Oct 30

Tables Wedding Wish List Budget Planner Wedding Checklists

Tables Wedding Wish List Budget Planner Wedding Checklists
Table 1: Wedding wish list
Each of you should fill in a table below to decide on the priorities for your wedding. This is to generate an overall idea. Write down your ideas and then give them a mark out of ten to show how important each criterion is for you.

For example, if you definitely want outdoor space, give this a ten. If time of year isn’t so important give this a three. This will help you work out what you are prepared to compromise on.

Criteria Ideas Rank out of to
Idea of budget
Style – intimate/grand
Ideal number of guests
Formal/informal
Traditional/unconventional
In the UK or abroad
Location: rural/urban
Type of venue
Time of year
Time of day
Separate evening party
Theme
Colour scheme
Involvement of family
Children invited or not
Use of outdoor space
Anything unusual
Other considerations

Table 2: Budget planner
Fill in the following table, allocating a rough idea of how much you would like to spend on each item in the budget column. Once you start getting quotations fill in the estimates column (or keep in a separate file) and then record your final agreed quotation with your chosen supplier in column 4. If you want an interactive version, which keeps a running tally of your costs. The items below are in the recommended order of priority given in the 12-month timetable

Item Budget Who to action Estimates Best quote
Engagement party
Announcement
Wedding planner
Venue hire
Ceremony
Reception
Accommodation
Registrar’s fee
Catering
Canapés
main meal
evening buffet
reception drinks
champagne toast
Wine
soft drinks
evening bar
Cake
cake stand and knife
chocolate fountain
catering equipment
ice sculpture
Stationery
save the date cards
invitations
envelopes
information for guests
reply cards
order of the day
order of ceremony
evening invitations
name cards
menu cards
table plans
table numbers
guest book
favour boxes
wedding album
thank you cards
Insurance
wedding
travel
Legal advice
Honeymoon
travel
accommodation
spending money
inoculations
visas
Marquee
Photography
Video recording
Wedding website
Music
for ceremony
during meal
disco
live band
staging and lights
dance floor
Toastmaster
Entertainment
fireworks
magician
kid’s entertainment
caricaturist
drag queen/king
other
Celebrant’s fee
Transport
stag or hen night
to ceremony
to reception venue
at end of the wedding
to the airport
Item Budget Who to action Estimates Best quote
Fun and frills
balloons
wedding favours
confetti
disposable cameras
decoration for room
Flowers
For ceremony:
Bouquets
Posies
hall and table displays
Garlands
Buttonholes
Corsage
to decorate car
For reception:
top table
table centres
pedestal arrangement
presentation bouquet
cake table
Outfits
dresses
suits
shoes
tiaras/hats
accessories
handbags
top hats
cummerbunds
attendants’ clothes
going away clothes
Jewellery
engagement rings
wedding rings
decorative jewellery
cufflinks
necklaces
Beauty treatments
manicurist
hairdresser
massage

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