Planning a Budget Wedding the Right Way

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banc de binary besten broker I currently have the pleasure of helping a handful of brides with their budget weddings. Something I have realized over the past year or so is that I truly have a passion for budget weddings. I know it may sounds crazy but personally, I would rather plan a creative backyard soiree then an extravagant formal affair. Fortunately for me, a lot of brides in this area have the same mind set. Money is tight for a lot of people right now and no one wants to start off a marriage in debt!

binäre optionen gefahr I am so excited to help couples have an amazing and unforgettable event, for less. I want people to show up at their wedding and be in awe of the beauty. Later when they hear how much the wedding cost, I want them to be shocked! This is one of my many goals as a wedding planner. :)

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binäre optionen norbert If you are planning a budget wedding, please consider the following tips. This is my open and honest opinion based on past and present experience, and I truly hope that these tips + ideas will help you out!

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 1. Hire a professional to guide you through the process.

مراجعة إشارات التداول بالخيارات الثنائية 2017 At the very least, hire someone to coordinate the day of your wedding. You do not want to have people coming up to you on your wedding day with all sorts of ridiculous questions, asking you where things are, what they’re supposed to be doing, and so on.

opcje binarne demo konto If it is at all possible, hire someone to walk you through the wedding planning process. A wedding planner will save you so much time, money, stress, and so on, you won’t even believe it by the end. While people sometimes don’t realize this, there is a LOT of grunt work that goes in to planning a wedding, and this is the wedding planner’s job (otherwise, it’s your job). Unfortunately it is not all pinning pretty pictures & trying on gorgeous gowns (if only!). Even if it seems like there isn’t room in your budget for a wedding planner, more often than not planners can save you enough money by negotiating with vendors, and their fee will end up being completely covered!

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 2. Prioritize, prioritize, prioritize.

One of the first things you and hubby-to-be should do after getting engaged is sit down and decide what means most to you about your wedding day (I wrote a whole post about this topic here). You obviously won’t be able to spend as much money on each aspect of your wedding as you might want to, so you need decide which areas you want to “splurge” on. For example, many couples consider photography to be very important, so they may be willing to spend 2k or thereabouts on a photographer even though their entire budget is 10k. Once you figure out the most important areas to you, it will be easier to decide where to spend money and where to cut back on.

3. Come up with a number!

Seriously. You are not going to get far until you sit down and come up with an actual, obtainable amount to spend on your wedding. Whether it’s 5k, 2k, 10k, or anywhere in between, this is a crucial step. In the newer versions of Excel, there is a super nifty budget worksheet. You can input your total estimated budget at the top, and it has spaces for each item (i.e. photographer, caterer, florist, etc). When any of the numbers change, it will change the estimated budget. Plus, you can also input how much you actually spent on each area, and it automatically totals everything up. So nifty. There are plenty of worksheets you can download online (just google “wedding budget worksheet”), but I find this one to be the best because it does the math for you. :)

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4. You set that number for a reason… stick to it.

This is the hard part. You’ve set the number, nice work! But wait… everything is $8357 more than you expected. Yikes. This is where the planning can get stressful (and where a planner comes in suuper handy!). It may turn out that you just can’t afford that plated dinner you were hoping for. Or that amazing live band for the reception. You may have to make adjustments as you go along, and your initial vision for your wedding may start to change. This is okay! It’s still going to be the best day of your life. You may not be able to have every aspect that you wanted, but your attitude will make a world of difference (this is what separates the bridezillas from the… non-bridezillas).

5. Enlist the help of your talented family & friends

My guess is that you have a lot of people around you who would be more than happy to help out in some way, shape, or form to help bring your wedding dreams to life. Get your bridesmaids together and have a DIY day creating the favors or the save the dates. Ask your future mother-in-law (and amazing baker) to whip up some cupcakes or cookies for the reception. Oh, you’re cousin is an amazing acoustic guitarist? Sweet! See if he will play during the ceremony. It doesn’t hurt to ask, and you will more than likely be happily surprised at the time & money you can save with a little help from your family & friends.  You can read even more about this topic here.

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6. Know the in’s and out’s of saving money

This is another reason your wedding planner will be a BIG help. They will know all of the little things you can do to help cut costs (plus the obvious ones, like decrease your guest list, get married in the off season, etc.). In the meantime, here is a handy list from the Knot with 30 ways to save money on your wedding. Since I have such an affinity for budget weddings, here are some more helpful posts on keeping your costs down from yours truly!

Well, there you have it. These basics should help you get started in successfully planning your budget wedding! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask! Leave a comment below or shoot me an email at becky [at] bowtiesandbliss [dot] com.

Happy Planning! :)

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