Wouldn’t we all love to win the lottery? How many conversations have you had which go into the finer details of what you would do with your jackpot winnings? Personally, it’s the multiple holiday homes (apart from my two base homes in London and Beverly Hills to be precise). Alas, that will never be something I can rely on happening anytime soon! Anyway, enough about me – let’s talk about you and your event; more precisely about your budget for the event.
Since we aren’t all lucky enough to have unlimited funds (must check that lottery ticket!), back to the spreadsheet we go. So, where do we start? Venue? Band? Flowers? Food? Dress? It’s all such a fuzz…. Let’s deal with one thing at a time. Clear the mind. What’s the MOST important part of the wedding for you? If it’s the music, assign more of your budget to that and spend less on the lighting, cars and flowers. Or if you want to spend more on your dress , don’t spend on a large, take over the table (so I can’t see anyone opposite me, (not always a bad thing)!) table arrangement.
So let’s get down to business. I find with most Jewish weddings you are looking at bringing Kosher caterers in to your venue, which more often than not will cost more than the hire of the venue (this is another blog in itself…something to look forward to!). This is going to be your largest expense – sorry caterers…..we love you but you are kinda pricey. So let’s start there, they all tend to be around the same price per head, some slightly more, some slightly less, however; some offer packages which is always a good way of negotiating and keeping your costs down. From there you can start to prioritise each supplier, allowing you to allocate your wedding planning budget efficiently.
For further advice on planning your budget and ways to save on wedding spending; contact Natasha on 07974027773; firstname.lastname@example.org