Practical Wedding Budget Planning Tips

Setting a wedding budget, I believe, is the most tedious part in the wedding planning process. It cannot be ignored though, it has to be dealt with sooner or later.

Wedding planning on a budget has to be implemented otherwise you will start your marriage life heavy into debt. If you can help it, do not use credit cards or before you know it, you will be in too deep of a hole and it will be very hard to get out. I cannot stress this strong enough.

As hard as this may be, you need to have a budget in mind when planning for your wedding day. Each decision you make, from the style and size of your wedding to the location and time, affects your budget.

Rank Your Priorities

You and your fiance need to identify your priorities for your big day. List them down, rank them from the highest to the least in importance.

  • Will you offer an open bar at the reception?
  • Are you getting a DJ or a live band?
  • How about the honeymoon costs?
  • Is having a lavish reception important to you both?

These are just some of the considerations you both need to think about when setting your priorities in determining your budget.

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Compare Priorities

Once the ranking is done, compare your priorities, compromising where necessary. An example would be, if both of you rank open bar as low in the priority list and having a large wedding is a top priority, then a compromise would be to omit the open bar during reception in order to accommodate a larger number of guests.

Remember, you can have a beautiful event and still stay within your planned budget. Having the wedding of your dreams is more of a matter of creativity, organization and the willingness to compromise.

Your Own Wedding Budget Tips

Everyone who planned their own wedding have their own creative ways of trimming down wedding costs. We would love to learn from you. Let us know how you did it!

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