Recent Budget Posts
Photo: Clane Gessel Photography
Who pays for what in a wedding? There’s no rhyme or reason to it because nowadays, there are lots of ways to divvy up the budget. Some scenarios: the couple pays for everything, the families spit everything equally, or perhaps, one family pays and the other does not. As a starting point, our Advice Editor has made a traditional breakdown, but keep in mind that this is not the final word on the matter, simply suggestions.
Once you’ve determined a set amount, be sure to visit WeddingWire’s Budget Tool to help track your spending, set up payment schedules, and redistribute funds!
Have you set your wedding budget yet? If not, that’s okay! Don’t stress because WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2014 offers fun facts about the average spending per wedding by state, figures on how to break it down by vendor category, money-saving tips from the experts, and a tipping guide with a few rules that you should keep in mind when it comes time to show your appreciation.
Photo: Alena Bakutis Photography
While a white sand beach with turquoise blue water at an exotic location may sound pricey, think again! From built-in beauty to all-inclusive packages, you’ll be surprised at how much budget-friendly destination weddings actually can be. Not convinced? Read more reasons here.
Photo: Amy E Photography
It may not be the funnest part of wedding planning, but a budget is essential. Talk to your significant other to figure out what’s important (and who’s contributing), whether that be a specific season, venue, guest count, or even food and entertainment. It’s okay to have one or two splurges, don’t worry! After you’ve prioritized, keep in mind you’ll receive a FREE budget tool to track spending, set up payment schedules, and redistribute funds.
Want even more tips and advice about starting to plan your wedding? Visit WeddingWire’s 5-Step Planning Guide!