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⛅ Download full ‹ Priceless Weddings for Under $5,000 (Revised Edition): Your Dream Wedding for Less Money Than You Ever Thought Possible for free ⛏ ePUB By Kathleen Kennedy ⛵ ⛅ Download full ‹ Priceless Weddings for Under $5,000 (Revised Edition): Your Dream Wedding for Less Money Than You Ever Thought Possible for free ⛏ ePUB By Kathleen Kennedy ⛵ Chapter One Ten Steps to a Priceless WeddingCongratulations Raise a glass and make a toast to your adventure into the world of wedding planning By now you have probably called or texted friends and family to report the great news Maybe you have an engagement ring or a date in mind But whats next Where do you go from here To make your journey as seamless as possible, I recommend that you focus on ten key steps 1.Craft a vision for your priceless wedding.2.Determine your priorities.3.Draft a realistic budget.4.Create a timeline.5.Research your options.6.Keep a wedding notebook or journal.7.Track all costs, deposits, and payments.8.Finalize all of the details.9.Execute with ease.10.Relax and enjoy your wedding If you are raring to go, jump right in and start with step 1 Or consider reading through the entire book, then coming back to start the steps There is no right or wrong way to proceed What is important is to decide broadly what you want Clarify what is most important Get real about the budget Then hone in on how to bring it to life The following is a brief overview of all the steps.Step 1 Craft a Vision for Your Priceless WeddingThis is the step that helps you decide what success looks like for you and your beloved With a broad brushstroke, set down on paper the blue sky ideas of what success looks like When you think about the festivities, what do you want to remember most when it comes to the ceremony and reception Use your imaginations to conjure up the idealized image of your big day.Step 2 Determine Your PrioritiesThis is the time to decide what aspects of your ceremony, reception, and the vision you drafted are the most important Once you have determined what is crucial to both of youfor instance, having live musicyour priorities will help you decide where to splurge and where you might want to cut back Add in the details that you already know now, too For example, draft a guest list to plug in how many people you think will attend And if you plan to wear your mothers wedding dress and only need to pay for alterations versus buying a whole new wedding gown, make a note of that.Step 3 Draft a Realistic BudgetNow that the word is out that you are tying the knot, have any family members pledged to help financially with costs Have one or both of you set aside any savings Can you count on part of your paycheck to cover expenditures Do you need to consider additional creative financing options Based on your budget, priorities, and any costs you may already have nailed down, you can estimate how much to allocate per category, such as food, location, clothes, and so on.Rings and ThingsIf you are still searching for the perfect engagement ring, here are a few of the ways the couples I spoke with cut costs Inherited a hand me down or a family heirloom from MomSelected a stone other than a diamond, such as a ruby or a sapphireUsed a birthstone for the center stone with tiny diamond chips on each sidePicked out a ring at a pawn shopBought a diamond from a wholesale jewelry martDecided on an Irish claddagh heart in hand ringPurchased a ring at an estate saleHad a graduate art student make it for the cost of the goldReset a ring or a stone they already hadDesigned their own matching ring setwithout a stoneFell in love with an antique ring at a consignment shopChose a silver ring instead of a gold or platinum oneBought a ring with both of their birthstonesBid on a ring on eBayBought a ring off CraigslistPurchased on TV online shopping networks, such as HSN or QVCBorrowed a ring for the ceremony and then purchased a ring while on their honeymoonBought a smaller stone, planning to trade up every five yearsOne bride and groom, both previously married, had old gold jewelry from their past lives melted and molded into new hammered gold rings in a symbolic gesture of sharing their pasts and forming their new lives together.Step 4 Create a TimelineYou will want to know how quickly you must make decisions Timelines are going to vary a lot, depending on your priorities and the length of your engagement If you are having a one year engagement, you can be a lot laid back than if you decide to elope next week Do note that if you have your heart set on a specific wedding site or other important details such as a designer dress, a favorite minister, or a specific band, nail those down first.We had eight months lead time between our engagement and our wedding date Our timeline looked like this 8 months in advanceVision statement crafted, top 5 elements prioritized, budget complete6 months in advanceLocation contracted, officiants enlisted, website started5 months in advancePhotographer booked, dress ordered4 months in advanceGroom fitted for tux, paper for invitations ordered3 months in advanceShoes and veil purchased, florist chosen, gift registry done, wedding newsletter sent out, menu written, help hired, cake ordered2 months in advanceMusic recorded for the ceremony and reception, ceremony and vows written, invitations printed and sent, dress fittings1 month in advanceReminder