4 Tips For Planning Your Wedding Budget

Planning a wedding is fun, but it isn't always fun to have to write out the budget for it. There's a lot of things to account for, and it's important to make sure that you've planned for everything. Here are a few tips that will help make budgeting for your wedding day a little bit easier.

1. Write it out.

In order to get a good idea of what you have to spend, you're going to have to crunch some numbers. Sit down for an hour and make a list of everything you have to pay for (be detailed!) and how much money you have to spend on the whole thing. This way, you'll know EXACTLY what you've budgeted for and there won't be any surprises.

Photo | Chloe Luka Photography

Photo | Chloe Luka Photography

2. Set priorities.

Decide what's important to you. What are your "must-haves"? Is it great food, incredible pictures, or do you have to have the best DJ in town? Whatever it is, put it at the top of the list. List those things that are most important to you, and then put everything else below them.

3. Distribute funds.

Now that you know what you have to pay for, how much you have to spend, and what's most important to you, it's time to put those numbers to use. Are you budgeting the most money for the things you listed as most important? If not, you should be, so adjust your budget accordingly. Make sure you've done your research and are being realistic about what things cost, so that there are no surprises later.

Photo | Veranda

Photo | Veranda

4. Emphasize guest experience.

You want your guests to have an amazing time. These are the people that came out to celebrate with you (and who probably paid for a gift!), so you want to make sure they're staying entertained. What are they going to remember the most when they leave? Make sure that there are some things on your priority list that are going to give your guests the best possible experience, and make them wish the night wouldn't end!

Jared Wade

Jared Wade Entertainment, 2461 Directors Row, Suite J, Indianapolis, IN 46241

Jared Wade is owner of Jared Wade Entertainment and has actively been in the wedding industry in Indianapolis Indiana for 14 years. As a full time Wedding DJ and Event Host, his training allows him the flexibility to learn what is popular now, tomorrow and in the future. Jared's goal is to help educate and teach Brides and Grooms to focus on what they want for their big day, and help them as much as possible to get there. Please feel free to contact him at Jared@JaredWadeEntertainment.com with questions, or to set up a free 30 minute Event and Wedding Consultation.