Hey loves! By now, you have enjoyed the engagement season and figured out your style/vibe of your wedding and you are ready to tackle the budget. Okay, take a deep breath with me.... Inhale....and Exhale...we're going to get through this together. By the end of this post you will feel much better, I promise! :) Many people go about wedding budgets differently, but the tips I'm giving you today will set you up for success. Are you ready? Let's GO!
5 budgeting secrets Unveiled!
1. Choose 3 must haves for your wedding. (These things are non-negotiable)
2. Prioritize your budget around things you value. (If you value organization and timelines, consider hiring a planner (me!) or if you love photography, consider investing in a photographer that matches your style/vibe.
3. Research and create a budget for each category instead of guessing and coming up with a big number. This will make your wedding budget more realistic and attainable.
4. Consider having your wedding on a Friday or Sunday. Weekday weddings are a thing now! :)
5. Hire a planner like myself so you can be a guest at your wedding!
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My first wedding of the year was off to an amazing start at Coyote Hills Golf Course with Janet and Steve! Their fun and quirky personalities really shined on their wedding day and there color mint green color scheme was so beautiful. It complemented Coyote Hills Golf Course very well and the beautiful water feature was so relaxing and created a serene atmosphere. The ceremony location at Coyote Hills Golf Course is one of my favorites in Orange County!
Today, I want to spotlight Keren from Blushing Water Studio. She is a lettering artist based in Southern California and her work is AMAZING!! She creates bespoke calligraphy for wedding signage, special events, envelope addressing, home decor as well as commissioned pieces. I met Keren at our local Tuesday’s Together networking meet up and I was drawn to her. When you meet someone like Keren, she makes you feel like you’ve known each other forever. Her grace and elegance exude through all of her work.
Hey love! I hope you enjoyed reading the first two sections. If you haven't read them yet...ahem..I know who you are ...lol ...okay just kidding. You can find them here. We're at the end of the series and I have something really exciting at the end that you don't want to miss. Wahooo, you're engaged, have a vision for your wedding, have a budget in mind and now it's time to pop the question to ask your closest friends and family to be in your bridal party! This is such a fun and exciting thing to do and you can be as creative as you'd like. Here are a few of my favorite ways:
Hey loves! By now, you have enjoyed the engagement season and figured out your style/vibe of your wedding and you are ready to tackle the budget. Okay, take a deep breath with me.... Inhale....and Exhale...we're going to get through this together. By the end of this post you will feel much better, I promise! :) Many people go about wedding budgets differently, but the tips I'm giving you today will set you up for success.
Oh HEY friends!!! Congrats again to all of the lovely couples who got engaged over the Holidays. I'm celebrating over here with you in spirit :) Okay, so now that you have taken my advice from the first series (If you didn't read it, no worries, you can find it here) , it's time to create your wedding vision. Some people call it your theme ( I really try not to use that word because it limits your creativity to one category) or vibe (love this word!). Your vision is the overall feel of your wedding, which is the foundation of your wedding. All of the other decisions made will be based on your wedding vision, which is why it is so important to start here.