Planning your wedding can be quite the undertaking. So many things to get handled, so many vendors to find, so little time (it seems) to get it all done. Between that and dealing with budgets it can all become frustrating and overwhelming very quickly! Most brides star
t by going out and buying a planner at the local book store. These guides can be a great tool for keeping you organized and making sure you aren’t missing the little details that are easy to overlook. What I would like to talk about in this article is setting your budgets base
d on these guides. I have seen countless couples determine their budget based solely on these guides, and often find that it isn’t practical for their specific wants and needs. Using these tools can be helpful while planning, but you should be prepared to tweak specific aspects to fit your personal preferences.
I think an important first step in setting your budget is setting you priorities! Before you even buy the planner you should be sitting down to discuss what areas of your day are the most important to you. Do you want the best food and decor, but the photography and limo aren’t as important? Maybe the photos are most important and you don’t care as much about an open bar and the venue decor. Or maybe entertainment is the most important and flowers aren’t as big of a deal. Regardless of your personal preferences, as a couple you should be deciding what areas are most important to
The important thing is this: This is not the time to panic! You should be booking the highest priority vendors first. If you run a little over budget on a couple vendors that you really loved, just pull back the reins on a couple of those areas that were not as important to you.
Remember that it is your day! Don’t let a generic budget get in the way of you booking the services that are right for you