Wedding Budget Costing

Preparing for a wedding needs thorough budget analysis since not all couples have the same income. Some may have prepared for their big day and have spent years in saving for the potential expenses while some only started to put aside a portion of their income or savings after getting engaged. Whether you are a rich kid who can get support from your family or you’re just an average employee, having a wedding fund is always necessary. Having your wedding fund would at least let you know how much you and your fiancé can splurge. This will also give you a good idea how much you lack and how much you only need for certain wedding suppliers. Doing your personal wedding costing would also help in estimating the current price rates and trend in the local wedding industry, which would enlighten you and your fiancé up to how much you’re supposed to spend for each category.

When planning to do your wedding budget costing, you should highly consider the following:

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Things to ask your Venue

Searching for the perfect venue to have your wedding reception is as important as finding your dream church and your bridal gown designer. Your venue, of course, would host all of your guests for possibly 4-5 hours after doing your ceremonial rites. There are tons of awesome venues around the country, whether you’re planning to have them in a hotel, events place or in a clubhouse, but when you do your inquiry be sure to always include the basics.

  • name
  • date of event
  • time of event
  • number of possible guests
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

During initial inquiry ask your Venue about…

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2016 WAW Top 10 Wedding Suppliers

It’s really interesting to note that ever since we started our wedding planning, everytime we get to know good feedback from real life couples who got the same suppliers that we did, we always feel proud and more excited to see their output for our wedding. What moe knowing that your booked suppliers are the best in the country? On a yearly basis, Weddings at Work (W@W) presents its Top 10 Wedding Suppliers Award to the best in the Philippine wedding industry that has been nominated by real-life couples, who are of course member of the W@W community. This annual W@Wie Awards has huge names on its previous list like Jason Magbanua, Veluz, etc.

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Things to ask your Videographer

Now, for the video team. Again here’s the initial details that you need to inform them  so they’ll know if they are available for your date.

  • name
  • date of event
  • time of event
  • tentative location
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

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Things to ask your Photographer

One of the most essential suppliers in a wedding event is the Photographer. In the age of digital media where it’s so easy to just take photos with your cam and post it online within seconds, some people feel like getting a pro won’t be that important anymore. But hey, photos would definitely last more than the imported flowers and huge cake that cost thousands on your wedding day. Besides, they’ll be the only memories you’ll have of your wedding day that you won’t get tired of looking.

  • name
  • date of event
  • time of event
  • tentative location
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

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Things to ask your Invitations Supplier

We think this THINGS TO ASK… series will definitely help couples who are planning their wedding. Now let’s focus on what to ask when inquiring for your potential Invitations supplier. Remember that asking the right questions will make you know specifically how much their rates are. Unlike other suppliers like HMUA, Photo and Video teams, their rates would vary depending on their scope of work.

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Things to ask your HMUA

Upon inquiring and before making a reservation for any supplier you should very well take note that you need to at least your basic wedding details to them so they can match their schedule with you. Just like any other supplier, when trying to search or book an HMUA service for your wedding or prenup, be sure to take ask the following during your encounter with them. But before doing so better do the inquiry using your email account for proof that you can check later but be sure that you have already included in your initial inquiry the following so they can check on their end if they’re available.

  • name
  • date of event
  • time of event
  • tentative location
  • contact information (email, mobile #, viber # etc)
  • tell where you found out about them (optional, but this is good especially if you’re going to haggle for possible discounts later on due to referrals)

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