Planning a Wedding Budget
According to Chatzky J (2008), the cost of planning a wedding has been on an upward trend for the past few years .he averages the cost to about $22,000 .regardless of this cost ,if one plans their wedding in time and appropriately they will save a lot of money and time. As much as the wedding is a very important time in the life of an individual, they should take caution while planning as the amount associated with can cause a big dent in any ones pocket. For any group of newly weds, they should always consider the amount they are spending on the wedding is worth while. They should take care not to take off with their marriage when in big debt just because they had a lavish wedding (Chatzky J 2008).
The wedding plan comes with a lot of costs and expense for it to be accomplished. These include: first is the cost of invitation cards. When ordering invitation cards ensure that you don’t use the big cards as this will increase the cost of postage of the card. Sometimes, if people have the knowledge and time, they can come up with their own cards to save on the cost. Secondly, the venue is also an aspect to consider in costing. For one to save on the cost, they should look for venues that are in the natural setting. This will cut down on the charges of having to hire the seats, tents and other equipment needed at the venue. Thirdly, the number of guests invited also determines the cost of the wedding. Thus for one to reduce the cost, they should consider lowering the numbers as low as possible. Other costs include the entertainment at the venue. This cost can be reduced by hiring music systems as opposed to using of a live band tat is far much expensive. Another aspect tat adds to cost of the wedding is the decorations and floral arrangement. These include the lights and potted plants. For one to save on the cost they should use the locally available materials that are in plenty at the time. Choose the cheapest materials that can bring out what you desire. Consequently there are other costs like the taking of photos. This can be done by the family members. Only those photos that need expert attention should be taken by the qualified photographers that you hire. Other expenses in the wedding may include the cost of beer and refreshments. To cut on the cost of the refreshments, one should also order the drinks from whole sale stalls .the champagne can also be done away with as this is not necessity. The table arrangement can also be used as a tool to save on the cost. The wedding planner should come up with large tables that can accommodate more people to save on the number f tables and the amount of table cloths to be used. (Chatzky J 2008).
The desired outcomes of good wedding will thus include: low cost of the wedding. Others include the satisfaction of both the quests and the people wedding. The success of a good wedding can be gauged on its smooth flow without any interruptions and hitches. The underlying concept behind planning a wedding is to ensure that the occasion is as memorable as possible and the couples live happily ever after. This life after wedding should be without the worries of having to settle the bills that accrued from the cost of the wedding. According to Tuterra David, the performance criteria of a weeding well planed is to see a guest go home having learned something new from the wedding and have the felling that they went to a very touching wedding. (Jason, 2011)
From the above discussion planning a wedding is not a child’s play. It involves a lot of preparation both financially and emotionally for one to succeed. As much as budgeting is hard and challenging, anyone who comes up with a successful wedding plan is always respected for that.
Chatzky J (2008).How to plan a wedding on a budget
Jason Frugal Dad, (2011) Planning a Wedding on a Budget