Ok you sat down with the Fam and everyone has their lists. You added them up and if you invited everyone on the A list 400 people would come! Yikes! This is where you need to make some decisions. That is up to you and your family. You started with a generous budget, however we now have to think about a Photographer, Videographer, Florist, DJ, and Honeymoon. So After discussing things and getting down to the facts you decide to cut your guest list to 175 people. You can expect 10% not to come, now this is doable.
You decide you want your reception at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts. Great
$5200.00 Food (You decide the caterer this is a rounded figure) including Tax and Grat.
$7000.00 Alcohol Open Bar for 4 hours including Tax and Grat.
$15000.00 Grand Total
Now you have $15,000.00 to work with.
Photographers We have some fantastic people to work with here! you can expect to spend $2800 on up. I wrote and article on “3 Things NOT to go Cheap on” if you get a chance read it. You can find it on http://www.bnweddings.com/index.php/2010/08/26/hindsight-is-2020/
If not here are my thoughts;
“You have spent countless hours planning your dream wedding and the pictures
taken by your photographer will be the pictures you have for the rest of your life!
“When you look back on your family history, what do you look at? PICTURES!
Pictures of what? WEDDINGS! You could go to Craigslist and hire someone to take pictures, but it is unlikely to find agood photographer on Craigslist, one who creates images. A good photographer is invested in his trade, which means he or she is invested in YOU! And althoughprice is a factor, don’t just look at dollar signs, look beyond. Look at the quality of the photos.”
Check out these people. I cannot say enough about them! Good, honest fantastic quality Photos!
There are my thoughts for the day. Remember Keep things in Perspective! See ya tomorrow.