We talk with so many brides about the dreaded “budget” of their wedding and most brides “wish list” looks very different that their “budget”. It is crucial that brides face this dilemma on the front end of planning so they can prioritize their must haves from their splurges. Some items in the overall budget can be approached from a savvy shopper perspective and some fall into the category of “you get what you pay for”. It is very important know where to put your priorities. Know on the front end what the most important wedding details are to you. Is it the “dress”? Is it the “location”? Is it the overall “look/decor”? Is it the “food”? Is it the “cake”? Is it the “party”? Is it the “photography”? Is it a “stress free day”? These are great places to start. By prioritizing these categories from most important to least important, that will tell you a lot about how to allocate your personal budget. There are wonderful and educating tools available that will guide you on what each of the categories above will cost as compared to industry standards. It is important to be an informed shopper before you overwhelm yourself with options. Know what you can afford first and shop that way.
This simple process will save you so much stress and anxiety as you approach the planning of your special day!