cards sent, newsletter and website about weekend festivities createdThe week ofWedding license secured, vows finalized, a dinner hosted for out of town guestsPost nuptialsWedding announcements sent, thank you cards written and mailed, website updated with photos and videoStep 5 Research Your OptionsTo create a wedding that truly reflects who you and your betrothed are as individualsand as a coupleuse the resources and exercises throughout the book to research options for every part of your special day from invitations and attire to flowers and favors Chapter 4, Internet Inspirations, will be particularly helpful in brainstorming ideas and comparing prices Research online, read the chapters and wedding scenarios, attend bridal shows, and call around to get pricing.Step 6 Keep a Wedding Notebook or JournalWhile you are researching and when you decide upon any aspect of your wedding, whether it concerns the ceremony or the reception, write it down either in a notebook or a wedding planner see page 10 , or print the details and add the page to the appropriate category, for example, invitations Keep separate folders for estimates and final decisions Jot down ideas that you brainstormed and notes from conversations with family, friends, andespeciallyvendors I must have made forty calls before an innkeeper who was fully booked on our date referred me to another inn that eventually became our wedding site Even after seeing it, we didnt book it on the spot We took notes, compared it against other sites we saw, and eventually called and negotiated a terrific rate.Make Your Own Wedding PlannerCreate a binder to use for all of your wedding notes The goal is to capture your priorities, your budget, ideas discussed while brainstorming, a record of the phone calls youve made, and any quotes received from potential vendors To organize your receipts, price quotes, and brochures, it is helpful to add clear plastic pocket dividers to a three ring binder Or set up an accordion file with a section for each of the following topics 1.Ceremony words, music, vows2.Reception food, themes, flowers3.Apparel4.Guest list, gift receipt list, etc.5.Receipts, invoices, contracts, deposits6.Other websites, inspirations, etc 7.HoneymoonStep 7 Track All Costs, Deposits, and PaymentsIt is important always to have a sense of where you are in relation to your budget so that you dont overspend in one area without cutting back in another Be sure to keep receipts and contracts in a safe placeand dont forget to read the fine print Set up payment schedules that will work based on your current and projected cash flow As one friend put it, It was really helpful that we didnt have to pay for everything at once We paid a deposit on our space and negotiated a payment schedule for the catering that we could live with One month we bought the dress the next month we booked our honeymoon.Step 8 Finalize All of the DetailsAs the wedding draws closer, you will have to finalize all of the details This is usually when you decide on the invitations and when to send them, the flowers, the officiant, the vows, and the final guest list Refer to the checklist on pages 35152 to be sure you havent overlooked anything Keep in mind that planning your wedding should be fun, not stressful Practice the stress busting tips in chapter 15.Step 9 Execute with EaseThe goal is for you to bask in the love of your future spouse, friends, and family, both on and leading up to your big day For the ceremony and reception, a key recommendation is to delegate as many tasks and responsibilities as possible to someone you trust The last thing the bride or groom needs is to be worried about cueing the music for the walk down the aisle Step 10 Relax and Enjoy Your Wedding As I tell my friends and clients, Dont forget to breathe Planning your wedding is an exercise in delayed gratification, so it is extremely important that you relax enough to fully experience the day that you labored so hard over It will be here and gone before you know it.Keep in mind that not everything will go as planned No wedding will ever be 100 percent perfect Like it or not, some details may have to be rearranged at the last minute Remember Embrace the journey At my friend Lauras wedding, the flowers that were delivered were completely different from what she had ordered At first she was irritated, but then she decided that in the scheme of life and in relation to the importance of the days events, flowers were not worth getting that upset about.If at all possible, have a designated wedding coordinator to help direct the big day and attend to details that, as bride and groom, you should not have to think about in the midst of your celebration This person will also serve as your bad cop, keeping all participants on course with your timeline My maid of honor relished this role She made sure that all deliveries went to the right place, that the wedding certificate was signed, and that everyone stayed out of my dressing room Her help was invaluable If something big went wrong, I had given her the go ahead to make executive decisions I wanted my focus to be on the groom, our marriage, celebrating the start of a new phase of our lives together, and on being present with all in attendance.An All American BarbecueKathleen and Garys Wedding on July 455 guests in Bolinas, CaliforniaPriorities1.Great food many of the guests were chefs and caterers 2.Locationwe wanted it to be local