Did you know that there are 4 major components that make up the costs factors when planning a wedding??
Well, Soirée is here to help you have the wedding you want at a cost that won't hurt your pockets!
Factor #1: TYPE OF WEDDING
Did you know that brunch, lunch, and tea-time weddings are less expensive??
Why, you ask?
People tend to eat less and drink less liquor during these times, saving you money on food and the cost of alcohol!
Factor #2: NUMBER OF GUESTS
It is typical to want ALL of your friends, loved ones, former teachers, neighbors, childhood friends, former classmates (you get the point) to be in attendance on your big day, however, that guest list with hundreds of people on it tends to dwindle down after the bride and groom realize exactly how much it'll cost them.
One guest can cost anywhere form $100-$500 when you consider the cost of invitations, food, drinks, room rentals for out of town guests, etc. So it may be wise to invite your closest friends and family to be in attendance on your big day and mail out announcements to everyone else.
Factor #3: SIZE OF THE WEDDING PARTY
It's not uncommon for people to want their siblings, childhood friends, college friends, sorority sisters/frat brothers etc. to be a part of their wedding party. However, it's no secret that a larger wedding party equals an even larger bill.
The cost of attire, gifts, and flowers for the wedding party alone can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars! So, if you can, limit your wedding party to 4-6 of your closest friends.
Factor #4: TIPS AND TAXES
One of the most commonly overlooked wedding expense is tips and taxes. It is typical to tip your planners, caterers, DJ, drivers, hair/make-up artists, and florists at least 15%-20% of their total bill (provided that you are satisfied with their service).
When planning your wedding, remember that tips and taxes are often not included in price quotes.