Post # 1
So I had a previous thread where I wasn’t sure that my guy was going to propose, but turns out he is planning to in a few weeks. Because I’m an axious person I’ve already started looking up quotes and already starting to feel a little overwhelmed. How do my fellow bees prioritize your budget? I’m not sure where to start.
Post # 2
First, determine if you will have help from others (his parents, your parents, etc). Determine when you want to get married, what kind of wedding you want, and how much you can ACTUALLY save before that period. Keep in mind most vendors need to be paid up to a month prior in full.
There are a ton of budget templates online you can use. The biggest thing is coming up with a number you’re comfortable with and STICKING TO IT.
The biggest things for us were venue and photographer. Those were the 2 things I pinned down first.
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2017 - Poppy Ridge Golf Course
Determine a budget you’re comfortable with, decide on your personal priorities as a couple (food, photography, venue etc., it differs based on preference) and then start reaching out to vendors for quote comparisons. I’d advise against taking outside contributions into consideration until you have the money in hand. Create your budget based on what the two of you can spend without causing financial strain. Our priorities were food and guest comfort.