How to Make & Stick To a Wedding Budget

The biggest question a bride and groom ask themselves is: “Can we afford an extravagant wedding?” Then, they ask: “Can we do it within $5,000?” Or maybe the number is smaller, or perhaps larger. Whatever the number is, staying within a wedding budget can be difficult, but it’s definitely doable. You have to have the right knowledge first, so we’re here to provide that.

If you want to creat your own wedding budget, here is what you need:

  • A platform to organize your budget
  • An established savings account primarily for your wedding
  • Patience and Positivity

Next, you need a bit of reserach (which is likely why you came here because that’s what you’re doing now). Don’t make any purchases yet. Don’t make impulsive decisions. Research and planning is all part of setting up your budget and what you you hope to accomplish.

Some people might turn to a Wedding Cost Estimator, which can be pretty helpful to get your feet a little wet when deciding how much you actually want to spend. I was able to tweak this particular cost estimator to get the cost to be rougly $6,500. This wasn’t including ALL the decorations you may want, wedding bands, and a few other minor things. It did include 20 guests in a small town, with each guest costing about $330 for hotel, food, bar service, thank you cards, wedding favors, and more–which is a pretty decent price, as long as you save. To keep your budget within this number might seem unachieveable to some, but it’s possible.

To achieve this, it will take time. Here are some tips to ensure you can create the right budget that meets your needs.

Meet with professionals. Take the time to meet with services and professionals. Talk to them about what they provide and everything that comes with the price. Don’t settle on the first wedding service (floral arranger, for example) that you come across. Take the time to compare and contrast what will get your money’s worth.

Talk with parents. This is a hard subject because so many people don’t like asking for help, especially when it comes to money. See if the parents might be willing to help out a little with the wedding. Not all of it, but maybe cover something small–menu cards or table numbers.

Take advantage of DIY. Some might argue that DIY weddings are just as expensive as one with professional vendors, however, that’s not always the case. It depends on what you choose to do yourself. Floral arrangements may be difficult, but you can always make your own centerpieces.

Consider the season of your wedding. You might have a difficult time with a weddingg budget during some seasons rather than others. For example, the holiday season is a magical time to have your wedding, but also costly not only for you, but also your guests because of the holidays.

About the Author: Tina is a guest contributor from The Perfect Card Box, which provides wedding card boxes for weddings, as well as other card boxes for special occasions, including birthdays and graduations.

Responses are currently closed, but you can trackback from your own site.

Comments are closed.