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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Destination Weddings: planning your budget.


A very important part of your destination wedding is planning your BUDGET.
It´s important to have the correct idea of what you want for your wedding
starting from the Destination you have chosen.

Remember always to get more value for your money,
your Destination Wedding Planner must be an expert
to help you with this specific detail.

PLANNING YOUR BUDGET is a very crucial part, because it´s the begining. You need to sit down and write in paper two lists, your wants and your needs.

example of the list


Both Bride & Groom must discuss the items in the list and make a NEW list which we will call the REAL DEAL list and upon the items chosen you must first of all CHOOSE a Resort, venue or location to have your destination venue.

Ask for special deals or packages, and ask if there is an ON Site Wedding Planner. On site wedding planners are less expensive and sometimes are even complementary services.

PICK A DATE. MAKE SURE YOUR VENUE/RESORT IS AVAILABLE
BEFORE SENDING OUT ANY SAVE THE DATES OR INVITATIONS.

AND
START SAVING BASED UPON YOUR BUDGET.
Ask your wedding planner for payment options, also for
payment due dates. Most vendors will ask for 30% to 50% in advance
and take the rest of your payment a few days prior to wedding.

You can also find very helpful online tools like the one below from
www.vertex42.com were you can download for free excel spreadsheets
that can help you with your Budget organization.

SO have this advice in mind, before sending the save the Date
or any invitations; take a few days to plan your budget, make sure the
date is available and then start planning with your
DESTINATION WEDDING PLANNER.


HAVE ALL YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS COVERED AND
ALWAYS LEAVE A FEW BUCKS FOR ANY LAST MINUTE
THINGS YOU HAD NOT IN MIND BUT WILL SURE LOVE
TO HAVE ON YOUR WEDDING DAY
(like doves, butterflies, fireworks,etc)


6 comments:

  1. Really great advice! The wants and needs list is always a smart way to really figure out what's appropriate with each individual budget. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Great tips and it's so true! other wise you risk of falling in love with a resort that won't work for your wallet.

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  4. yes!! I´m so happy you liked it! The list of wants and needs is BASIC for any project in life, and it is a MUST for weddings!!!

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