How To Plan A Wedding Budget

There are quite a lot of things that need to come together when you are planning for a wedding. Time and place, destination, traveling for family members and friends, venue and hosting capabilities, style, time of year, and all other manners alike. There is one more thing though, one that we haven’t mentioned in this list, and that is for a good reason.

The reason is that it is by far the most important; this final thing would be the budget of the wedding. You can not accomplish your wedding dream without having a significant pile of money that is ready to be spent on your marriage. It is an essential part of planning your wedding by far, as it is needed to purchase food, fund the venue as well as all of its handwork, and other things. (take advantage of a wedding checklist to help you plan)

When planning a wedding budget, there are many things that you need to keep in mind, some of which we will go over in this here article, so stay tuned.

1. Getting Your Parents To Pay
Back in the olden days, the brides family would pay the dowry as well as finance the entire wedding. However, that is not the case in today’s society, as today’s world is very much different in all manners from that of Shakespeare’s time. It is still customary, however, to seek some funds from the parents of the bride as well as your own parents, of course.

2. Setting Aside A Reasonable Chunk Of Dough
You do not want to end up spending too little or too much at your own wedding, so definitely try to be careful when setting it up. You also do not want to skimp out on anything by getting married in the basement of a dingy church and then having your wedding reception at McDonald’s. At the same time, you don’t want to try to get married in the Notre Dome and have a 3-star Michelin chef cook for two hundred people! Find the right medium and stick with that.

We aren’t saying that you can’t have a lowkey wedding, of course, or that you can’t spend a little bit to flourish and personify your wedding to your liking. Just don’t plan on not getting on the ship, or rather, going overboard.

3. Make Sure You Have Enough Money For The Venue
Finding the right Venue is extremely important, as well as paying the right amount of money for one. You don’t want to see the lamest or worst reviewed venue, but at the same time don’t want to find one that is exceptionally underpriced for the kind of wedding reception and venue that you are receiving. That’d be just silly. But if you want to really save money, you can choose some place beautiful outdoors, like the beach or a park, along with an outdoor reception.

As you can see, there certainly is a lot that goes into planning the perfect wedding and wedding, but preparing the ideal budget holds one of the most important places on this list regarding usefulness as well as importance.

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