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Planning Your Wedding? 3 Things to Keep in Mind

Planning a wedding can be both exciting and challenging at the same time. Your wedding is an event that you will remember for a lifetime. The planning process itself can take months and involves a lot of attention to detail and organization. Whether you are having a small intimate gathering or a party with hundreds of guests, there are a lot of details that you will need to consider. Here are three things that you should keep in mind when planning your wedding.

The Venue

Of course one of the first things that you will want to look into is the venue for your wedding. There are a lot of options to choose from, ranging from small and intimate spaces to large outdoor locations, and everything in between. The average wedding has 136 guests present. Whether you have more or less, it's important to choose a venue where everyone can fit comfortably. A venue that works well with the theme of your wedding is also key. And you will want to consider what's included in the venue rental. Are food and drinks included in the rental? Check whether linens, tables, and table settings are included or not too.

Speak to someone at a wedding venue, like Pristine Chapel Lakeside, to get more information.

The Ceremony

While the wedding reception often takes up a good portion of the wedding budget, it's important to take the ceremony into account as well. Your wedding ceremony can be held in the same location as your reception or in a different location. There are a lot of factors to consider, including who will officiate the wedding ceremony. Will you have a religious ceremony or a more secular one? You can expect to pay between $200 and $450 on average for an officiant for your wedding ceremony.

Your Budget

When it comes to planning a wedding, many find that the costs can start to add up quickly. Having a set budget and sticking to it can be difficult. The average wedding comes in at $33,391. Typically your wedding venue will account for around 45 percent of your budget with decorations, flowers, the wedding ceremony, and other expenses making up the rest. When it comes to your wedding, it's important to keep a tally of your expenses and make sure that you are able to afford your wedding. 

Your wedding is an important event and is something that you will likely spend a lot of time planning. When it comes to planning your wedding, keep the above things in mind.