Top 2 Tips for Managing Your Wedding Budget
The lights… The Decor… The Menu… Choosing the Perfect venue. When planning your dream wedding, it’s very easy to get bogged down in all of these details. You’ll need to make sure that every single element is not just perfect but complementary as well so that the entire wedding experience blends together seamlessly into one magical event.
However, when planning your wedding it may be very difficult also remember that you have budget constraints. Your dream venue, which may be that private beach you’ve had your eye on, maybe the perfect environment for you when you say your vows. But, the price tag can be a couple of thousand dollars that could be out of your reach. Additionally, the most delicious menu from that restaurant that you and your fiance first met at, or the city’s premier decorator may also be the perfect planning additions that are sure to make your big day magical. But, they may require you to pay through your teeth.
However, there is a way to plan your dream wedding while staying within your budget. If you commit yourself and discipline your spending through the planning process, you can create a magical event that would rival even the most expensive luxury wedding experience, all while remaining within your budget. Below, we will explore 2 tips that will help you create your dream wedding on a budget.
1. Set a defined budget and control your spending habits
The first tip is to be disciplined during the planning process. As you read above, it can be very easy to get caught up in each wedding element. You could find yourself splurging hundreds of dollars on the perfect wedding napkins, which could have damning effects on your budget. So, discipline is key. To help maintain discipline, you should start by drafting a tight budget from the beginning. For this, it would be advisable to sit down with your spouse, a copy of your bank statement and a calculator, then carve out slices for each major element. Set an estimated budget for your venue, caterer, cake, décor, and all of the other major wedding elements.
Once this is done, you’ll know where you stand in terms of your budget, which can help calm your spending habits overall. For example: If you know that you only have a few thousand dollars to secure a venue, this can put spending hundreds on the perfect napkin printing into perspective.
2. Optimise your wedding plans
Our second tip for you is to optimise your wedding planning for greater spending. If you’d like a wider budget to splurge on livening up every wedding detail (which can help create your dream wedding experience), you could free up the extra funds required for this by reducing the size of your guest list. As such, if you plan a micro-wedding, this can help reduce your budgetary limitations and free up funds for more lavish spending.
Planning a wedding is never easy, especially when planning one on a budget. However, here at Clarence House, we’d like to help simplify your planning experience. Our team is equipped with a wealth of experience in creating dream weddings, especially on a budget. Reach out to us, and we will begin making your dream come true.