Planning Your Wedding in Johannesburg with R150 000
Have you recently gotten engaged? CONGRATULATIONS! Now let’s have a look at how you can plan a wedding in Johannesburg, with the help of MK Event Management, for R150 000.
The Events Specialist
The first step to planning a stress-free wedding is hiring an Events Specialist. Couples tend to think that hiring someone to orchestrate every aspect of their wedding day is expensive. Where in fact, it is an investment with a huge return. When couples approach us to help plan their wedding day; they are introduced to an Events Specialist with years of experience in creating some of the most beautiful weddings our country has seen. Our coordination packages start at R7 500 and are tailored to your individual needs, ensuring that you have a package that matches your requirements and budget.
Your Events Specialist will liaise with your service providers ensuring everyone is on the same page to bring your vision to life, plan a detailed timeline that covers all aspects of your big day, including all the behind-the-scenes details, and ensure that you are free to relax and enjoy your wedding day.
The Wedding Venue and Catering
Johannesburg and Pretoria have a range of wedding venues to suit the individual style and budget of each couple. When choosing a venue on a budget it is important to factor in the date of your wedding. Long weekends and Saturdays may sometimes be more costly than a Sunday for example. One can get married at Green Leaves and only pay a small fee of about R30 000 for venue hire.
Catering for a three-course meal with canapés for guests to enjoy during pre-drinks is around R575 per person. If your budget does not allow for a three-course meal and canapés, look at removing the canapés or the starter. You could also change everything up and make it more of a cocktail inspired wedding and whisk your guests away to a different part of the venue throughout the evening.
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The Bridal Attire
Saying YES to the dress is the most exciting part of the planning journey which is why we work with the best designers to ensure that you have the dress of your dreams. Our friends at The Bridal House will help you decide on A-Line or fitted, white or off-white while still ensuring it matches your budget. You can find a beautiful A-Line dress with prices starting as low as R6 000.
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For our grooms, we have a team of tailors to keep you well-groomed for the Big Day for a small fee of around R2 000 for the entire suit and accessories.
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Photography and Videography
Capturing every beautiful moment, in a photograph, makes it possible to relive the wedding day again. Find a photographer that understands your style and can bring your vision for your pictures to life. A 9-hour photography package starts at R16 500 and includes an engagement shoot to capture your journey of love in photos before the wedding day.
Bridal Hair & Makeup
Your dress is sorted and now you want your hair and makeup to complement the style of your dress. Find a hairstylist and makeup artist that understands your style and can subtly enhance your features. One can budget R2 000 for a hairstylist and makeup artist for bridal styling. It is advisable to do a hair and makeup trial two weeks before the wedding day. Ask your stylist to take pictures, so that the same look can be recreated for you on the wedding day.
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Finding a marriage officiant that both you and your fiancé are comfortable with can be difficult. You may want a female officiant and he may want a male officiant. We have a team of both male or female, religious or nonreligious marriage officiants to suit your marriage requirements and traditions. You can budget for about R2 500 when it comes to your marriage officiant.
Your DJ may have a range of packages to choose from which include lighting as well as a low-lying smoke machine for the first dance. The smoke machine creates the effect of you dancing through the clouds. Packages for the above start from about R6 000.
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Décor and Flowers
Décor and flowers play a big part in making your vision come to life on the wedding day. This is why it is important to have a clear idea as to what you want your décor and flowers to look like. Seasons play an important role when it comes to choosing your flowers. Ensure you talk to your florist to ensure that the flowers you are looking for are in season.
You can budget about R25 000 for décor and flowers for a minimalist, yet modern and romantic look for 80 guests. For couples who book us for their coordination, receive a discounted rate on their décor hire from our exclusive range.
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These days there are many options when it comes to invitations. One can go for the traditional printed invitations or create a wedding website. We offer both options in-house with wedding websites starting at R1 500 including RSVP management and printed invitations starting at R50 per invitation.
Welcome boards can be personalised, or generic ones can be hired. Personalised A1 welcome boards start at R900, where generic ones start at R100 each. Menus can be printed and displayed in different ways. A menu for each guest or one per table, a single large print displayed on the buffet table, or even placed on the wedding website.
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