February 2012 Archives
Deciding on a budget is as much of a headache for me as I’m sure it is for you! As a bride I want to indulge in all of my wedding desires but as a planner I also know the downfalls of not setting a realistic budget and sticking with it! Ken and I are also planning on purchasing a home and I am trying to avoid the pitfalls of buying a home and having a wedding to close together for fear of having to slice my wedding budget and cut back.
As of right now in our wedding planning process we are going through the “want”, “really want” and “can do without.” Our big issue right now is if we should indulge in an open bar or not. One venue we are looking at provides us the opportunity to pay upfront per head and that is it. You do not pay per drink, bartenders, etc. We would know our total amount so no surprises. Another venue we would pay per drink. The cons of the latter is we would not know the total cost until the end of the night. We are also toying with the idea of having a set amount and cut off the open bar when that amount is reached or having drink tickets/tokens and paying for a set amount of drinks. So many choices so little time!
Well, as you can see we are still trying to decide on a venue!