We're starting a new blog series today, all about wedding planning stress. Even when you're the most even keeled person on the planet, planning a huge event can take it's toll on your sanity. Read on for stress relieving planning tips, starting with figuring out what you want!
Today we're going to chat a bit about planning your wedding budget. Can you do this quickly and easily? Yes indeed you can! Below, I've listed a super basic breakdown of the items most commonly included in a wedding budget, and their associated percentages. Use this template to get your budget off to a fantastic start!
Based on your priorities, you may spend more or less in each category, but usually you should expect to spend around these averages.
Almost half of your total budget will go to your reception costs- venue, food and beverage. The remainder is divided amongst all of your other wedding pros, photography, videography, florals and decor, entertainment, attire and music.
If you find that one of your pros doesn't quite fit these expectations you'll need to compromise and move money from one category to another. OR you can adjust your budget up to make room. Remember your budget is a living document- it can and should change as you get more information about what your vendors cost.
Looking for a spreadsheet template to use? Click here to download the TME Quick and Dirty Wedding Budget Template. Perfect for getting those ducks and dollars in a row the easy way!
Sometimes it feels like if you've been to one wedding, you've been to them all, right? Wedding weekend on repeat - Ever get the feeling that all the meals, music and decor are exactly the same as the wedding you went to last month? How in the world will you make your wedding stand out from the crowd?