Getting married might be free, but a wedding celebration can be costly. If you're here, you're probably looking to plan your special day and hire professional vendors to make it unforgettable. To get started, it's important for you and your partner to decide what's essential and create a realistic budget. Here are some ideas to help you get a sense of the costs associated with throwing a wedding reception and party in Stockholm.
LET'S BEGIN WITH BUDGETING FOR YOUR WEDDING
The guest list plays a crucial role in determining your wedding expenses, so it's important to be selective when compiling it. One way to minimize costs is to exclude rings and clothing for the bride, groom, and wedding party. It's difficult to assign a percentage to these items as they can range from a low-cost H&M dress to a designer gown that costs more than the reception itself.
For busy couples, a wedding planner can be a lifesaver, ensuring that the planning process and the actual event goes smooth. Your wedding vision is unique, and your wedding planner will adjust the service to meet your needs.The price for a wedding planner depends on the level of service you need but also the type of wedding you will be having. The number of guests and the complexity of the event will affect the cost of your wedding planner. Calculate around 10-15 % of the total wedding budget. Check out our packages here.
During wedding planning, it's important to focus on what truly matters to you as a couple and not feel pressured by others' expectations. Make sure to prioritize what is important when setting up your budget.
VENUE 50 %
If you're planning an event, it's important to know that typically 50% of the budget is allocated to the venue, food, cake, and drinks. To determine your per person budget, divide the total budget by the number of guests. This will give you a better idea of what kind of venue you can afford. If you have fewer guests, you can opt for a more luxurious venue or serve more food, wine, and cocktails. If you have more guests, consider a less expensive location and trim food and beverage costs. Always ask the venue for a breakdown of these costs before booking.
Venue rental costs
Plan B options for rain
Champagne or sparkling wine and canapés
Wedding dinner or package
Wine for dinner
How you spend the rest of your money is always based on your priorities and the type of wedding you will be having. Here's a typical breakdown, but consider customizing it to fit your specific needs. If transportation isn't necessary, allocate those funds towards other components, such as flowers or décor.
Ceremony 4 %
Hair & Make up 3 %
Flowers & decor 8 %
Music & entertainment 10
Photo & Video 10 %
Stationary 5 %
Transportation 3 %
Other 7 %
ARE YOU IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE WITH PLANNING YOUR WEDDING BUDGET?
As wedding planners, we understand that planning a wedding can be an expensive affair. However, with some careful budget planning and smart spending, we can help you achieve your dream wedding without breaking the bank. Here are a few ways we can assist you with your wedding budget planning:
Setting a Realistic Budget: We will work with you to create a budget that is realistic and accommodates the essentials you need for your wedding day.
Prioritizing Your Wedding Needs: We will help you prioritize your wedding needs and make sure that your budget is focused on the most important things.
Maximizing Your Resources: We will help you make the most of your resources and come up with creative solutions.
Keeping You on Track: We will keep you on track with your budget and make sure that you don't overspend on unnecessary items.
By working with us as wedding planners, you can rest assured that we will do our best to help you stay within your budget while still having the wedding of your dreams.
Let us help you create a wedding budget that meets your needs. Book a consultation here with us and we will discuss your specific budget and what you would like to include. We'll also provide you with pricing examples based on vendor fees in Stockholm.