Create a Wedding Budget

Congratulations – you’re engaged! It’s an exciting time and nothing can kill that ‚¬”just engaged‚¬ buzz more than talking about the wedding budget. That being said, it is an essential first step in your wedding planning process. So throw back that glass of champagne and let’s talk money.

A quarter of Canadian couples spend between $30,000 and $75,000 on their wedding, while the average cost for a Canadian wedding has been holding steadyat around $25,000 to $30,000(and even higher in the Metro Vancouver area).

Traditionally the bride’s family paid for the entire wedding but in most areas this is no longer the norm. Most weddings these days are paid by a combination of the couple and contributions from their families.

Start with chatting to your fianc© – determine that you are both on the same page in terms of the style and type of wedding you want to have. Then discuss what type of budget you have to work with – how much money are you comfortable spending?

You might be able to ask your families for support. If you are comfortable approaching your families for support this is great (even better if they say yes)!

Now that you have your budget number make Excel your friend. Make or find a budget worksheet online such as this wedding budget worksheet. Plug in your total budget to see where your money will go. It is just a guide, so add or subtract based on the type of wedding you are planning.

Next,discuss what is most important to you both on your wedding day – is it the lasting memories created by a fabulous wedding photographer or are you foodies with plans for a 10-course meal for your family and friends? Shift your spending to fund your priorities, shave a few percentages off your florist budget and move it over to attire so you can walk down the aisle in the Jimmy Choo heels of your dreams.

Once you have set your budget – stick to it! You don’t want to start your lives off with a mountain of wedding-related debt.

Now the fun starts begin looking for vendors in your price ranges. As you book make sure you keep track of deposits and due dates in your excel wedding budget planner. Make sure you are recording EVERYTHING – that includes stamps for your invites and save the dates, your wedding day undergarments etc. Check-in with your fianc© and wedding coordinator every couple weeks to ensure you are still on track for your budget.

There are numerous ways to get the wedding you want in the budget you have – get started with Google and Pinterest, ask other former brides in your area and invest in a vancouver wedding planner or day-of wedding coordinator to ensure your day will run smooth from start to finish.

One final tip (only if you are good about paying off your credit card off each month) – pay for things with a credit card that offers travel miles – hello honeymoon flights!

Start the Wedding With a Bang With an Elegant Sikh Wedding Cards

While looking through old marriage albums, a smile invariably appears on one’s face. Nostalgia is such a strong emotion and naturally associated with large, fun events from the past. Everyone has their own personal set of memories of defining moments in their life. Graduation, first job, marriage, etc. To make sure that your marriage also is glowing memory in the future, proper preparations need to start in the present.
Take a Classy First Step Towards A Successful Wedding with a Wedding Invitation

When people start to take get into the zone of planning a wedding, its very easy to let the stress affect your life in other aspects and have this planning time, turn into an overall unpleasant experience. To prevent this from happening, a good, experienced team is required to handle all possible situations with can crop up.
There is a prominent saying in Hindi which says if u want to celebrate then learn it from a Punjabi. This is an understatement to their nature of sharing joy and distributing happiness. Having a larger than life reputation the Sikhs keep no stone unturned in the process of having a grand wedding. It’s in these marriages where food, alcohol and brotherhood is the atmosphere. This religion is deeply rooted in India from ages. Their traditions are almost as old as Hinduism and they follow their legacy with pride. Needless to say their weddings also are king size.
With an event as massive as a wedding, with people from so many people from so many places coming, anything can happen, so it is necessary to keep a calm head to get it done. Of course, the incentive of giving your near and dear ones a wonderful experience is more than enough for a motivator.
Selecting the proper invitation can be a little tricky at times. To get that perfect balance of elegance and information, the right layout artists are needed, along with professional embroideries and embossing the names in the card for the perfect Sikh Wedding Cards. Once, the design has been finalized then the rest of the planning gets underway.
At all social events, with so many people mingling and talking, many topics will be discussed. Naturally, the quality of the wedding in all aspects will definitely be discussed by the most precious relatives. To make sure that a positive review is on everyone’s mind, the invitation is the most important part. It sets not only, the ambience of the wedding atmosphere in a card, but also sets in that anticipation of a future gathering in the minds of the invitees.
So choose that perfect card, and watch it works its magic in the minds of your friends and relatives. The end result after the event is guaranteed happiness on everyone’s faces.