The Wedding Budget
It happened. They finally did it. The proposal! AND it was dreamy! Friends and family are over the moon, the Pinterest board is filling up and the research begins!
When you finally start contacting suppliers and venues, you’ll start being asked the one question that you may struggle to answer, not because you don’t know, because you don’t really want too. “Do you know how much you would like to spend?” or “Do you have an approximate budget for your wedding?” The wedding industry has a bit of a bad reputation of “ripping people off” and this may be the reason you’re hesitating, but this isn’t true, there is a lot of hard work that goes into putting your big day together.
You may genuinely have no idea how much you would like to spend, or how much you have to spend, or even how much everything is going to cost, and that is why it is so important to set a starting point when speaking to suppliers and share your thoughts.
You do not want to waste your own time: you are probably really busy with life, why spend more time speaking to suppliers who genuinely cannot help you when you don’t need to. All suppliers have different starting prices, and the truth is, some may be completely out of your budget. If you have a budget of £5,000 (that you do not share) for flowers and huge ideas (that you do share), with the florist, they may spend a week putting together the most beautiful proposal that shows your dream wedding, with a total price of £50,000, and that is something you just cannot stretch too. Whilst this huge cost would get you something sensational, you can still get something beautiful with £5,000, it will just take some smart looking and decisions and well as an upfront discussion about budget.
Sharing your budget with a wedding planner will also allow us to completely breakdown your budget with realistic costs for each element of your big day before we start contacting suppliers on your behalf.
If you would like more information on how to break down your wedding budget or which suppliers would work best for you, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
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