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Wedding Reception And Your Budget

Aug 4, 2008
Your wedding reception will probably be one of the most important parts of your wedding. In fact, it is also true in terms of your budget. The cost of your reception will be around 50% to 70% of your total budget. As a result, it is worth discussing about the costs that will be involved in your reception.

The first thing that will have a lot of impact of the cost of your reception is certainly the venue. The cost of renting the venue will certainly be a large portion of the total cost. In fact, the first thing you need to consider when you are choosing the venue is the size of the venue. A large venue will certainly be more expensive. To this end you would probably like to have a rough idea about the number of guests. You will need a larger venue if you are going to invite a lot of guests. Yet you should not choose a venue which is a lot larger than you need. You will just be wasting your money in this case. You should also remember that the cost of the venue will be more expensive if you are having your wedding a Saturday.

The catering can also be something very expensive in your reception. You should first of all try to see if you are allowed to hire your own caterer. If it is possible, you will be able to make it a bit cheaper. Of course you may also consider the menu in order to make it less expensive. You may ask what kind of menu will be less expensive and the caterer of the venue will certainly be able to give you some useful advices.

The wedding cake is the focus of your wedding. Yet it can also be a large portion of your expenses in your reception. The size of the cake will certainly affect the price of it. As in the case of the venue, you should not make the cake too big such that it does not match the number of guests. You will be wasting money if you do so. On the other hand, you should not make the cake too small since it will not be enough for serving your guests. The decoration and icing will also affect the price of the cake. If you would like to save some money, you may consider serving the cake as the dessert. In this case you can take the dessert away from the menu.

You will certainly hire photographers in your reception. The price of photographer varies from photographer to photographer. However, one thing you should bear in mind is that you should try to hire two photographers so that you can still have your wedding photos in case the camera of one of the photographer does not work on your big day. If you would like to save money on your wedding photographer, you can try to ask your family members or friends to take the wedding photos!
About the Author
Jerry Leung has great interest Chinese Wedding Traditions. He runs a website on Wonderful Wedding Bouquet. Be sure to check Money Saving Wedding Tips.
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