Happy Engagement Season! Make your wedding planning go smoothly by tackling your budget right away. Sit down with your spouse-to-be and talk real numbers. Determine how much in total you want to spend on your big day based on your current savings and income. We always advise to never rely on gift money or bonuses in the future in case they fall through.
Your next step is to start to break down your big picture budget into what you will allot for specific vendors and items you will need to purchase. This will also get you on the same page in understanding what is a priority for each of you. We recommend listing in order what you will need to spend your budget on: venue, photographer, DJ, florals, attire, favors, etc.
You might be surprised to see what is most important to your partner! From there, you can create a chart for how much of your overall funds will land in each category. This will make booking your vendors a lot easier!
January 8, 2020