Can a low budget but custom and well-finished wedding exist? Why have you to invest in a wedding planning service? I’ll explain it here
This wedding season is almost finished and this year I had the pleasure of following some different couples, with different ideas, different needs, and, of course, different budgets.
There were couples with a clear budget, that we examinated together, and couples with flexibility for some extras.
However, every couple decided to invest in a wedding planning service, especially those with a tight budget. Why allocate a slice of your budget to this professional service? It’s simple: because we can better optimize your budget (and for all the other valid reasons that I told you here).
What should the wedding budget be?
This is a difficult question with a thousand variables. Usually, during the first meeting, I always try to understand what kind of wedding you want, what you have in mind and if you already have an estimated budget. I try to help you understand, with some examples of previous weddings, what are the average costs for every vendor or service.
I don’t want to scare you, but I want to be absolutely realistic so we can reflect together about the choices to make and how much they affect your budget.
How to optimize your wedding budget
There are several ways to optimize your wedding budget. Who better than a professional wedding planner can help you with this?
My tips are always aimed at optimizing the budget and creating a project that is custom for your wedding. I will first help you in choosing the best type of venue for you (this is an item that has great importance in the budget), then I will create a project by choosing the most suitable vendors for your wedding, and also for your budget.
Optimizing the budget doesn’t mean choosing the least expensive vendor but the right one and making the most accurate choices. Some example? Choose a semi-custom wedding invitation that can be adapted to your project, a florist who has a large number of arrangements suitable for your wedding (you don’t have to rent them from another supplier), a catering that offers different mise en place included in the price, or a less expensive but customizable restaurant, and much more.
Some agencies offer all-inclusive packages to save money, that include: wedding planner, photographer, video maker, flowers, invitations, restaurant, car rental, and much more, at a super discounted price. This is NOT the best way to go: these are unrealistic offers.
If you have a low (but realistic!) budget and you don’t want to give up having a custom wedding, and you want to optimize it in the best way, contact me. Let’s meet, talk about your project and I’ll find the best solutions for you.