Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Ask Liz: How to Jumpstart Your Wedding

Fill These Seats Carefully.
Photo by Pictilio Photography
An Oldie But Goody from my column on The Broke-Ass Bride...

Dear Liz,
I just got engaged! Is there some type of simple check list, for starting to plan a wedding? Like…
1- Budget
2 – Guest list
3 – Dress??
I’m so overwhelmed by the whole process!
In the Deep End

Dear Deep,
Welcome to Wedding World! First of all, bonus points for putting your dress third. That sort of practical thinking will get you far around here. Start with your guest list – his list, your list, and your parents’ lists. And, yeah, if your budget is a consideration, figure that out while you’re getting your guests together. You should reserve half of your budget for your ceremony and reception site, and your catering. A little perspective - a comparable wedding dinner at Olive Garden for 100 guests would be around $5,000. Those are also the first three things you need to pay for. Once you got that done, I give you permission to start shopping for your dress. You should probably book a photographer first, but there’s no reason to be a saint. Have fun!
Who did you invite to your bridal shower? How long did you resist shopping for your dress? Just engaged, and got questions? Let me know below! And, you can find out more about me and my slice of Wedding World at silvercharmevents.com.
See you at the end of the aisle,

Liz Coopersmith
Silver Charm Events

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