We’re not going to pretend that budgets are fun or exciting, but we are going to tell you they’re necessary. Planning out wedding expenses beforehand will make booking and buying much easier because you’ll actually know how much you want to spend on what.
It will also give you and your bride-to-be a chance to discuss and prioritize various aspects of the wedding and avoid (expensive) surprises (this is the time to find out if she wants a harpist at the cocktail hour). Find a balance that both of you are happy with.
We put together this awesome spreadsheet to help you out (click here). Feel free to customize it in any way to fit your needs.