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Wedding planning – Wedding Budget (2)

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.

Step 1

Decide on the total amount of money you want to spend on your wedding.

 

Step 2

Categorize all the major wedding expense. (Bride’s Outfit, Groom’s Outfit, Venue, Food, etc.)

 

Stage 3

Assign percentages to each of the categories listed in step 2 and calculate the expense amount for each of them.

 

Step 4

Further breakdown each of the categories into sub-categories. E.g

 

  1. Bride’s Outfit – xxxx

-Wedding Gown – xx

-Shoe – xx

-Accessories-xx

-Lingerie-xx

 

Click here (wedding budget) to  download see a sample budget worksheet for your guide.

Step 5

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.

 

Amaka Obehi.

Fun loving, God lover, Life lover, and easy going. A wife, mother, daughter and sister. I am unique and different. I am a blogger and I love planning

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3 Comments

  • Amaka Obehi 19/02/2015 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for all your comments on wedding budget. @Bella, you can cut costs/save in some areas so as to make up for the under budgeted item. Please watch out for subsequent posts where I will be addressing this type of issue in wedding budget planning. Thank you.

  • Bella 19/02/2015 at 12:33 am

    What if we realise at a later stage that the weighting that we assigned initially is wrong and underestimated our budget percentages?

  • luvly damsel 16/02/2015 at 9:10 am

    Thanks Amaka for this beautiful post. I have downloaded your tool and is really a good start for me. Thanks and can’t wait for your next

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