Three simple things you need to do to manage your wedding day budget

Advice, Planning, Weddings

Bride and Belle Luxury Weddings offers a bespoke luxury wedding planning service that is completely tailored to your needs. One of the key benefits of hiring a wedding planner is to assist with managing your budget. Planning a wedding is enormous fun but it is also extremely time consuming, with many different suppliers involved and a lot of key dates and payments to be made. One of the main reasons that clients hire me is specifically to help with this area of their wedding planning.

These are my top three tips for helping you to manage your wedding budget.


Decide what is important to you.

If you and your partner are real foodies then think about investing a higher portion of your wedding budget into your catering over other elements of your Wedding. It’s YOUR day!  If it’s not important to you and isn’t you, then don’t do it.  Invest money in the elements of your wedding that really matter. 


Get to know your suppliers. 

Invest time in the suppliers that you’re working with. This is the biggest and most important day of your life and probably the biggest event you will ever have to organise. Much of your wedding is in the hands of the suppliers you work with, so chose carefully and invest your wedding budget wisely.   Don’t be afraid to contact at least three or four suppliers in each category. Ask for examples of their work, testimonials from previous clients and a clear break down of what is included as part of their service. I have a network of experienced and reliable suppliers, from cake designers to caterers, florists to photographers and will never recommend a supplier to you that I can’t personally vouch for. 


Keep organised! 

Set up reminders so that you know when payments are due and use a spreadsheet to keep track of what suppliers need to be paid and when. Most suppliers will require a deposit in the initial stages and then the remainder of the deposit around 8 weeks before your wedding date. A wedding planner will be able to help you coordinate the administration for your wedding but if you are going it alone then don’t forget to stay organised and on top of payments. 


Working exclusively for you as your wedding planner, I can assist you with all aspects of your wedding from the creative side to managing the logistics and your budget. I am here to ensure you have an unforgettable day, full of lasting memories and a wedding that is truly and uniquely you. I do this by spending as much time as possible getting to know you and understand what it is that you want.

Let’s start by getting to know each other. Tell me everything about you. Who you are, what is important to you and how you want your wedding day to feel. In return, I will translate your wedding vision into a reality. Spectacular surroundings, delicious food, good music and your love for one another.

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