Asking yourself how much your wedding is going to cost is one of the most important questions that you can ask when wedding planning. Finding out how much you can realistically afford and what exactly that budget will be able to get you is a great way to plan out your expectations and make sure that your dream wedding does not completely break the bank.
When starting the planning process and considering wedding cost, be sure to ask yourself these questions:
- How much money do I have saved up for the wedding?
- How much do you and the groom earn per month?
- How much money can you both put into a wedding fund each and every month?
- What is the total wedding cost that you would like to incur for the big day?
- Approximately how many guests will be attending the wedding?
- Will a honeymoon still be affordable if you incur the wedding cost that you have discussed?
The best way for you and the groom to get started is to come up with a monthly budget and find ways that you can save money and put into a fund in order to come up with the wedding cost. This will show you how much you have available at the moment to cover your wedding cost, and how much you will be able to come up with by the time the wedding actually rolls around.
While this is just a general guideline for you to follow, it is a great base for planning your wedding. If you feel that your total wedding cost should be around $20,000 then you will know how you can save money and if your estimates are realistic in any way, shape or form. If you take a look at the budget and realize that it is out of your reach then you should re-negotiate your wedding cost and come up with something that makes a little more sense.
In many cases you should be lucky enough to find help from willing family members rather than having to pay for the entire wedding cost yourself, but that help is not always something that you should plan for. If you can find a way to plan to cover the cost on your own then it will simply be a welcome bonus should anyone else step in and choose to help.
While many of us dream of that perfect wedding and all the memories that can be created from the day, it is important when calculating your wedding costs to realize that your wedding is only really one day. Sure it is the most important day of your life in many ways, but it is all over rather fast. The last thing that you want to do is wake up in the morning and regret spending an entire year’s salary on a party that only lasted 8 hours.
Budget right, plan ahead, and you should be able to come up with wedding costs that make sense and fit into your budget and lifestyle.
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