(Closed) Where to begin?!?!?!

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Everyone has a different strategy with saving, but if you know what you want to spend on the venue, you typically need just 10% to lock in a date and contract.  Most likely you DO NOT want to wait on that if the place and/or date you want gets taken by someone else, so I would say make that your priority and put the money down right when you get it.

Post # 4
4137 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

my venue’s deposit is the entire rental fee. if you have a venue in mind, find out what their policies are.

Post # 5
2090 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


Your budget and savings timeline are very similar to mine.

What we did: (after setting that general budget/savings plan), was we found and booked our venue. Many venues book a year or more in advance, so if you find one you like, best to get it early. Our venue required a deposit of 50% of the venue fee to secure the date.

Our venue had an exclusive caterer, so we started pulling together general quotes and ideas from them, and then they required a 30% deposit, based on first budget, which we paid early, so that it was sort of one less thing to think about.

For me personally, until I found the venue, everything felt sort of up in the air. Booking the venue really helped me to start picturing the wedding in more concrete terms.

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