Without question weddings can be a costly experience. It does not have to be. The infographic above is simply a rough idea of how much certain items cost in a wedding budget. Of course, the most important thing is to budget correctly. Sit down with your spouse-to-be and try to figure out what is important and what is not important. Working within a budget will make the whole event much easier to enjoy.
Basic event and wedding planning can be done without a planner involved. All you need to do is write down each and every item and task necessary to make the wedding day a success. We’ve compiled a short list to get you started that closely matches the above wedding infographic.
Location and venue
Religious or non-religious ceremony location
Wedding music, band or DJ
Wedding venue decorations
Wedding gown and dress
Interviewing and budgeting for catering unless provided by the venue
There are many other add ons that can be put on the list. It is up to your taste and needs. You can add transportation such as an vintage car that may make your transport to and from the event special. Floral arrangements beyond the standard arrangement my be fun. If your bridesmaids dresses are on the expensive side you may want to help with the cost associated with it. It is up to you in the end how you want to customize your wedding.