Surely having a wedding planner will make your wedding preparation a lot more easier and ensure the everything will go according to your wedding plan. You can free yourself form the nitty-gritty details and focus on what matter most. For example, choosing your perfect wedding gown and the most unique wedding photography.
Planning for a Wedding
However, if you intend to do your own wedding planning, you will probably need 9 to 12 months of lead time. You need time to research for the bridal shop, wedding photographer, florist, caterer and to reserve the venue for your reception.
Here’s a sample of a list of things to do prior to your wedding day:
- Select ROM date
- Select date for wedding ceremony
- Reserve reception venue
- Compile guest list
- Choose bridesmaids and groomsmen
- Shop for wedding bands
- Shop for bridal package
- Book honeymoon
- and the list goes on…
How Much Does a Wedding Cost
And yes, you will have to set a wedding budget and with the average wedding cost skyrocketing, it is not uncommon for the bride and groom to share the cost.
A large part of the wedding cost goes to the wedding gown, wedding photography, wedding reception and the honeymoon. Even with portion of the wedding dinner cost recoverable from the wedding red packets, the cost of a wedding will set you back by $15,000 to $25,000.