Congratulations, you’re engaged!  Planning a wedding can typically be stressful, overwhelming, and expensive; however, it certainly doesn’t have to be. That’s why in this post, Forever Bridal will give you the best tactics for planning a stress-free wedding budget you can happily afford.

  • Get Organized

First of all, you’ll want to get yourself organized. For most people, their wedding is the first time they’ve planned a large event. Make sure to look for a good wedding planning book that will help you keep yourself on track.

  • Define Your Vision

After getting started with your organizing, it’s time to figure out what type of wedding you want. Sit down with your partner and discuss the who, what, when, where and why of weddings. After that, talk about how you’re going to pay for your wedding,

  • Create a Budget

You must set your wedding budget before you begin officially planning. At least that is if you want to have a wedding you can afford. Calculate an appropriate budget for your wedding based on your financial situation. You want a wedding that is authentic to who you are and what you value as a couple.

  • Decide on Your Wedding Priorities

Outline your top priorities for the event. What matters most to you and your partner? Decide on the answer to this question and then distribute your budget accordingly. Spending your budget more on the things you value is a great way to have an authentic and enjoyable wedding.

  • Book the Big Things First

The more high-priority they are, the earlier you should book them. Your wedding venue and the photographer are some of those high priority details. Other standard early bookings include entertainment and catering. Each of these items contributes to the experience of the day, so they should be higher up on the to-do list.

  • Creatively Cut Costs

From strategically choosing an off-peak wedding date to going for in-season flowers for your bouquets and centerpieces, there are many ways to save money. If you’re good at crafts, you could also consider some DIY for your wedding.

Forever Bridal produces large wedding shows where you can meet all the professionals that you need to make your wedding planning stress-free. We are located at Midtown Place 3708 Benson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27609. You can give us a call on 919-873-1700.