Northern California and by the ocean3.Casual, friendly atmosphere4.DateFourth of Julythe anniversary of the day we met5.Memorable, stylish, and uniqueI was twenty nine and Gary was thirty one when we tied the knot Gary and I met on the Fourth of July, two years earlier, while boogie boarding in the ocean We decided to get married on the anniversary of the day we met, and we liked the idea that we would always celebrate our wedding date in tandem with a national holiday and fireworks We had been living together for over a year, but this was the first time our families would come together, so we wanted it to be incredibly special We also wanted the wedding to be in a place where all our guests could be really comfortable and where kids we have six nieces and nephews could have a blast.LocationWe got married at a horse ranch bed and breakfast that was on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean The interior of the building was nicely decorated with antiques and had enough room to accommodate us inside in case of rain The inns two guest rooms were perfect changing rooms for the bridal party and later served as the site of our first night together as husband and wife The inns grounds were spectacularacres of green grass surrounded by eucalyptus trees, a pool, the ocean view, and an amazing herb and wildflower garden I walked through the garden arm and arm with my brother who was giving me away and met my groom in a gazebo under a redwood tree During the reception, croquet and softball equipment were set up on the lawn for the younger guests, and after lunch we had dancing on the brick patio for all who wanted to partake.BudgetSite and wedding night a B and B 750Dress, alterations, and veil 395Tuxedo rental 130Food and beverage 1,650Cake 275Photos 325Video 0Music 0Flowers 275Invitations 110License 60Miscellaneous disposables, favors, etc 250Hairstylist my splurge for me and my mom 140Total 4,360DetailsWe had a very short ceremony, ten minutes in length I warned friends and family not to be late, so that they would not miss the whole thing Garys best friend was deputized as a California justice of the peace for the day, so he was legally able to marry us I delegated wedding coordinator duties to the maid of honor, Laura She assisted with the ceremony, took care that details leading up to the ceremony went off without a hitch, kept the reception running smoothly, and read the prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi page 312 during the ceremony My niece was a flower girl, dropping rose petals along the garden path, and my nephew followed as an adorable ring bearer Our vows were adapted from Marianne Williamsons Illuminata See pages 0000 for the ceremony and vows ApparelI wore a white lace bodice with a shantung silk skirt a real steal at 275 and a short silk trimmed sheer chiffon veil that hung from a barrette in my hair Both Gary and his best man wore traditional black tuxedos My maid of honor wore a three quarter length light green silk dress that matched my rose and green color scheme.MusicWe taped our favorite light rock love songs for before the ceremony, some dancing music for after the ceremony, and Pachelbels Canon in D Minor for my walk through the garden The selections included Love Will Come to You Indigo Girls , A Wink and a Smile Harry Connick Jr , Make Someone Happy Jimmy Durante , and The End of the World as We Know It and I Feel Fine R.E.MBecome your own budget wedding planner with this classic bookfully revised and expanded to include advice on personalizing your event and using online planning tools Designing a wedding that is priceless and perfect for you has never been easier No matter how many guests you hope to invite or what kind of setting you choose, you dont have to take on big debts to achieve your big day For than a decade, Priceless Weddings for Under 5,000has helped couples craft unique and meaningful celebrations while saving money on every aspecteven the high ticket items Completely revised, updated, and expanded with than 25% new material, this edition reveals the secrets and resources for planning a wedding like a pro Youll learn how to make every detail and every dollar count with All new chapters on envisioning your ideal event as well as using online resources and apps to find the most creative options and the best deals A questionnaire to help you decideas a coupleon your top priorities for the day Strategies for makingand keeping toa budget Dozens of unexpected ideas for booking a low cost venue Tactics for negotiating with caterers, florists, musicians, and photographers Advice on which elements you can DIY to save thousands without risking your sanity Menu plans, recipes, and many other low cost alternatives for the food and drinks Tips for finding stylish attire at a fraction of the cost Real life couples wedding stories, including complete budget breakdowns Priceless Weddings for Under 5,000proves you can create a celebration that everyone remembers forever, and still end up with plenty of money for the happy future. 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    • Priceless Weddings for Under $5,000 (Revised Edition): Your Dream Wedding for Less Money Than You Ever Thought Possible
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    • Kathleen Kennedy
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    • 27 February 2017

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