Essay about Wedding Project Part I

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The Wedding Project
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The Wedding Project
One of the most significant days in a person's life is her wedding day! To ensure that such a momentous event goes off without a hitch, appropriate planning is required. And when it comes to wedding planning, picking one's partner could very well be the easiest of the planning decisions to make. Months will be spent prior to the wedding researching vendors, comparing products and prices, meeting with photographers, hotel managers, and many more wedding vendors to determine how to save costs on each wedding item (Hammond, 2007). "The absence of a clearly defined project plan consistently shows up as the major reason for project
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Because the couple has a combined income of $60,000 per year, I will use a top-down approach to the budgeting. Instead of determining the budget by breaking down the wedding into the individual components of the wedding project and summing them together to arrive at the couple's budget, I will instead breakdown a given budget on the various activities of the wedding. This will serve to drive the time and performance components of the wedding project. Further, I will then having a negotiating point to work within when bidding out the individual activities associate with this project.
Budgeting about $100 per wedding guest should provide a good start as to how many people one can afford to invite (Callaway, 2007). This should be split approximately $50 a head for catering, and the remaining $50 towards everything else – flowers, attire, etc. This may not leave enough money to pay for everything that is needed but it should serve as a good starting point. The general rule of thumb is that the more guests there are, the more formal and lavish the wedding (Callaway, 2007).
Before getting too far into the wedding planning, one will next want to determine a date for the big event. Most of the major decisions that will need to be made from this point will be contingent on thee wedding date. Selecting the right wedding date also requires more than picking a date at
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