I am planning my own wedding, and I have do not have the slightest idea on where to start, and if I will have enough money.
My fiance and I have decided to get married on June 04, 2011. That is about 62 days from here. We are planning on inviting approximately 60-75 people. Give or take. We are working with about $4000.00. The wedding party consist of 2 bridesmaids, 2 groomsmen, 1 bestman, 1 maid of honor, 3 flower girls, 1 ring bearer. I was wondering instead of having my wedding at a venue, will it possibly be less expensive to have it at a hotel? I am really getting frustrated with this whole wedding thing. What steps do I need to take next?
Congratulations on your engagement and don't worry you have already done the first thing which is to set a date and numbers.
The next thing you need to do is find your venue.
With a $4000 total wedding budget about half of that will be needed for the reception, so you are looking for a venue that will hold your numbers and will provide everything for $2000. It is possible! Some hotels that need to boost business and offer wedding packs where there is a set price for the food, drinks and venue hire.
You may need to be a bit flexible on the date as weddings do get booked up years in advance. You will find that Friday weddings are slightly cheaper than Saturday weddings.
When you have your venue booked you will have $2000 for dresses, wedding cake, suit, rings, flowers, invitations and transport. Use this site to find some great deals and call in as much help as you can to get everything ready.