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Getting the Wedding You Want

Getting the Wedding You Want

by David Egan

Friday, March 17, 2017

The Zen of Venue-Part 1

The first wedding planning decision to make is choosing your ceremony and reception venue. Almost all of your planning depends on your having a wedding date, time, and place. Those all come with booking your venue. So let’s get right into how to get that done!

Friday, March 03, 2017

Let Them Eat Cake!

Wedding Cake Costs 101

Wedding cakes can come from a variety of sources, including grocery stores, free-standing bakeries that specialize in wedding cakes, and specialty cake bakeries for whom decor is the thing. We have the full range in the Baltimore market, including Charm City Cakes, whose founder, Duff Goldman, is widely known for his television show, “Ace of Cakes.” They all produce cakes that taste good. Some make cakes that taste great.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pix, Rocks, & Vows

Costs for photographers, music, and officiants

We walked through venue and catering costs in the last column. Now let’s look at costs for other core wedding professionals: photographers, musicians, and DJs, and officiants.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Venue & Catering

Your venue is the first purchasing decision you’re likely to make. The second is your caterer. These are generally your two largest purchases, and should be made in that order. Sometimes the venue is a standalone cost, and sometimes it’s combined with catering. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each in a later article. For the purposes of the moment, we’ll consider each separately.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Big Picture... on wedding costs

Every aspect of your wedding planning is related to two things: your budget and your anticipated guest count. In the last three columns, we’ve talked about your guest list. Now let’s get into the budget. Your budget represents the total amount of money you have to spend for absolutely everything. That includes your venue, catering, photography, entertainment, decorating, officiant, ceremony music, and more.

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