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Sunday, 19 August 2018

Wedding Tips for ...

Budgeting

You will hear this a million times but weddings are ridiculously expensive and trust me when you feel like you have paid it all off and everything is under control, something will jump up and bite you. There will always be something that you didn't think of and didn't plan for and it will stress you the hell out, but at the end of the day it is the best day of your life and you want it to be perfect.

I know for a fact my biggest stress while planning the wedding was money, I had my diary and my schedule, 4 (yes 4) to do lists and it still seemed like there were things that I didn't think of. SO now that my wedding is over with here are the things that I had to pay for. There will obviously be different things that I had that you may not want, or things that you want and I didn't have so just add them in or take them away and just think of how much you will want to spend.

SO my list (hold tight)

Registry office - Booking fee
                         - Notice of Marriage (Not needed if you get married in a church)
                         - Ceremony
                         - Wedding Certificate (You get 1 official copy and you pay for others, I got 4 copies just so I had them to send off to places, doctors, bank, work, phone, driving licence, passport ect)

Reception - Booking fee,
                 - Food (Both wedding breakfast and night time buffet)
                 - Drinks (if you having drinks or arrival, toasts etc)
                 - DJ
                 - Rooms (getting ready in the morning or if you are staying there the night)
                 - Decorations ( I did a LOT of DIY's, so saved so much money)
                 - Cake

The Bride - Hair and Make up (if you do a trial, you will also have to pay for this)
                 - THE DRESS
                 - Dress alterations (this can be A LOT of money so make sure you budget a lot)
                 - Shoes (maybe even a 2nd pair for if you heels hurt)
                 - Underwear
                 - Wedding perfume
                 - Emergency kit (things like safety pins, plasters, ear buds - tip if you cry, ear buds are a quick clean up and they don't wreak your winged liner)
                 - Bag (keep a powder in to reapply, lippy, perfume, maybe spare bobby pins, phone)
                 - Jewellery
                 - Hair accessorise
             
The Groom - Suit
                    - Shoes
                    - Underwear
                 
Transport - Cars/ Buses/ Taxi
                 - Booking fee
               
Bridesmaids - Dresses
                     - Shoes
                     - Hair and Make up
                     - Gifts (to say thank you for being apart of your special day)

Groomsmen - Suits
                     - Shoes
                     - Gifts (Same as the bridesmaids)

Flowers - Brides
              - Bridesmaids
              - Button holes
              - Reception flowers for decoration
              - Gifts for mothers

Miscellaneous - Wedding Rings (Get them the earlier the better, it may take time to get them in)
                        -  Photographer
                        - Pictures for decoration
                        - Guest book
                     

These are just some thing there is so much more you can have, but these are a few things we did and didn't have.

I am going to be writing a post about saving money soon, since mine and Paul's budget was £2000 all together, so you don't need to spends loads on a wedding to make it special. If you like this series then please keep an eye out and I will give you a few more wedding tips.

See you Soon
Lots of love
Lottie
Xxx


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