Top Five Ways to Keep Your Wedding Budget Manageable

by | Mar 31, 2008 | All Blog Postings, Helpful Hints | 0 comments

1. Set a budget and stick to it. Things can start adding up pretty quickly, so keeping in mind that more is less in 2008 should help you stay on track.

2. Set a limit on your guest list. This will ensure you don’t over extend your funds. The average wedding cost $100 per person, so by limiting your guest list to 100 people instead of 150, theoretically you could save around $5000.

3. Skip the five course sit down dinner. It takes more catering staff to prepare and serve a plated dinner; therefore it is more cost effective to have an elegant buffet.

4. Order a smaller cake. Everyone likes cake but not everyone needs a huge piece. As caterers we are always shock at the amount of cake that gets thrown out at EVERY wedding.

5. Offer a signature drink instead of a full bar. Limiting your guest selection will maximize you liquor return at the end of the night.



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