Most brides prioritize their attire, but, according to statistics, 80% of brides would spent both more time and money on entertainment. Find out what is most important to you and your betrothed then go from there.
1. Choose your color theme and style.
Experts say the most common wedding color mistakes include: forgetting to factor in your venue colors, waiting too long to choose, and picking bridesmaids colors that don’t flatter your party.
2. Determine your budget.
Most newlyweds say they underestimated their wedding budget by an average of 45%, so make sure you leave some wiggle room or get in a positive mindset about compromise.
3. Assemble your team
The average couple spends $1,500 – $3,500 on a wedding planner for their big day. But if you’re on a budget, friends and family work too!
4. Buy or Order your wedding dress
The bride’s gown is the centerpiece of the entire day. Ideally, the bride’s gown should reflect her personality and her groom’s desires. Today, expect to spend around $2000 on your dress on average.
Borrowing a gown will certainly help your budget, but I recommend doing so only if you truly love the gown you are borrowing. Most brides-to-be will consider the wedding dress a top priority, so if the money is available, go for a dress that makes you feel beautiful.
5. Start the guest list
You can basically count on 85% of your guest list actually showing up at your wedding.
6. Pick a date
If you want to avoid getting married on the most popular wedding day of the year, choose any date other than the Saturday of Canada day weekend.
7. Reserve your venues.
According to wedding cost statistics, hosting both the ceremony and the reception at the same location will save you an average of $12,500.
8. Book photographer and videographer
Good photography and videography help you relieve your special day over and over again! If your budget does not permit a professional photographer or videographer, ask talented friends to step in and help.
9. Book an officiant
Aside from any religious requirements you have for your ceremony, having a family member or friend get ordained to perform a wedding legally is actually quite simple.
10. Consider wedding insurance
Great wedding insurance should cover each of the following categories: property damage, guest injuries, and all expenses that result from canceled (or postponed) wedding.