When it comes to planning a wedding, determining your budget can seem daunting. As you start getting quotes and looking at pricing information, it can seem nearly impossible to plan a wedding without going bankrupt after the fact. Well, we’re here to help! If you’re looking to plan a wedding but have no idea where to start with your budget, here are some tips to get started:

What Does Your Wedding Look Like?

This may be the one part of wedding planning that you’ve already knocked out of the park. But if not, it’s time to get to dreaming. Once you’ve determined how you envision your wedding day, it’s time to start thinking about the details that will contribute to your overall wedding and budget.

Crunch Some Numbers

Here’s where it’s time to get serious about figuring out how much you have to spend. Not everyone sets a clear and strict wedding budget total and sticks to it, and that’s okay. However, for most people in need of a wedding budget there is some discussion that needs to take place. Sit down with your partner and figure out how much money you are ready, willing, and comfortable spending on your wedding. Are other people going to be contributing financially to your wedding? This is also the key time to discuss with them what and how they will be helping. 

Figure Out the Size

Another number that needs to be crunched at this point is your guest count. This is the time when you and your partner should open up an Excel file and start inputting names of people that you want to invite to your wedding. No matter where you are, or what kind of wedding you’re planning, the number of guests you plan to invite will make a huge impact on your wedding budget.

How did you develop your wedding budget? Do you have any tips for someone planning a wedding? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

Happy planning.