Are you preparing for your wedding, and wondering what the cost of it all could be? Yes, making plans for your wedding day is not an easy task. However, we can guide you through creating your wedding budget so that you can the idea of how much you’ll spend.
Write down your to-do list.
The to-do list should contain every detail of the things you want to do and buy in preparation for the wedding. This should include your wedding dress, shoes, and other accessories like the flower bouquet, the groom suit, stationaries, decorations, photography, wedding venue, etc. make sure you include every detail of the wedding plans.
Decide on the type of wedding you want to have
The type of wedding you are planning will also affect the cost of it all. There are several types of weddings such as a destination wedding, formal wedding, informal or semi-formal, traditional wedding, etc. Each of the types of wedding will cost a different amount because of the wedding resources required.
Decide on the amount you want to spend
Putting a limit on the amount you are ready to spend on the wedding will prevent you from spending more than you’ve planned. This will be determined by the amount of cash you have in your savings account. All your planning will then be centered on the cash available for spending. You shouldn’t base your planning on the promised cash. Any promised cash gift should go to the registry.
Use a wedding calculator
A wedding calculator will help you to make a great wedding budget. It will assist you in making a wedding budget break down and a well-organized to-do list and assigning prices to every item. Most wedding budget calculators are free. You can download it online and then use it anytime you are ready. There are other wedding resources that will help you to keep track of your wedding planning.
Find out the current prices of things
You can make a market survey to know the current prices of things in the market and stores. But if you don’t have the time, letting a wedding planner help you out will be better. You should also find out the prices for the venues, wedding dress and also contact the caterers and photographers. Make sure you agree on the amount charged based on what you have written on your budget.
Check your guest list
The number of guests you will be inviting to your wedding should be based on your budget. If your budget can cater for fifty people then your guest list should not be more than that also. You can ask your wedding planner to give you the estimate as soon as possible.
Take care of the extra one
Get prepared for the extra principle. You should make some extra resources available if in case your guests come along with a friend.
Track your spending
Make sure you keep a track record of all your spending. Compare them with what you have on your budget and make any necessary adjustments.