When you first start wedding planning there are so many options, expenses and unanswered questions. That is exactly what we are here for. Lets talk about that budget, set priorities that won’t get lost, learn the best way to tackle that day of timeline and why you need one.
When we are done you will have all the tools needed to get you through each step of planning your wedding. Walk away feeling less stressed and confident you can plan that wedding you have been dreaming of.
You will see us mention this over and over. That means it’s important! You have to determine your wedding priorities. It may be the most important thing you do together as a couple before you start wedding planning. Knowing your wedding priorities will allow you to focus on what is most important to the two of you. Not anyone else. These priorities will help to make your wedding unique. They also make it easier to stay on track and not be swayed by family, friends or vendors.
You need a wedding planning hub when you first start wedding planning. It may be on your computer or phone but our favorite is the binder. I miss those days where all a girl needed was her binder and favorite pen to plan her dream day. Wedding planning binders are for brides who love REAL-LIFE tangible paper, pens, and pencils. Seriously, when did planning a wedding become so technical? Bring on the checklists, timelines, and step-by-step instructions we can hold in our hands.
You should never book venues and vendors before having a budget. With all the wedding excitement it is the quickest way to overspend. Talk to those who may be helping with the wedding financially. Have them be specific about what they are contributing and when before you start wedding planning.
Once you have your priorities and budget in place it will be much easier to decide what items and vendors you want to splurge on and where you want to cut back. Knowing these two things will go a long way in making your wedding unique.
Start an initial guest list. You don’t want to book a venue that’s too small.
Some couples would rather have a more intimate wedding. Then, splurge on other things like food, alcohol or decor. Big weddings just are not their thing. Some couples would rather invite lots of people and have as many as possible share in their new life together. This may mean cutting back in other areas. There is no wrong or right here. It’s all about your priorities.
We call this wedding-spiration. Don’t go overboard! Pinterest and magazines are for inspiration. Just keep in mind when you first start wedding planning they aren’t always realistic. Especially for brides who actually have a budget. Keep your priorities, budget and style in mind as you start researching your vendor and venue options.
Your wedding starter kit includes a monthly wedding checklist, the best budget worksheet, guest list tracker, vendor worksheets, wedding-spiration and a pocket folder. You get started quickly and receive great tips which help make the right choices.
Customize your wedding starter kit. Add the names, the wedding date, a unique graphic or wedding logo. It is the perfect engagement gift for your bride-to-be!
Let our favorite wedding infographic be your wedding spending guide. It’s a sneak peek of what you will find in our wedding budget section. Download our free wedding budget breakdown today.