Never mind all of the other knotty details of organising your nuptials – even just figuring out your wedding budget might seem a tricky task.
Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you’ve ever hosted – and the priciest. Now, if you factor in those destination wedding dreams… you might start to get seriously worried about your bank balance.
Don’t underestimate those financial challenges
Budgeting for a destination wedding is definitely not something to do ‘on the hoof’. Indeed, past research has suggested the price tag of nuptials held abroad can easily run into the tens of thousands of pounds or dollars. But then again, so can weddings held at your local church, hotel or country house venue, so the question of cost alone shouldn’t utterly paralyse you – it’s more a question of preparing well and being responsible with the funds you do have.
So, let’s take a closer look at the different stages of successfully plotting a budget for your destination wedding, whether or not you join the many happy couples getting married in Gibraltar with the help of Sweet Gibraltar Weddings.
Work out how much you can afford – and want – to spend
Tying the knot in Gibraltar or another overseas destination doesn’t have to break the bank, as our capable and seasoned planners here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings can demonstrate for you through our various wedding packages and tailored services.
When attempting to determine your budget, don’t underestimate the huge financial expense that a destination wedding can represent, and don’t be afraid to have that honest conversation with your sweetheart and other loved ones about the likely outlay. Following this process should make it much easier for you to arrive at a figure you’re comfortable with spending on your wedding.
Figure out the likely guest list
It’s also important to establish a realistic figure of how many guests you will expect to have in attendance, and to plan accordingly. Certain venues quote per head, which may add prohibitively to your costs.
Luckily, getting married in Gibraltar doesn’t have to be this way. Our team here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings offers exceptional packages with all guests included at competitive prices, such as our Lounge Restaurant and Caleta Hotel packages.
Finally – decide on your priorities!
At some point, you’ll need to get down to a lot of the finer details. Would you prefer devoting more of your wedding spending to your dress, for example, or to a particular band, photographer or videographer?
Make a list of the things most important to you and isolate one or two elements to spoil yourself with! It’s equally wise to note the elements that don’t matter to you so much. That’s partly because you may be surprised by how much something seemingly insignificant starts to matter once your wedding planning gets seriously underway.
Our wedding planners are always on hand to help you organise your big day so that you can relax with your friends, family and the one you love. Don’t hesitate to contact our team to talk to us in-depth about how we can assist in giving you a magical wedding that also works well for your budget.