DIY Wedding Budget.
Proper planning and budgeting = Fab wedding.
Drawing up your wedding budget is serious business;
First Rule: DO NOT START SHOPPING FOR YOUR WEDDING UNTIL YOU HAVE DRAWN YOUR BUDGET
I know of a bride that started shopping for her wedding without having a budget. She bought her wedding gown, shoes, paid for wedding hall; then she realized she had very little money left. Unfortunately she could not return any of the items and ended up having to borrow. So, I reiterate again, do not start shopping for your wedding until you have fully drawn up your budget.
Ladies, I know we all dream of having a fairytale wedding but sticking to your budget is so important.
Decide on the total amount of money you want to spend on your wedding.
Categorize all the major wedding expense. (Bride’s Outfit, Groom’s Outfit, Venue, Food, etc.)
Assign percentages to each of the categories listed in step 2 and calculate the expense amount for each of them.
Further breakdown each of the categories into sub-categories. E.g
- Bride’s Outfit – xxxx
-Wedding Gown – xx
-Shoe – xx
Click here (wedding budget) to download see a sample budget worksheet for your guide.
Let the shopping begin! However, remember not to exceed the budgeted amount for each of the categories and record all actual spent beside budgeted amount.
Got questions? I am always happy to respond to all questions.
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