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How To Budget For A Wedding

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How To Budget For A Wedding

Planning an overall budget for your wedding is extremely important. We know that will the planning, adding another, budgeting schedule can easily become messy and too much, but with the right plan, you can save money and have your Big Day just as perfect as you always imagined it to be.

A well-organised budget not only ensures everything goes as planned, but can also save you from unpleasant surprises and gives you a better idea of your future financial plans.

Write Down Everything

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Start off by writing down absolutely every expense that comes to mind. You probably already have a list of things to do, use that as a first draft and add any other expense that can happen. Don’t forget the small things, such as invitation cards or the wedding bouquet. We usually tend to only focus on the bigger expenses (the dress, car and venue hire), but to make a clear wedding budget, it’s essential to add everything to the total.

Create Various Estimate Budgets

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Add up all the different expenses, but make sure to count it over and over…many times. Things can change any day, and it’s important that you keep your list and budget updated each time another expense comes up, so you can easily keep track without getting lost.

Do Lots of Research

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Compare different services, bakeries, venue prices and wedding gown salons before sticking with the first one you see. Always read reviews online and don’t be afraid to ask for a free consultation first before adding something to your budget list. This will ensure that you get the best and most cost-effective option possible.

Ask Friend's Opinion

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When researching for different services, try to spend extra time with it and explore as many options as possible. A great way to find the perfect service for you is to ask around in your family and friend circle for personal experience and recommendations.

Be Clever

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Besides looking at the expenses side, focus on the funding as well. It is important that you know where the money is coming from, whether it’s from your own saving account, your family’s account or from a loan. Knowing your estimate budget and being able to compare that with the wedding market prices will help you find the fine line between spending too little and too much.

Ask for Professional Help

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If you feel absolutely lost in the process or would like to make sure everything is perfect, ask for professional help. Not a fan of the idea or hiring a wedding planner? You can also choose a less expensive, online version! There are various sites that were made for wedding budgeting and planning and can assist you with comparing services, booking appointments and keeping track of your budget.

More Expenses Than Expected?

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If the budget is a little (or lot) more than expected, try to cut down the costs. Create an “importance list” and start by reorganising the budget of the one that is the less important – instead of saying goodbye to your dream dress, try to look around for a less expensive florist or solve the invitation cards in a different way.

Overall, creating a budget for your wedding is a great way to keep track of your expenses and ensure everything goes great at your Big Day, whether you would like to do it on your own or ask for professional help and plan together with a wedding planner.

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