Your wedding day: it's the day you've dreamt about forever. The most important day of your life and a time of cherished memories. So it has to be perfect – for you, for your family and for all the friends that have gathered from far and wide to wish you well in your new life together.
Typically, there may be anything up to 500 guests at an Asian wedding or even more. That means a large venue, a lot of catering, flowers, photography, entertainment, music, a cake... If you fail to keep a track of it, your spending could spiral out of control or you could overspend on one element at the expense of something else.
As any good wedding planner will tell you, there is the need to set a realistic budget from the outset. Then you will know what you're looking for and where you stand at each stage of the way. If you make savings in one area, this will allow you a little extravagance in another area – without blowing the budget. An experienced wedding planner can be an invaluable asset when it comes to setting your budget. They will know what you should expect to pay for all the vital elements of your dream wedding and they can offer help and advice on where it's important to spend your money and where the best savings can be made. Even though you'll pay for their services, their specialist knowledge and skills of negotiation should easily save you more.