Weddings are expensive. No matter how you approach your wedding planning, the budget can be one of the worst words in your vocabulary. Everything revolves around it. It’s the difference between having what you want to having what you can afford. Every bride’s budget varies. Which is why it’s so important to keep your cool throughout the whole process. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you a few tips on how you can do that during your wedding planning.
Do plenty of research
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming. There seems to be so much to think about, and no matter how long you have, it never feels like enough time. It’s easy to go head first into some of your big decisions, but this is where some brides fail at the first hurdle. Your budget plays a vital role in how much you have for certain factors of your wedding. So research is essential to make sure you are spending that money wisely. It may feel like a painstaking chore, but doing plenty of research can save you a lot of bucks.
Don’t accept the first offer
We may have all heard the phrase bounced around that as soon as you mention the word wedding, the price jumps up a notch. It’s a sad fact that so many businesses and establishments are taking advantage of the whole wedding scenario. Thankfully there are still some good businesses out there, and one big tip is to haggle on the price. Don’t accept the first offer, put in a counter bid if you have to. While it’s tempting just to book them, even a small discount could go towards another part of your big day.
It’s also essential to ensure that you shop around. You may have fallen in love with a particular venue, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a better one out there. You might have tried on the perfect dress, but it doesn’t mean you should quit trying on other styles. You know, just in case. Shop around and get as many quotes as you can for things. Compare them, decide who you want to work with and then haggle some more for the best possible price.
Don’t budget on the important factors
There are certain aspects of the wedding that you shouldn’t particular budget on. I don’t mean that you shouldn’t get the best possible price, it’s more that you should consider the quality. Things like Flowers, for example, are a huge part of the day. They are evident in your decoration, your bouquets and for your bridal party. They will be photographed a lot. The same can be said for a photographer or videographer. These are the memories you will look back on so make sure you pick someone who creates the style of photograph or video edit you like.
Sacrifice some things for DIY alternatives
Finally, it’s important to ensure that you look at every possible outcome. If there are things that you can create DIY alternatives for then go right ahead. Things like invitations and place settings are just some of the things you could DIY. Saving you a fortune overall. Use your skills, your friends, and families, to create wonderful DIY alternatives.
I hope these tips help you keep your cool when it comes to your wedding budget.
Submitted on behalf of Modern Weddings