When you start your wedding planning, the budget is often hardest thing to figure out. Whilst there are must have items, working out what exactly you can afford can be tricky. It’s highly likely that you haven’t planned a wedding before and with so many elements that are on a tight timeline it can be a daunting task. Here is our guide to working out a rough budget and by answering some of these questions you can start to define one that’s realistic for you.
Book in a date night and take this blog article with you so you can discuss your ideas and roughly settle on a few things before you start approaching vendors or your preferred venue.
It’s important to be on the same page when you start looking around our directory for vendors because at the end of the day if you arrive to a wedding planner without a solid idea of what your vision is, it may end up being a waste of time and likely frustrating.
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The Season and Date:
Let’s get into it! What season is your preferred time of year to get married? Do you have a specific date you simply must be married on? Do you envision a summer wedding on the beach or during spring when you can take advantage of the seasonal colours to provide a photographic background that you will never forget?
If you need more help deciding, we’ve highlighted considerations surrounding peak vs off-peak seasons and how they can impact your wedding planning.For LGBTQI couples we have compiled this list of significant dates of interest for lgbtqi couples that could be something to consider.
The venue is by far your biggest expense so it’s time to discuss your thoughts about the reception. Our bullet point list to talk through is this:
- Indoor Wedding
- Outdoor wedding
- Destination Wedding
- Local Wedding
Work through the above and eliminate as many as you can because once you work out what type of reception you want, you can start searching venues here.
The Length of Your Wedding:
Do you imagine your ceremony & reception taking a few hours or are you thinking a whole weekend away perhaps? The longer the wedding day or weekend is obviously going to cost more but if you are thinking a large wedding over five hours, it may not be enough time to really connect with all your guests. Consider the following wedding ideas and eliminate as many as you can.
- Restaurant Style
- Hotel Wedding
- Food Truck Wedding
Are you thinking a large wedding or a small and intimate one? Are you planning on inviting your family, relatives, good friends, acquaintances and friends from work? This will greatly impact your budget however if you are not on the same page of the numbers it may be a real battle working out all the other details.
Would you prefer a blank canvas where you can create your own style with or without a stylist? If you are after a particular style, where does your imagination take you when you think of your wedding?
- Art Deco