I came across this very informative article on Wedding Chicks this morning that explains the ins and outs of wedding budgeting. A very heady subject, especially to the first time bride and groom trying to figure out, “what should this cost?!”.
I get emails everyday asking me to ball park a wedding budget for July (insert month of choice), with very little or sometimes no more information that that. My first response is always, Yikes, I can’t! My next response is, “Can you send me a list of what you are looking for (numbers of tables, number of bridesmaids etc), and a few inspiration images that I can use as a jumping off point to start the ball rolling? As well, I will need any bloom choices that you are crushing on so that I can give you an informed budget span that you can then make choices from.”
I am certainly not trying to be evasive, I am simply trying to figure out where, when and what you like so that I can narrow down the very large list of variables to educate you of your options! You are always in the drivers seat! This is your wedding after all and you need to be comfortable with what you are spending for the look you are after! But it always helps to be well informed!!
Check out the full article here for a good read and some great insights!