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Plan your big day budget ( source http://www.youryorkshireweddingmagazine.com )
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Your mind will be on all things weddings at the moment but the first thing to do before making any big decision is to decide on your budget.
Congratulations, you’re engaged! Your mind will be on all things weddings at the moment but the first thing to do before making any big decision is to decide on your budget. Find out sooner rather than later whether your parents and/or in-laws will be contributing towards the fund for the big day and then set out some realistic targets.
Make a list of the different elements of the day in order of importance, then work your budget out around that designating the largest portion of the funds to the items at the top of the list, such as the venue, photographer and the dress.
To give you a helping hand we have put together a budget guide that gives a rough average on what each element of a wedding will cost.
(These amounts are a guide for approximately 100 guests – actual costs will vary according to the size of guest list, number of attendants, length of wedding, when you get married and type and location of venue.
* Ceremony – £400
* Reception – £2,500
* Food & drink – £5,000
* Cake – £300
* Bride’s dress – £1,200
* Accessories – £150
* Lingerie – £50
* Bridesmaids – £250
* Groom’s suit – £150
* Groomsmen – £300
* Hair – £150
* Make-up – £150
* Invitations – £300
* Postage – £20
* Thank you cards – £120
* Table plan & place cards – £60
* Photographer – £1,250
* Transport – £300
* Flowers – £800
* Toastmaster – £350
* Thank you gifts – £200
* Favours – £200
* Wedding rings – £800
* Honeymoon – £3,000
Total wedding budget: £17,850
As with any event, there are always extra costs you should bear in mind. Many of these may have no relevance to your wedding but if you want to incorporate all or some of them, it may bump up your budget slightly.
– Insurance – that is both for the wedding and honeymoon
– Corkage fees
– Videographer and extra fees other suppliers may charge to be filmed by them
– Save-the-date cards and any other extra stationery
– First night accommodation – if it’s not included at the venue
– Marriage fees and licence – approx £350
– Guest book
– Extra decorations
– Hen and stag do’s
No bride and groom want to start married life thousands of pounds in debt so if you need to cut a hefty chunk from the budget, here are a few helpful tips:
– Arrange the ceremony and reception to be in the same place
– Have a mid-week or off-peak wedding
– Think about getting hitched later on in the day
– Ask your attendants to pay some/all towards the cost of their outfits
– Be brutal with your guest list
– Bag a bargain at dress sample sales
– Book last minute deals
– Hire rather than buy
– Look for items such as thank you gifts in the sales
Filled Under : Wedding Venues
Rudding Park Wedding Photography
Award winning Rudding Park near Harrogate, Yorkshire, is a privately owned luxury hotel set in beautiful grounds and is perfect for wedding photography.
This converted grade 1 listed building, set in grand gardens, is an idyllic special occasion, civil ceremony or wedding reception venue.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa. Weddings | Yorkshire Wedding Photographers Leeds Harrogate York North Yorkshire West Yorkshire
Traditional weddings with an enchanting twist.
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa has established an outstanding reputation for hosting weddings based on customer service and the fact that we have an original venue.
The hotel is also unquestionably one of the leading wedding venues in Yorkshire, with every wedding treated with the personal attention that it deserves.
A stunning woodland setting, excellent function facilities, impeccable service and award-winning cuisine all combine to make up the perfect Yorkshire wedding venue
Chevin Country Park Hotel & Spa. Weddings Yorkshire
The bridesmaids are members of the bride’s party in a wedding. A bridesmaid is typically a young woman, and often a close friend or sister. She attends to the bride on the day of a wedding or marriage ceremony. Traditionally, bridesmaids were chosen from unwed young women of marriageable age.
The principal bridesmaid, if one is so designated, may be called the chief bridesmaid or maid of honor if she is unmarried, or the matron of honor if she is married. A junior bridesmaid is a girl who is clearly too young to be marriageable, but who is included as an honorary bridesmaid. In the United States, typically only the Maid/Matron of Honor and the Best Man are the official witnesses.
Often there is more than one bridesmaid: in modern times the bride chooses how many to ask. Historically, no person of status went out unattended, and the size of the retinue was closely calculated to be appropriate to the family’s social status. A large group of bridesmaids provided an opportunity for showing off the family’s social status and wealth. Today, the number of bridesmaids in a wedding party is dependent on many variables, including a bride’s preferences, the size of her family, and the number of attendants her partner would like to have as well.
The male equivalent is the groomsman, also known in British English as an usher; in the United States, the role of attending to the groom has diverged from that of escorting guests to their seats, and the two positions are no longer synonymous and are often if not usually filled by different persons.
In some countries, such as in Norway and England, it is customary for bridesmaids to be small children rather than grown women. They may carry flowers during the wedding procession and pose with the married couple in bridal photos. In an American-style wedding, this role is likewise separate from that of the bridesmaid, and the small child performing it is known as a flower girl. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bridesmaid)
Queens Hotel, Leeds, Wedding Venue
As the most famous landmark hotel in Leeds, The Queens really does set the standard. Proudly positioned in the heart of City Square adjacent to the rail station and a host of other amenities, The Queens Hotel radiates a powerful allure from every inch of its immaculate white Portland stone façade. But the beautiful frontage is no façade, as you’ll discover when you step inside. The perfect balance of old character and contemporary elegance, The Queens Hotel Leeds combines its proud 1930’s Art Deco heritage with modern 4 Star luxury
Temple Newsam Wedding Venue Leeds
This magnificent Tudor-Jacobean country house dates back to the 1500’s and has been described as the Hampton Court of the north. It has it’s Royal connections and is the birthplace of the notorious Lord Darnley, the infamous husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
The House is set in an expanse of 1500 acres of well-kept gardens, mature parkland and woodland. In the 18th Century Capability Brown, the leading landscape architect of the time created the idealised ‘picturesque’ landscape that you see today. There fine views of the House from the East Avenue and Elm Walk plus the Palladian Little Temple creates a timeless focal point in the distance.
There are a number of exquisite rooms, ideal for receptions within the House that are both licensed for Civil Ceremonies and available for dining. In addition, the South Terrace is perfect for a drinks reception, allowing you and your guests to take in the spectacular countryside and surroundings.