Anyone else struggling with assignment E7, with regards to the budgets available for certain components of the wedding? For me specifically, I'm stuggling to find officiants in my area that is within the $200. I'm even looking up the cost for someone to become certified to become an officiant in my city to see if that is within the budget, so a friend/family and become certified. I'm wondering if the assignment questions could be slightly outdated/not updated to consider inflation.
Bridal Dress: $1,500
Bridal Dress: $959.93
Bridal Dress: $540.07 (1,500-959.93)
Stationary: $92.00 (200-108)
With me finding the cheapest/affordable bridal gown and stationary the bride save $632.07. The money she save can go to wedding officiants or ceremony location. I explain this at the end. The bride give you a budget do not mean you have to use it all. If you can help her save money on certain things like the bridal gown then do it and explain the reason why.
I hope that help, by the way do not stick with one vendor. For my stationary I made the mistake of only sticking with Minted.com, when I should choose other place. The more options from different place you have the better.
I agree. Try not to stick with one vendor. Shop around and see where you can save money.
With that being said, I too had difficulty staying in budget for a couple of items (this happened on more than one assignment) and I questioned if it was out of date as well. I thought that perhaps when the assignment was originally written, that it was perhaps not updated to reflect pricing now. I did ask my tutor within my assignment but I didn't get a reply unfortunately.
I hope you were able to complete the assignment well.
All the best!!