Imagine, on a nice sunny day your boyfriend gets down on one knee and proposes a question you wanted to hear since you were a little girl. Emotions completely overwhelm you as you say yes and fall into his arms of embrace. Nothing can go wrong. The perfect husband, the perfect ring and the perfect life. After you reach out and tell your friends, post some Instagram stories, and take some pictures, you start to think of that perfect wedding day you dreamed of as a child. This day will have beautiful flowers to captivate your family, a gorgeous dress that will impress your future groom, a beautiful venue decorated to the nine, and outstanding food that everyone will talk about for years to come. The perfect day to the start of a life with one another.
Does this sound familiar to anyone. This dream is possible for any bride on any budget and this is the focus of this series. Too often brides become so fixated on the budget they forget about the big picture. We are hoping that by taking a practical approach to your wedding budget you can have the wedding of your dreams. The first step in our four part series starts with setting your priorities.
Priorities will provide a perspective to your budget. Think of them as the guide to how you will spend your budget for your special day. One of the exercises we take our brides through we call the priority exercise. It doesn’t take long and will help you immensely with your wedding budget. The three steps are:
If you answer these questions honestly, especially the last one, it should make prioritizing your wedding day a lot easier.
Once you have prioritized them put them on a final sheet of paper in their correct order. Don’t prioritize things because your family tells you to. This is your wedding and no one else’.
We are hoping that this series provides invaluable information about how to set a wedding budget. If you enjoyed this blog post stay tuned for next week and subscribe to our newsletter for more content. Also, please join our YouTube channel as we will be posting more videos for your to enjoy.