Your wedding day – You‘ve been dreaming about this day for years and it’s finally happening. You’ve clipped pictures from magazines, have thousands of pins saved on Pinterest, stalked every wedding influencer on TikTok and can’t wait to start the planning process. You’ve likely thought about the music, food, your gown, the decor, and so much more.
And if you haven’t already, you’ll likely soon have a conversation with your partner and family about the B word …. BUDGET. Your wedding day is probably the largest and most elaborate event you have planned to date. There can be a tremendous amount of details and vendors to put together to make this one day happen, and the reality is, it all has to cost something and can add up very quickly. It’s important to set a realistic budget before you start committing to details to ensure you’re comfortable later down the line. (Because no one wants to end up with HALF of their wedding vision due to insufficient planning and prioritizing. And also no one wants to end up blind-sided and “wedding broke”.)
Budget planning is one of the very first tasks we tackle with our wedding planning couples. It’s not necessarily the “most fun”, but it IS necessary. Don’t skip this part of the process because your planning and allotted funds may become crossed up before you do get to the incorporation of “fun” items for your wedding day.
We’ve put together a few of our pro tips for creating your wedding budget and a few bonus tips for managing it throughout the planning process.
Photo Credit: Jessica Gold Photography