(Closed) A newbee saying hello and looking for advice!

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
1406 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Well you have the budget so that’s a good start.  I would start thinking about your guest list first so you know which venues to look at based on your numbers.  DH thought he’d only want to invite about 20 people and when we wrote out our lists, it turned into 60. 

Then you could always work on STDs and send them out if you are planning on doing them.

Post # 5
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2494 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d say the most expensive things are the dress, food, booze, flowers, photography and venue, but you might not even need/want some of those things. I’d make a list of “typical” wedding things and order them in importance. How does your dream venue fall? What about videography? Cake? A specific designer for your dress? Once you have figured out what is most important, research how much those things will cost you. For example, if you LOVE photography and MUST have a dream photographer, it could easily cost over $3000. If you find someone on Kijiji out of photography school you might get someone for under $100! Same with cake. My cake, for example, meant almost nothing to me. In our catering contract we took out dessert (cheesecake) and replaced it with a wedding cake. It ended up costing us about $120 for the cake because of plating fees (yeah.. you will come across weird standards like that), which was still better than the couple of hundred actual cake bakers wanted. Anyways, take the information you gather and make a budget with specific allotments to each category and plan away!

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