Affordable Ideas for Gatlinburg Weddings

Posted by dynamohi on November 13th, 2015

If you are new to wedding planning like most couples, the process of budgeting can seem very overwhelming especially if you are not working with a professional planner. You are not sure how much to estimate on the venue, photography, catering, beauty, gowns and everything else in between.

The secret to having an amazing wedding, that most people won’t even notice was planned on a tight budget, is to establish your priorities early enough and then work according to your wish list. Be very realistic when coming up with a budget and you’ll have an event that you enjoy and can easily afford.

Make reasonable estimates

First things first, you need to take a serious look at your wedding budget and determine if the estimates are realistic. Before you even make estimates, you will have to speak to a number of wedding vendors or visit a few places to get a rough idea of how much certain products and services will cost. You’ll also need to have your guest list or at least a close estimate of how many people you plan to invite to your wedding.

Find out what is/is not included in a wedding package

While most people assume that wedding packages cover everything they could possible need, the reality is that sometimes a package may end up costing you more than you think especially if it didn’t have the extras you were looking for. Look for a professional who can take you through a number of Gatlinburg elopement packages that may be suitable for your occasion and ask questions about anything you feel is not covered in writing.

Contract vendors early enough

As soon as you decide on a wedding vendor, it is important to book by paying a certain fee and signing a contract. The reason is that, sometimes the rates may change and if you have already signed a contract with the vendor, there is no risk of having to pay a higher amount when the venue or wedding supply increases their pricing. This often happens in seasons where there are numerous Gatlinburg weddingsand most venues are fully booked.

Think about the hidden costs

Most wedding couples don’t plan for the hidden costs and end up paying more than what they anticipated. To avoid this, think about costs such as event equipment, extra tables and chairs in the event that you have more guests than anticipated as well as valet services for your guests. Some of these costs may not be included in your wedding package so you have to ask before you sign the dotted line.

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