"i want this bad boy $10,000 budget to encompass everything...the venue the food the dress the booze the rings to the everything else. e-ver-y-thing." -me
yes, that was me. about 1.5 years ago. and wow, how things doth change with 1.5 years worth of reality checks.
so here's what i'm thinking:
$10,000 must include venue, food, drink, dress, dj, centerpieces, invitations.
$10,000 will not include photography, rings, honeymoon, gifts.
because my tag line is "can i do it?" and at this point, i'm really starting to feel like i can't. not with my original checklist.
- 100-125 guest list (80% of that is family. so cutting further isn't an option.)
- evening event with alcohol
so what do you think of my re-write, now that i know about 20% service fees and 8.25% sales tax charges? and cake cutting fees, dance floor fees, site fees, security fees...
does it make my budget more reasonable? or is it a cop-out?