The Wedding Part 4 Case Study

TheWedding Part 4 Case Study

TheWedding Part 4 Case Study

Table 1: Estimated cost for each activity

Activity

Time / duration

Estimated cost ($)

Comments

Wedding planning

182 days

Setting dates

6 days

Contracting with the family

2days

Health and beauty (nails, diet, hair, skin care and makeup)

2 days

400

Set the date and confirm venue

4 days

1,000

Set the date in meeting with clergy member schedule pre-marital counselling

1 day

Reserve wedding and reception sites make initial catering contacts

1 day

Select the attendants (bridesmaids and groomsmen)

1 day

Select one usher for every 50 guests

1 day

The Rings

2 days

598

Choose wedding rings

1 day

Decide on engraving

1 day

The Honeymoon

1 day

270 ( for passports)

Tickets catered for by Toney’s mother

Complete all honeymoon plans. If travelling outside the country, check on visas, passports and inoculations.

1 day

Wedding Goals COMPLETE

1 day

The Attire

103 days

6 Months +

1 day

Select and order wedding gown

1 day

1,100

Choose and order bridesmaids dresses

1 day

1,350

3 Months +

1 day

Order dresses for the mothers

1 day

450

Order tuxedos for the groomsmen and fathers.

1 day

1,300

Set dates for fittings for bride and bridesmaids

1 day

Buy a wedding gift for your future spouse and gifts for attendants and helpers.

1 day

457.5

One Month +

1 day

Choose all accessories, shoes and lingerie for bridal gown.

1 day

Have final fitting for bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses.

1 day

Have groomsmen registered and measured at the formal wear store.

1 day

Attire Planning COMPLETE

1 day

The Guests

86 days

6 Months +

2 days

Send your engagement announcement to newspapers

1 day

400

Compile the guest list

1 day

Reserve a block of hotel rooms for out-of-town guests

1 day

750

Assumption: 10 out of town guests

4 Month+

2 days

Complete the guest list and confirm final details with the caterer

1 day

Order invitations (25 extra) and personal stationery or Thank You notes

1 day

96.25

Two Months Before:

2 days

Mail invitations (six weeks before the wedding eight weeks to out-of-town guests)

1 day

67.5

Finalize arrangements of accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests

1 day

Guest Planning COMPLETE

1 day

The Venue Planning

22 days

Four Months+

1 day

Order flowers and floral arrangements for wedding and reception

1 day

799

Choose baker and cake design

1 day

115

Set menu plan for dinner/reception

1 day

4,500

2 Months +

1 day

Finalize the seating chart, dance floor, music

1 day

650

DJ &amp dance band

Order balloons, decorations and favours for wedding and reception

1 day

400

Venue Planning COMPLETE

1 day

The Memories

6 Months +

Select photographer

250

Select videographers

250

Make arrangements for the music at the wedding and reception.

4 Months+

Finalize plans with the photographer, videographer, and musicians

One Month +

Have beauty consultant do a trial run with bride’s hair and makeup

100

Take Bridal Portrait

200

Memories COMPLETE

The Details

110 days

4 Months +

2 days

Register at local bridal registries

1 day

25

Make all transportation arrangements to and from the wedding and the reception

1 day

350

Order napkins and purchase any other items needed for the ceremony and reception

1 day

25.5

Book room for wedding night

1 day

75

2 Months +

2 days

Make appointments with the hairdresser for the bride and attendants or out-of-town guests

1 day

400

Review and finalize all plans for venue, memories, attire, and guests

1 day

One Month +

1 day

Check with the newspapers on wedding announcement requirements

1 day

Finalize plans for rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

1 day

Two Weeks

1 day

Get the marriage license. Be sure to bring all needed documents

1 day

56

Inform or send invitations including exact time and location to those who will attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

1 day

Finalize plans for ceremony

1 day

Walk through the entire event in your mind. Consider things like parking, access for handicapped guests, etc.

1 day

Confirm all transportation plans

1 day

Check in with caterer, photographer, videographer, musicians, DJ, florist, etc. to confirm all arrangements

1 day

Pick up dress after final tailoring is complete

1 day

Break in wedding shoes at home

1 day

One Week Before:

3 days

Appoint someone to act as an organizer to handle any last minute problems.

1 day

Give a final guest count to the caterer.

1 day

Review final details for those in the wedding party.

1 day

Confirm honeymoon arrangements.

1 day

Pack for the honeymoon. Know what you’ll wear from the reception.

1 day

Enjoy a day with your family and friends. Visit a day spa, have a massage, a facial and relax.

1 day

80

Assume: a total of 10 people

One Day Before:

1 day

Organize gown, accessories, etc. to go to ceremony.

1 day

Mail wedding announcements.

1 day

Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner and give gifts to attendants.

1 day

Give the rings and clergy member`s fee to the best man.

1 day

Details COMPLETE

1 day

The Wedding Day

1 day

Wedding COMPLETE

1 day

Table2: Budget cost by period

Month

Activity

TBC

1

2

3

4

5

6

Health and beauty and Hairdresser

800

400

400

Venue

1,000

1,000

Rings

598

598

Honeymoon

270

270

Gown

1,100

1,100

Bridesmaids dresses

1,300

1,300

Dresses for the mothers

450

450

Tuxedos &amp Napkins

1,325.5

25.5

1,300

Wedding gift

457.5

457.5

Hotel rooms &amp Wedding night Room

825

750

75

Invitations

96.25

96.25

Mailing invitations

135

67.5

67.5

Flowers

799

799

Baker and cake design

115

115

Dinner/reception

4,500

4,500

Seating chart, dance floor, music

650

650

Balloons, decorations

400

400

Photographer

250

250

Videographers

250

250

Beauty consultant

100

100

Bridal Portrait

200

200

Bridal registries and Marriage license

81

25

56

Transportation

350

350

Spa

80

80

Cumulative

16,135.25

5,918

1,485.75

3,257.5

700

1,623.5

3,147.5

Figure1: Cumulative budget cost curve

Figure1 shows that most of the expenses will be incurred in the first twomonths, which is a sign of early preparation. For example, some ofthe most expenses items (such as gown, venue, bridesmaiddresses)will be acquired during the first month. However, dinner inflatedexpenses in the fifth and sixth months.

References

CostHelper Inc. (2015). Bridal registry: How much does a bridal registrycost? CostHelper.Retrieved November 22, 2015, fromhttp://weddings.costhelper.com/gift-registry.html

Marie,L. (2015). Bridal portrait packages and prices. DigitalCollege.Retrieved November 22, 2015, fromhttp://www.lmwphotography.com/bridal.html