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How to budget like a wedding pro – sage advice from The Ardilaun’s expert wedding planner.
Whether you are planning a lavish, traditional affair or casual garden nuptials, one thing is certain: you need a wedding budget to keep track of your spending and still get everything you want to achieve the day of your dreams.
The Ardilaun’s exclusive in-house wedding planner, Maureen Walsh, says there are a range of online tools to help couples plan and budget for their ideal wedding. “today we are lucky to have access to apps like the award-winning Moposa wedding planner to help couples keep their budgets on track,” she says.
Alongside wedding planning tools and tips, Moposa helps couples to estimate and track their budget, access a detailed overview of their spending and breakdown their costs according to different categories. Couples who plan their wedding with The Ardilaun have complimentary access to the Moposa planning tool.
There are a number of areas she advises couples pay close attention to.
Wedding Menu: your wedding meal is one of the key aspects of your reception that guests will remember so be sure to invest a little thought into your guests dietary requirements and preferences. The Ardilaun’s Michelin star executive head chef is proud to be involved in the planning and preparation of wedding fare, creating a sumptuous feast for wedding guests that suit a variety of tastes and requirements.
Suppliers: Talk to your suppliers about costs and your budget to negotiate the best deal, and look for those suppliers who offer those added extras that not only help boost your budget but make your wedding extra special. For example, The Ardilaun offers wedding couples and their parents’ complimentary accommodation.
Timing: If days or dates aren’t important, consider having your wedding on a weekday or off-peak. Wintertime weddings can be magical with a warm, pumpkin-spiced ambience and wispy tendrils wafting above cracking log fires. What better way to create a romantic atmosphere for your wedding?
Venue: The right venue can save you a bundle in decorating costs. When ambience is important consider the features of your venue and how they fit into your theme. Expert planners like Maureen have many years’ experience working with couples to achieve their ideal weddings within their budgets, call today on: 091 519735 to book your personal showaround or visit www.theardilaunhotel.ie for more information.