BEING YOUR OWN WEDDING PLANNER
Planning your own wedding can be a good way to save a good deal of money. Wedding reception planners aren’t usually cheap, though they are definitely worth it if your goal is to have a wedding to remember. If, however, you’re trying to get married on a budget, being your own wedding planner could be the way to go.
HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP YOU PLAN THE PERFECT DREAM WEDDING ALL ON YOUR OWN
MAKE THE GUEST LIST
You have to know the number of guests that will be in attendance before you start shopping around the food, music, entertainment, and the best wedding venues Melbourne has to offer.
SET THE DATE
Make sure your wedding doesn’t fall on the same day as a big event or holiday in Melbourne, as that could interfere with your big plans. It could also affect the availability of your wedding venues.
CONSIDER THE BUDGET
You may have the money set aside for the wedding, but why not use your credit card for all of the purchases and earn a few miles in the process?
PLAN FOR THE WEATHER
You know what time of year is the most pleasant in Melbourne, so keep the weather in mind as you schedule your big event. You want to avoid the heat as well as the rain – especially if you’re doing an outdoor wedding.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR SUPPLIERS
If you’ve got a catering company you know you want to work with, why not ask them if they can recommend a photographer, wedding venue, etc.? They’ve worked with others before, and they’ll know which vendors provide a quality service.
ASK FOR A DISCOUNT
For those who want a bit extra to sweeten a deal with a vendor, always make the bargains before you sign. Most vendors will go the extra mile to entice you the sign the contract, but they’ll have no incentive to offer you more once you’ve already committed to their service.
ORGANISE THE FINANCIALS
You should be spending about 50% of your total budget on the reception, 10% on flowers, 10% for entertainment, 10% for photos and video, 2 to 3% on invites, 2 to 3 percent for gifts, and the rest on a wedding coordinator. Have a bit extra handy just in case unforeseen expenses arise.
GO SLOW WITH THE PLANNING
Don’t rush and try to slap everything together, but take your time with the planning. Sign one contract at a time, and stay organized as you plan the big day.
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The Being Your Own Wedding Planner ideas listed here are only a sample of what Red Scooter The Unique Events Venue can provide at our New York inspired warehouse venues. We can tailor any function package to suit your needs – and this is only limited by your imagination. We specialize in making every occasion a unique experience – from your guests arrival to the last dance we will help bring your dreams to life at Red Scooter.
Visit us just outside of Melbourne’s CBD, and talk with our professional event planners to see how our award-winning event planning service can help you create the wedding of your dreams! Your satisfaction is our guarantee, and we’ll take all of the stress off your plate – freeing you up to enjoy the wedding you deserve.
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