Getting the Vendors You Want Without Blowing Your Wedding Budget
Did you know over 45% of couples go over budget in planning their wedding? The predominant reason for this is not prioritizing what is important to them and doing what they think a wedding should be instead of what they want their wedding to be.
For example, if you want the best photographer and the best DJ but have a modest budget, consider using your, a family members or a friends backyard and hiring a designer to decorate the space. You will save a considerable part of your budget not paying for a venue and smaller weddings are becoming more popular. Something else to keep in mind is that a highly skilled photographer will make your images look amazing regardless of any location. This is YOUR wedding day, do it how YOU want to do a wedding. I've photographed backyard weddings designed more beautifully than some of the most expensive venues available, I've had couples just invite a dozen guests, rent a hotel suite to get ready in, do a small ceremony, have dinner and then went cosmic bowling.
If you are planning your own wedding the secret to staying on budget is first making a list of what's important to you. Is having a skilled wedding photographer to immortalize your day the most important or maybe a designer dress or paying for a great dinner for your guests. Once you make a list of what's most important to you, you know who to book first and where to invest your money and you'll be more likely to maintain your wedding budget and not be part of the 45% of couples that goes over budget.