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The Advantages Of Doing Your Own Wedding

By Felix Gordon

It’s common knowledge that wedding costs can be quite significant, and by preparing your own wedding you have the opportunity to save a small fortune. With this in mind, you can reallocate the savings you make by enhancing the quality of this very special event or put it away as a nest egg for your new life. This makes finding the right wedding planner book a crucial component in realizing the wedding of your dreams.

When it comes to doing your own wedding, your primary goal should be in how to effectively apply your budget in a way so not to compromise on the quality of your wedding. This amazing day will come and go however, its the memories from this day that will be shared for a lifetime.

Weddings is a service driven market which means that there are significant markups just by classifying a product as a wedding item. Knowing this simple secret is the basis to all your potential savings. Just think of it, if you can realize a cost savings of between 50% and 70% on your wedding costs, the greater your budget the greater your savings. I’m sure you can think of many ways to apply your expendable dollars.

When considering the numbers, a $40,000 wedding can be done for less than $20,000. Just imagine what you can do with such savings. What you will discover, is that the wedding industry is all about services. Such a service driven industry experiences significant markups. Any item that is classified as a wedding item immediately has a very high markup assigned to it. However, you can find the same item for a great deal less just by it not being classified as made for a wedding.

A good example of such savings is in the wedding gown. A typical wedding gown can retail for over two thousand dollars however, it actually costs less than one hundred dollars to produce. A little secret, is to bypass the retailer and go directly to the manufacturer and buy the same two thousand dollar dress for under two hundred. This process can effectively be applied towards the bridesmaid items as well.

Additionally, a significant amount of all costs are directed to the wedding planner whether you realize it or not. Many of the wedding planner’s vendors give her a nice “kickback” for using them. Of course, this kickback is part of their markups. It’s not that wedding planners are unethical in doing this because, it’s part of the traditional process. Wedding planners are in essence, sales people who’s primary goal is to make you feel as if they saved you a lot of money for their services.

Another way a good wedding planner book could save you big money, is by showing you how you can make a lot of the decorations yourself. You can very easily make some very classy and elegant decorations that can be even better than the ones you will pay a great deal of money for. The little secret, is that the material to make wedding decorations are very inexpensive however, once again, because it is classified as a “wedding item” there are significant markups attached to each item.

Remember, your wedding is a once in a life time event and without a good wedding planner book, you can run the risk of paying far too much for a lot less and struggling with unanticipated contingencies. Find a resource that offers practical savings that doesn’t compromise on making a dream wedding come true.

If you’re seeking to save a great deal of your budget by doing your own wedding, and don’t want to compromise on class or quality then, I strongly suggest you look into this article that focuses on finding the right wedding planner book.

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