If after the initial euphoria of “Yes, we’re getting married!” you are wondering “But, how much does a wedding cost?“, this tip about how to create a good budget is what you need!
The first thing that couples tell to me when they contact me is that they can’t estimate what budget they will have for their wedding because they do not know what’s the costs for individual items. So true!
It’s difficult to determine in advance how much the wedding costs because the variables are endless and each couple has their own needs. The first thing I do to help couples is to give them an estimate cost of their wedding starting from their wishes and needs. From this valuation they can understand their real spending cap and it’s possible to create together a project that follows bride and groom wishes and also respects their budget.
My advice is: with the help of a wedding planner or demanding quotes by yourselves* estimate the cost of each wedding item and then give yourself a maximum entire cap to be respected. Leave a margin for the extras and for items you are willing to spend more (… and for the unforeseen) and remember that you will need liquidity as many vendors will ask you for an advance that varies from 30% to 50% of the total amount.
A gift for you!
Don’t you know if you have considered all the items that can affect your wedding budget? I have a gift for you! I created an excel file for your budget, that you can edit for free and where you will find the items of a common wedding. You will only have to fill it out and it will help you to keep your eyes on the total spending.
Write me an email to [email protected] with “Wedding budget file” as object and you will receive it.
Do you want to organize your wedding autonomy but you need help with the initial setting of your budget and some advice on how to respect it? My pre-organization consulting service is what you need! Contact us!
* How to ask for a good quotation? I’ll tell you in the next tip!