The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton have indeed taken over my life and since their press releases come out while I'm just waking up I'm exhausted, but I didn't want to miss another post, so here goes:
The couple announced through their press office that the royal family and the Middleton family will be picking up the tab for the wedding, while taxpayers will cover security and transport.
Now I think it's safe to say that no one reading this blog will have to worry about tax payers paying for any part of their wedding, you probably will have a discussion with your parents and his as to what their contributions will be.
Through media reports we learned that Kate's parents have offered to pay for their daughter's wedding dress and the couple's honeymoon and I'`m assuming Prince Charles and the Queen will pay for the rest of the wedding.
Divind the budget by category is a great idea, however your parents should be told what the estimated cost will be for the specific category they are paying for. So if mom and dad say we'll buy you your wedding dress you should talk to them about how much a wedding dress will cost and what they think it will cost. You don't want to find a $5000 designer gown and then find out that mom thought you'd find your dress off-the-rack for less than $1000.
This tip follows all wedding categories from invitations to flowers to photos to music.
And here's another reason I'm so tired: We just launched royalwedding.aol.com a comprehensive website dedicated to covering the royal wedding from every possible angle. Hope you'll check it out!