With the high cost of weddings, it is a good idea to create a wedding budget checklist.
Your checklist should include all the expenses that will be involved in
planning your wedding.
Once you have made your checklist use it constantly to help you stay within your budget!
Unless you have helped plan other large events, the prospect of planning a wedding for a hundred or more people may seem very challenging.
You probably have no idea of what to expect to spend for the reception site or for the food or flowers.
So, when you first start making your budget checklist, you may have to 'guesstimate' on some of the items.
Hopefully, you do know the total amount you have to spend on your wedding - this will be the amount you will be working off of.
Once you have a final version of your budget checklist, use it constantly!
Below is an example of what you can expect from your budget for the different aspects of your wedding.
Costs will vary depending on where you live. But you can get an idea of how much of your budget should go for what.
|Reception - Includes Food and any Rentals||50%|
|Photography and Videography||7%|
|Gifts & Favors||4%|
Below are some tips to help you stay within your budget.
Once you have a budget firmly established, continue to update your checklist regularly.