7 deadly sins for wedding guests!
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 27, 2008
Brides are spending money like never before on the perfect wedding.
In 2008, the final expenditure on a wedding increased again - a trend that has been rolling on for the last 10 years. Normally, the bride is responsible for the most of the wedding shopping, and she can be fairly ruthless.
International wedding experts, Kenneth and Anette Lund, the Danish masterminds behind the now world famous WeddingTools wedding budget planning program, and authors of the Free wedding e-book "7 deadly wedding sins!" explains:
"The groom tries to set the limits, but is smothered with a 'DON'T YOU LOVE ME?! ... It has to be just right!', if he dares question his bride's purchasing" says Kenneth Lund.
In principle, she has nothing against saving, but when thrown in to a buy now-or-never situation, only the best will do. More than every second bride acknowledges that after the wedding, the expense did get out of hand.
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The brides are becoming even more quality conscious, and it shows on the 2008 wedding bill. There are no new expenses, just a marked increase on every purchase - which are already more expensive than expected. A wedding budget of 20,000 dollars can easily inflate to 30,000 dollars.
"From the feedback we get from our users, we can see that the groom tries to hold back and save much more than the bride, which would explain why they are much more concerned with making the wedding budget than the other aspects of the wedding planning", wedding planner expert, Anette Lund, adds.
Smaller Morning Gifts From The Grooms
In a study from 2008, more than every second bride admitted to turning a blind eye to the budget, and the fact that it was getting out of hand. In the last 3 to 4 years, the trend has been to use the equity in the couple's property to finance mega weddings, where, for example, the newly weds are picked up in a helicopter. But there is one aspect in the budget which is falling in cost.
"Surprisingly, from 2007 to 2008, we have seen the groom's spending on a morning gift half, on a regular basis. In 2007, according to WeddingTools, the typical groom spent an average of 500 dollars on a morning gift. In 2008, he spent just 250 dollars. The bride spends about 300 dollars on average, which is unchanged. So from a gift almost twice as large, the groom has dropped down to spending less than their bride." explains Anette Lund.
The Wedding Budget's Top 10
Out of all the Top 10 expenses, it is the bride who is responsible for 9 of them - only the groom's morning gift for her is totally out of her hands. From studying more than 10.000 wedding budgets from 2007, which were made in WeddingTools budget module, we have put together a Top 10 expense list.
2. Entertainment and music
3. Wedding dress
4. Wedding ring
5. Hiring of locations
7. Groom's clothes
9. Morning Gifts
10 Bride's hair
Note: Variables such as food which is dependant on the guest list, are not included in the Top 10
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