Planning For Your Wedding Managing Your Budget
Many of us very much enjoy attending a party. From the food to the party atmosphere, parties for all occasions can be a great way to have fun and relieve stress. But planning a party, on the other hand, is likely to be a whole different experience altogether. The stress of planning a good party – no matter what the occasion – should not be underestimated. From deciding on table linens to hiring a caterer, the party host is faced with a vast array of decisions and must come up with a plan on how to execute them in a cost effective manner.
Parties come in all shapes and sizes. From more casual affairs like the Summer Barbecue to the first birthday party to the more lavish and fancy such as the wedding or banquet, it is important for the host of the party to be well planned as far ahead of time as possible. This is particularly important for more expensive and expansive parties like wedding receptions, of which there are more than forty thousand of every single weekend in the United States alone.
Planning a wedding is often done years ahead of the actual event, as soon as the couple becomes engaged. There are many decisions to make in the process of wedding planning, from choosing table linens to picking the perfect white wedding dress, but it has become easier over time. This is because the advent and widespread use of the internet has made wedding planning easier than ever before, and a total of around ninety three percent of all brides in the United States say that they rely heavily on the internet for their wedding planning process, from sourcing ideas to making online purchases and conducting research on venues and budgets.
And the budget is perhaps the most crucial part of the wedding, and the first thing that must be established before anything else can be purchased, from the smallest and simplest of table linens to the most extravagant party tent and party dance floor options. Fortunately for many brides in the United States, the average wedding budget has increased dramatically in recent years, the number of those with one million dollars or more to spend as much as doubling since 2011 and 2012, less than ten years ago today. In 2012, the typical cost of an entire wedding was just over twenty six thousand dollars. The reception alone cost nearly fifteen thousand dollars in total. In the six or so years since then, these costs have only continued to increase.
For those couples that can’t afford to spend much money on a wedding, wedding rentals present a viable option to throw the best party possible. Wedding rentals – such as in the case of table linens or a rental dance floor – allow couples to use quality items without needing to pay the full retail cost of them. A wedding linen rental is particularly popular, as wedding linens are often hugely high in quality but can be very expensive overall as a result. Event tent rentals are also common, as most people are not willing to pay full price for a tent that they are likely to only use once or twice in their entire lives.
Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming and stressful event, especially when it comes to balancing the budget of it all. Wedding rentals can provide a viable alternative to paying the full price for wedding essentials – often including a rental dance floor and rental table linens. Some brides even use rental or used wedding dresses to save money but still look their best.