**** The typical wedding budget Pomp & Circumstance wedding planners work with in Houston is $25,000 – $75,000. The appropriate budget is 100% dependent on the size of guest list.
5. Daydream! Now, it’s time to pin your heart out. Search wedding blogs and buy the magazine now! Its time to get creative and find the things you’d love to incorporate into your big day. Pinterest is really a great tool to organize all these ideas. If you don’t want to let all the world into your plans for the big day, create a secret board. However, it may be a good ideas as well to create a group board for your besties and mom, maybe a sister to pin some of the things that they dreamed for you….especially mom.
6. Hire a wedding planner to coordinate the big day! Review the elements of your wedding that’ll take a little planning—negotiating with bakers and caterers for the best prices, finding the ideal venue, organizing party favors—and figure out if those are tasks you want to tackle alone or if you’d rather hire a wedding planner (stress reduction and a little time-saving sounds nice, right?). One of the things I’ve noticed former brides saying most often is they wish they had at least hired a day of coordinator. If full planning doesn’t fit in your budget, definitely consider a day of coordinator. Many venues and ceremony sites offer day of coordinating as an included service. Don’t be fooled! This is NOT the same as hiring a wedding planner. More often than not, the coordination of this “included” service ends after you walk down the aisle. From there, you, your friends, and family are left with trying to rally the troops for photos after the ceremony, find the limo to transport you to the reception, make sure that tables are being greeted, the cake gets cut, you have champagne in your glass when it’s time for the toast, and oh wait! Where is that gorgeous cake cutting set you received as a wedding gift and why isn’t is on the table for you to cut the cake? That’s what we do, the amazing, hardworking wedding coordinators. We work that 18 hour day so you don’t have to. We also make sure all your vendors show up with exactly what they were contracted to bring (and that they were contracted for the correct amounts of things like linens and napkins). Escort cards are displayed in the correct alphabetical order in order for everyone to easily find their place. Pass out the favors and sparklers for the grand exit. Herd the guests in a line, light all the sparklers for that amazing grand exit photo op, and ensure that the Rolls Royce is waiting at the end of that glowing sparkler tunnel for your getaway to a luxury hotel….where extra slices of your cake and that dinner you never had the chance to eat is waiting for you at the end of the night. Make room in that budget for a wedding coordinator. You absolutely won’t regret it.