Setting a wedding budget is the most essential and crucial part of planning a wedding but what is an even bigger task? To stick to the budget! When it comes to keeping track of the budget while planning the wedding it can keep on fluctuating every now and then due to some uncertain price fluctuations or spontaneous expenses. Couples tend to make these small mistakes while executing their wedding due to which they have to spend a very heavy amount in the end. Therefore, it’s the first and foremost thing to hire a professional wedding planner and set a particular budget.
Make sure you keep in mind your financial condition and do not spend heavy amounts that you might regret in the coming future. It is your special day, so what actually matters is the time and memories you make with your loved ones and not the money you spend on the wedding shopping or decorations.
Here are some important tips and tricks you should keep in mind while hiring a professional wedding planner to make your budgeted wedding come true :
While setting a budget make sure you keep in mind the core values and main priorities of the ceremony and decide how much you can really spend on your wedding. The wedding ceremony is only going to take place for a short period of time but you have to spend your whole life with your partner. You do not want to spend hefty amounts just to please society, rather you want to save up for your coming future so that you and your family can live a happy and prosperous life.
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It's always a good idea to plan and write down important things in the form of hardcopy or softcopy. Be it the caterers, performers, or wedding planners. Make sure to keep a track of all the expenditures and save up the bills. You can use various applications like evernote, google docs or drive and keep a record of every single thing in the form of spreadsheets. These practices will help you in managing your budget and keeping a track of it. Otherwise in the end you might end up spending a lot of money just because you didn’t keep track of bills and receipts.
Always leave some room for making adjustments and cuts in your wedding budget, in case you ended up spending a little more. It can be very difficult to resist the expenditure as it's going to be your big day but sticking to the budget is very important. Sometimes you feel you spent more in a particular area, supposedly catering. You can check your list and compensate for the area where you might have spent less compared to what you expected. Putting a lot more emphasis on line items that impact the guests’ experience should always be given more importance like decoration, catering and performances rather than items that majorly benefit yourself.
Avoid copying and recreating wedding ideas that don't fit in your budget, in today's modern era social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest play a significant role in our lives but don’t let these platforms fool you. Avoid society’s pressure and don’t make comparisons to other people’s weddings. Try to boycott Pinterest at some point in time and you'll thank us for this tip. It continuously keeps on tempting you with new flower decorations, themes and what not. You don’t want extra temptations in your plate when you're already working on a budget. Stick to what you have planned and try to save and invest each penny in a meaningful manner.
If you're planning a budget wedding then you can contact us. We, at the Wedding Management Institute (WMI), are one of the leading wedding and event planning and organization institutes that offer the best event management course for aspiring minds so that they can become gems of this industry in the coming future.