Charleston Wedding Planner – Guest Count vs Budget
Whether your budget is $25,000 or $250,000 every Charleston wedding couple has a budget that they need to be mindful of and want to make the most of. The easiest way to reduce your budget is to reduce your guest count. Most couples acknowledge that reducing the bar and catering will help their budget but there are a lot of other categories that are affected as well.
Charleston Wedding Planner Categories
Cake – The base cake pricing starts with how many guests the cake will serve so this is another food category that is affected
Stationary – Save the dates & stamps, invitations & stamps, thank you’s and more stamps, programs
Linens – napkins, chair covers, sashes are all priced per person.
Rentals – ceremony chairs, reception chairs, china, cutlery & barware, napkins, chair covers, sashes, set up costs are also determined on a price per person rate then additional tax and damage waiver.
Other categories that could be affected by decreases of eight or more guests
Tables & Table cloths – Most tables are set to seat 8 people so for each additional 8 guests you will need another table and table cloth
Other rentals – If you are having a Rentals a tent or dance floor the sizing of these will be affected by your guest count. The more guests the larger you need
Flowers – centerpieces are usually ordered one per guest table or one per every eight guests and pew markers are increased when there are more rows of guests to seat
Venue – Venues don’t typically charge per person unless they are providing the catering and bar, however once you arrive at a guest count over 200 the number of Charleston venues decreases significantly and this can affect availability forcing you into a more expensive venue.
Charleston Wedding planner – Many planners start with a base price for 100 guests on the wedding day and will add additional labor for every additional 50 guests.
Photographer & videographer – If you have an exceptionally large guest count your videographer or photographer may have to bring in additional shooters.
Charleston wedding planner Tanis Jackson suggests doing a calculation of a true cost per person to help you keep that guest count down!
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