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Do you REALLY know what your Wedding Day will cost You???

For most couples, a wedding is the first time you’ll ever have to think about planning a huge event, let alone creating a wedding budget. This usually means lots of people start planning in a similar way:

  • First you think about the wedding you want.
  • Then you think about how much you’re comfortable spending.
  • And then you hope really hard – finger-crossed – that the two concepts match up.

The problem is, it’s almost impossible to know how much the event you’ve envisioned is going to cost until you start getting into the nitty-gritty of planning.

When couples overspend it’s thought they just got caught up in the expectations of the wedding industry. But you know what?Wedding Budget Worries

The culprit was that they thought chair covers cost $2 when they really cost $4. Or they found out their parents would be terribly upset if they just served chicken instead of the lovely surf and turf buffet they imagined. Then it turns out that the only wedding photographers in their area who did the type of pictures they wanted, charged $4,000 instead of the $2,500 they were hoping to spend. Next thing they knew, the combined total of those surprises was $6,000 and rising.


The Importance of creating your wedding budget

Creating a wedding budget for your special day is an integral part of the planning process. The size of the budget helps you determine the size and grandeur you can afford.  Typically, most weddings no matter big or small, all have certain elements that are required.  That means a venue, catering, flowers, photography, entertainment, music, a cake…


If you fail to keep a track of it, your spending could spiral out of control. Or you could overspend on one element at the expense of something else. A realistic budget provides you the balance of quality in the exchange for goods or services. In other words, your budget will reflect in the quality of the vendors you choose as well as your guest’s experience. And most of all, by staying within your budget, you protect yourself from going into unnecessary debt.


While it’s not the most fun, or the easiest of conversations to have sometimes, sitting down and figuring out your bottom line is important, whether it’s $10,000 or $100,000.Wedding budgets, wedding costs, wedding planning

  • Where is the money coming from?
  • Are there restrictions on how it’s allocated?
  • And the most important question:  what do you place the most importance on when it comes to your wedding day (food? venue? alcohol? dress?)?


When you know how much you want to spend on every different aspect of the wedding day, you’ll find searching for venues and vendors to be a lot more streamlined. You set yourself up with options you can be excited about.

Happy Planning~~~

Nancy Curtis

Nancy (that's me) is a Kickass Virtual Wedding Planner whose goal is to give every bride the opportunity to plan their wedding with as little stress as possible. Is that something you would like to do? Step by step, I show you how to plan the wedding of your dreams without having to spend countless hours or put yourself in debt. I believe with the right plan for your wedding, you can have that special day you've been dreaming of and enjoy every step of the way. Would you like more information about HOW I can help reduce the stress and overwhelm in your wedding planning? Drop me a line with your details using my CONTACT FORM HERE and I'll follow up with your promptly. And in the meantime, while you're waiting, get started with your wedding planning by Downloading my FREE Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide to avoid the overwhelm in your wedding planning. Happy Planning!

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