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Wedding Day budget planning: 5 steps to help you plan your day

Wedding budget planning is an essential part of wedding planning. When it comes to planning your wedding, setting a wedding budget can help you stay on track and ensure that you don't overspend on your big day.

The first step in planning your dream wedding is to determine how much you can spend on your wedding and what areas you want to prioritize. Creating a wedding planning checklist can help you keep track of your expenses and make sure you're staying within your final budget.

It's important to save for your wedding and not go into debt for your wedding expenses.

One great way to save money on your wedding day is to look for ways to save on your wedding venue, wedding photographer, wedding cake, and other wedding suppliers. Creating a priority list of what you want from your wedding day can help you plan your wedding in a way that aligns with your budget. Using Pinterest to gather ideas and inspiration can also be a helpful planning guide.

When it comes to your wedding party and guest list, consider who you want to invite to your wedding and how they can contribute to your wedding. Opting for a smaller, more intimate wedding can help you save money and have a more personalized big day. Let's face it - you don't need to spend a fortune to have the perfect wedding day.

Remember, it's important to stick to your budget and find ways to save where you can. These top tips and tips to help you save money on your wedding can help you plan your dream wedding without breaking the bank. Enjoy planning your wedding and creating the wedding of your favourite dreams! 

More about the tips step by step.


1. Wedding Budget – Work it out 

Planning a wedding is an exciting time, but wedding costs can add up quickly. Start by setting a wedding budget based on your savings and how much you can afford to spend. Think about the size of your guest list and what bells and whistles you want. Work colleagues and the bank of Mum and Dad may also help out.

Consider setting up a savings account and start saving as soon as possible. Plan ahead for expenses like wedding photography and the hen or stag do. Having a buffer for unexpected costs gives you more time to save. Don’t forget to set aside a deposit for your venue and vendors.

Work out what you’ll want to put towards the wedding and what others are happy to contribute.

Remember, it’s easy to forget about the little expenses that can add up. By planning ahead and being realistic about what you can afford, you can have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank. Start your journey towards marital bliss with a solid financial plan in place.

2.The Guest List - Who you going to invite

As you start planning, consider the guest list carefully. You’ll also want to think about who don’t go on the list to save you money. If one of you wants a intimate gathering, be savvy about who you invite. Consider a buffet to save on the biggest cost, or allocate less money for cater and more for your honeymoon

3.Ring fence your essential costs

Congratulations on taking the first step towards financial stability by ring fencing your essential costs. It's one of the easiest ways to ensure you're prepared for any unexpected expenses

4. Set aside a 10% contingency fund

Set aside a 10% contingency fund for any unexpected expenses when planning an event. Whether it's last-minute alterations to the venue décor or unexpected corkage fees, having that extra cushion can be a lifesaver. Consider putting aside a portion of your budget for this purpose.

If you're unsure of how much you need to put aside, get in touch with event planning experts who can provide guidance. They may recommend budgeting a higher percentage for high-risk events or advise on where to cut costs elsewhere. A free guide on contingency planning could come in handy.

When making a booking for your event, ask the venue if they offer discounts for mid-week events. This could save you money that could be added to your contingency fund. Every penny counts when planning a successful event.

Keeping an eye on your expenses and being prepared for unexpected costs is essential to a successful event. By building a 10% contingency fund into your budget, you can ensure that you are ready for anything that comes your way. It's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to event planning.

5. Use some tech to help out 

Creating a wedding website can save you time and money by providing all the information your guests need in one place. Utilizing wedding planning apps can help keep you organized and on track with tasks leading up to the big day.

Getting advice in online forums allows you to connect with other brides and get valuable insight. Send out e-vites and have your smartphone store your RSVP’s to streamline the RSVP process.

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