Getting the Wedding You Want

Getting the Wedding You Want

by David Egan

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pix, Rocks, & Vows

Costs for photographers, music, and officiants

We walked through venue and catering costs in the last column. Now let’s look at costs for other core wedding professionals: photographers, musicians, and DJs, and officiants.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Venue & Catering

Your venue is the first purchasing decision you’re likely to make. The second is your caterer. These are generally your two largest purchases, and should be made in that order. Sometimes the venue is a standalone cost, and sometimes it’s combined with catering. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each in a later article. For the purposes of the moment, we’ll consider each separately.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Big Picture... on wedding costs

Every aspect of your wedding planning is related to two things: your budget and your anticipated guest count. In the last three columns, we’ve talked about your guest list. Now let’s get into the budget. Your budget represents the total amount of money you have to spend for absolutely everything. That includes your venue, catering, photography, entertainment, decorating, officiant, ceremony music, and more.

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The Guest List Part 3

Creating the perfect guest list for your wedding calls for clear thinking and deliberate action. Once you know who you want to invite (and who you don’t), you need to know how to make it happen. That’s what we’re going to talk about now.

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Guest List Part 2

Many couples hear, “You must invite…” from their parents or friends, or even from somewhere inside themselves. That’s simply not true. The universe will not come crashing down upon you if so-and-so is left off of the guest list! So, let’s talk about specific types of potential wedding guests and how to manage them.


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