It’s normal to want to have a big wedding but you shouldn’t overlook one of the most stressful things, your BUDGET. Creating and adhering with your wedding budget is simple, especially when you start with a realistic amount. Here are some helpful tips:
3. Strategic Plan for required payments. While it’s a joyous time you don’t want to incur credit card debt. Have at least 30% in cash of your budget saved prior to looking for vendors. This allows you to pay for retainers and deposits at time of signing contracts, which most vendors require. While you may think you can budget your household expenses from your wedding expenses it can become easy to interchange the two. Opening a separate savings or checking account to pay for wedding expenses only is smart way to plan
4. Keep track of ALL expenses. As you purchase items and secure vendors for your wedding, make sure to save your receipts. A great tool is to have a spread sheet which notes all expenses and the date of payments.
5. Enjoy the Process. Let's be real no one enjoys spending money but remember this is one day you can never do again so enjoy it.
Yes, your wedding is a special day and setting a budget that is realistic will allow you to have the wedding that you want while staying on track financially. We recommend seeking out a Professional Wedding Planner to assist with planning your wedding budget. A Professional Wedding Planner will have the tools and advice needed to make your wedding perfect just for YOU.
Janean Wadley is the owner of Forever Yes Weddings, an awarding winning event planning firm. Janean has a passion for all things beautiful and loves planning lavish events for her clients to enjoy. Keep up with Forever Yes Weddings via website, Instagram and Facebook.