Food and beverage expenses are often the largest single item in an event budget. More often than not, this is as true for weddings as it is for other types of events. As you plan your event and finalize your budget, it is especially important to play close attention to your catering decisions, as even small choices you make can have a big impact on the total cost.
The average wedding cost is $29,000. Reading that figure can cause many brides to hyperventilate. When I first started budgeting for my wedding, I nearly had a panic attack. In my wedding planning process, I learned a lot about catering options, florists, and venues.
Food is one of the most crucial elements of your event. It’s the part of your event that your guests will remember the most, so serving great-tasting food is of the utmost importance. When people reminisce about your wedding or party, the last thing you want is for them to recall is how the mashed potatoes were powdered and the chicken was so rubbery it was like biting into a pencil eraser!
As the master of ceremonies, your wedding officiant plays an essential role in setting the tone of your wedding. When planning your big day, remember to choose an officiant who shares your spiritual values and with whom you and your fiancé/fiancée feel personally comfortable.
In this economy, why spend money to hire a professional DJ when you can do-it-yourself with a portable music player? Seems tempting, but before you decide to forego hiring a DJ for your wedding, beware—an “iPod wedding” can be a lot more costly than you may think.
One of the biggest parts of your event is the music. Today it has become common place to use a Disc Jockey (DJ) to not only provide music, but to also emcee your event and enhance the party with the use of lights, videos and special effects. With hundreds of DJs in many metropolitan areas to choose from, researching DJs can be a time consuming and overwhelming task. These tips will help you be better prepared to ask the important questions and get the answers you need to thoroughly evaluate DJs and hire the right one for your event.