Costs to consider when planning a wedding

     Bride's dress and accessories 
     All the flowers and décor
     Wedding or Ceremony rental fees
     Bouquets for  bride ,bridesmaids/flower girls
     Bridesmaids /flower girls attire
     Photography and video
     Reception, food, beverages, décor, and  the entertainment
     Invitations and stationery
     Transportation wedding cars etc, for bridal party
     to and from ceremony and reception
     Marriage license and all related fees
     Groom's and grooms attire
     Both of the bride's /groom's rings
     Honeymoon travel expenses 


Invitation Information


There's a purpose for all the etiquette surrounding written wedding invitations. The etiquette of writing and
addressing invitations provides important answers for wedding guests: They'll know who the hosts are; who's invited; and the locations of the ceremony and reception. Before you select your invitations, you need to know how to properly word your invitations; send all the right enclosures with your invitations; and properly address the envelopes so that everyone clearly understands who’s invited:  
      
Use : professional titles, such as Doctor and Reverend, and all military titles (General, Major, and so on.) for names on your invitations. Acceptable abbreviations are the nonprofessional titles of Mr., Mrs., and Ms. Don’t
include academic titles, such as PhD, on the invitation unless the person is a minister with a theological degree. And no nicknames! Use full names instead (such as Michael rather than Mike). If you choose to include any middle names on the invitation, spell them out, too.

Use:
street names, such as Avenue, Boulevard, and Street, on all invitations. Also spell out days of the week, dates, months, times, and numbers in addresses for invitations to black tie and formal weddings. For invitations to semiformal and informal weddings, you can use numbers freely. ·        
For a ceremony in a house of worship, use the word honour to show reverence to God, as in “request the honour of your presence.” For a location other than a house of worship, even if the ceremony is religious, use the phrase “request the pleasure of your company.”·        
Give the hosts of your wedding top billing on the invitation.  Do not include gift registry information or gift suggestions on your invitations. Include accommadtion information on a separate enclosure card with a map and directions to your ceremony and reception. You may also include this information with your save-the-date cards and/or on your wedding Web site.
        
Address the inside envelope with exactly whom you’re inviting. For example, writing “Mr.and Mrs. Smith” tells your guests that just the Mr. and Mrs. are invited, not their children.





Wedding Etiquette


Who Pays for What?

Understanding which side of the family takes the responsible for which wedding costs within the typical traditional wedding budget etiquette. 
Normally tradition does state that the bride's parents take full responsible for paying the bill for the wedding reception.
However that's not to say that, the groom's parents cannot contribute.
These days in most cases the bride and groom pay much of the expenses or at least contribute to the wedding pool.

      Gift Registry /Wishing Well


Whether you’ve chosen a registry or a wishing well, the key to success is subtlety. Be discreet. Rather than including your full gift registry list with the invite,  add extra card matching with the invitation with a link to the list on the relevant website or the store details.

When choosing gifts, ensure you select items in a wide price range – while some guests might want to spoil you with something lavish, keep in mind that others will be on a budget.


RSVP

Sending  your invitation should have and extra card for the  guest to send back with an acceptance or unable to attend .The RSVP card needs to have the return address on the back or an envelope with the address

Guest should have at least 3weeks to respond to your wedding invitation,and oversea guest need to have at least 6 weeks.


Dress Code


Smart Casual
A semiformal wedding can be held in church, but you can also have one in a home, an outdoor location or a special spot. It traditionally starts in the afternoon, has a simple meal or refreshments at the reception At an informal wedding this gives guests plenty of options. Men can wear casual trousers,  with a long sleeve shirt and an optional jacket and tie. Women can ware skirt, dress or pant suit 

Lounge Suit
If your invitation says, ‘Lounge suit ‘it is usually for a semi formal daytime wedding. Men should  are expected to wear a classic sit with smart shirt and tie and women are generally expected to wear a dress that is suitable for daytime

Cocktail
This is the evening version of the lounge suit and should be used for a wedding starting after 5pm. Men will still be fine in their suits, but women should be looking for cocktail dresses that are more suitable for the evening



 Morning Suit
Is the daytime formal dress code, consisting chiefly for men of a morning coat, waistcoat, and striped trousers, and an appropriate dress for women. Men may also wear a popular variant where all parts (morning coat, waistcoat and trousers) are the same colour/material, often grey and usually called 'Morning Grey' to distinguish it; this is only properly appropriate to weddings Morning dress is now rarely worn as anything other than formal wear, for  official Civic, Governmental or Royal functions.


 Black Tie
Traditionally, black tie attire marks a very formal event — dress code is usually for a wedding after 4.30pm with an elaborate sit-down dinner at the reception . Brides and bridesmaids wear elegant, full-length gowns (with train and veil for the bride), and grooms and groomsmen wear black tailcoats and pants, white stiff shirts and white ascot ties and black socks and shoes


  White Tie

White tie is the most formal dress code for an evening wedding beginning after 6pm, and this is only used for really upscale weddings. Men should wear a dress coatwith a white shirt, and white tie and waistcoat, and women should wear a ball gown.