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Budgeting (and things not to forget)

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#11 shannonmarie

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:25 AM

I guess I just assumed I'll still need to rent the sound system to have music played during the actual ceremony. 

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#12 RollerBride

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    Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:31 AM

    I would check with your resort. At our resort, we have to rent a sound system separately for the ceremony. It's $180. We are then using a DJ for the ceremony. It turns out that the DJ will be our sound system tech for the ceremony as well.

    I guess I just assumed I'll still need to rent the sound system to have music played during the actual ceremony. 

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    #13 TheWolferts

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      Posted 17 July 2012 - 06:54 AM

      Depending on what you and your groom are wearing, I'd budget in a dress steam and a suit press. It wasnt very expensive at our resort and made everything look so crisp and well-kept.



      Originally Posted by DestinationGirl 

      Hi Ladies,


      My FI and I made a budget when we started to plan our destination wedding (we are also doing an AHR). I'm trying to get us an organized and possible, while also aiming to stay within a decent budget. I have a running list of things, with costs that I already know, and other things with a question mark for those costs that I am not sure of yet.
      Also, I am writing down things that I may or may not want - this way I can make decisions as I go.

      Here is my list so far, please suggest anything that I may be forgetting or haven't thought of and this can be helpful to anyone who is at this point in the planning stages.





      -Ceremony Package           

      - Bride’s bouquet
      - Groom’s boutonniere
      - Bridal Party bouquets/boutonnieres
      - Table arrangement for ceremony
      - Sound system for ceremony
      - Wedding cake
      - Private Reception

      - Fire Show

      - Reception Decorations           

      - Ceremony Decorations

      - Photographer

      - Guest Pass for outside vendors

      - Officient (

      - Hair

      - Makeup

      - Sand Ceremony Kit 

      - OOT Bags 
      - Wedding Dress

      - Groom’s Suit

      - Wedding Bands

      - Wedding outfit accessories

      - DJ -

      - Marriage license and certificate

      - Photograph prints/albums

      - Invitations

      - Wedding Party Gifts

      - Guest gifts

      - tips

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