(Closed) Consultation with a wedding planner… and budget?

posted 7 years ago in June 2012
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

your budget should be the very first thing you do. that will determine the venue you can afford.

don’t meet with a planner until you have a budget and figure out your wedding priorites. you and fi should each come up with 2-3 must haves for your wedding – whether it’s food, photographer, music, dress, etc. make those your higher ticket items, and save on non-priorities.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@GretaCT: Ditto what kitzy said

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I agree! Also, my Fiance and I are planning ours without a wedding planner. This is also because my mom is totally into the planning, so I have her to help out quite a bit.

  I agree, you both should choose what’s really important to you, and go from there. For me, photography was one of the biggest things, followed by venue and dress. We have to use the venue’s caterer, so that’s why food didn’t rank up there. Luckily, their food is amazing, so it works out :-).

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

We did all of the initial decisions first: budget, decided on the size of wedding we wanted, picked a date, wrote out a general/approximate guest list. Then, we did the venue, photographer and dress.

You really need to know the budget and at least an approximate number of guests to pick out a venue.

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