A wedding marks the start of a new journey for a couple’s life. This is the moment where they exchange their vows with each other and give their testimonies and promises in front of a superior, either a priest or a man of the law.
This makes weddings a very stressful and lengthy preparation to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that all of the guests, most especially the married couple, savor each moment. Weddings are also very traditional and there are several practices being done on the ceremonies as well.
A lot of couples usually hire wedding planners and assistants to do the dirty work for them. But for the usual couples who want to do everything from scratch with their own hands, here is a list of what to consider in planning a wedding that will satisfy the guests without giving too much stress on the budget.
For the licenses and marriage contracts and other documents, usually this costs a total of Php 1,000 at most. This is very important since the couples needs to have their marriage contracts signed during the ceremony of the wedding, whether it be civil or church.
The next thing to think about is the church where the ceremony will be held. Churches usually offer a package deal including all the expenses inside the premises, but for the church use alone, a couple must price it on Php 23,000 with air-condition. After the ceremony, the most awaited reception comes after.
The reception is something to be given a huge budget at since the couple will be feeding all of their guests. For a guest count of 50 to 100, a couple must keep an amount of Php 80,000 on this, including the contingency fund in case of unexpected expenses.
The wedding attire of the bride and groom can be budgeted to Php 30,000 and the wedding rings to Php 15,000 for both of the couple. The videography and photo coverage can be budgeted at Php 25,000 and hiring a makeup artist will cost them Php 10,000.
The honeymoon, which is also an important event to a married couple, must also be given attention. A honeymoon package can cost Php 50,000 at most.
All in all, a wonderful wedding ceremony can cost Php 235,000. This is a very well budgeted wedding and it will surely provide happiness and more romance to the couple.