6/4/13

Wedding Planning: Budgeting issues

Budget is a nasty word!

But it doesn't have to be!

When your planning a wedding who wants to stay on a budget? You should! It can be vitally important to the health of your future marriage.

Wondering: Where do I start?

Well I'll tell you.

I am not a financial expert[ and I don't pretend to be], but I can tell you budgeting like many things starts with priority. It starts with whats most important to you.

With whats closest to your heart.


This is not a step by step budgeting plan, but I can recommend a good place for you to start and perhaps a good guideline for you to follow.

"The code is more what you'd call guidelines than actual rules."
- Captain Barbosa PotC


Begin by making a list of the 10 most important part of the wedding for you, and giving each of these things a certain part or percentage of your budget. Then deviding up whatevers left for the rest of the stuff.

Start with your MOST important and then on, not to the least but t something a little bit less.

For me for example mine would be.
  1. Dress
  2. Venue
  3. Music
  4. Flowers
  5. Food
  6. Cake
  7. Decor
  8. Invitations and stationary
  9. Entertainment
  10. etc... extra superfluous stuff.Like table numbers, escort cards etc...

The dress is the most important for me [sorry honey in advance] , so if I had to choose I would rather get a less expensive cake rather than wait and save the dress for last. 

This will help you decide which elements of your wedding are most important to you. So you can make sure those items are taken care of and you don't spend all your money on say superfluous stuff.

This can save you from really going over budget!

Like when you just have to get THAT cake even though you spent a thousand dollars on programs for example.

[On that note ill talk about some inexpensive program ideas in a latter post. Making your own or buying printable programs for etsy are both good options]

I think this is a great exercise that every couple should do at the beginning of the wedding planning process!

Or you can just do it on your won and leave the groom out of it. JK That is NEVER a good idea, especially with the budget.

That way you can make sure your wedding is about what matters to you: both of you. As a couple!


Mozeltov!








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