How To Budget Your Wedding Effectively

Find out what you need to know when cutting your wedding cost as not to sacrifice the quality of your special day. You don’t want to regret it in order to save a couple of dollars.

Getting married is by far the most important day of your life. Some people tend to have a budget to save money for practical reasons. What’s important to know is that a proper wedding budget does not mean a “cheap wedding”. It all depends on how smart you finance and budget your wedding costs.

There are many ways in order to cut costs of your wedding expenditures. However, you should pay attentions to these key elements so you will not sacrifice the quality of your wedding.

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO

A good professional wedding photographer can charge anywhere between $2,500 to $10,000+. You might think that you can just ask your friend or relative to take your wedding pictures. This is something that we do not recommend. Wedding pictures and videos are the only things that you can see or view to re-live your wedding moments in the future. If you really need to cut your budget, try shopping around first but always keep in mind that quality is number one. As I always say, “You get what you pay for”. One good practice is to pay a photographer first to do your pre-wedding picture or videos. If you’re satisfied with the results, you can contract him/her again for your wedding day. At Mondo Bridal Agency, all of our services come backed with professional photographers, film producers and certified Wedding Planners but we always encourage our clients to shop around first.

WEDDING VENU

If you think that you could save money by having your wedding at your residence, make sure that your house is conformable enough for guest to gather around. You want your guests to be comfortable so that they would stay longer. In the end, how could the wedding party be a memorable experience when guests are leaving early? Try to find a good venue that matches your theme.

FLOWERS

Have you asked around how much it will cost you for arranging wedding flowers for your ceremonsy? You get shocked when it could cost you over $1,000 right? Some local flower vendor could charge you very cheap. But be careful of flower vendors that will show you a good sample of flowers, and when it is time for your wedding day, he/she will arrange the flowers with some “not so fresh” ones. You can always cut your cost here by ordering the flowers that are in season. Or, you can have a garden wedding without increasing your budget to floral decorations.

There are other aspects to consider for your wedding budget. Overall, the important thing is to have proper planning for your wedding. You can cut cost up to 50% of what you have already budgeted. There are are also great wedding planning apps that we recommend. AppyCouple is a great app that you can download here on our website.

AppyCouple Wedding App

by Donald K., Certified WPIC Wedding Planner

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