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As so many are still having to postpone their weddings all together or significantly reduce their guest list, budgets can become a bit of a gray area. As a wedding planner, one of the many beneficial services I provide for my clients is Budget Review and Management. These services not only help you set your budget realistically, but also help to keep you on track during the planning process with payment reminders and a full service experience.
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Budget Review vs. Management
Budget Review is one of the many services available in our Full Planning Packages, and is perfect for those looking for cost saving suggestions, assistance with changes or adjustments to the budget, and important payment reminders to keep everything on track. Budget Review offers just enough assistance to help you stay on top of all those vendor payments.
Budget Management is a full service item that includes all the cost saving suggestions, complete construction of the budget with reminders and monthly updates.. Wedding planners work closely with you to coordinate vendor payments and help you plan for anything unexpected. This planning service includes help to accurately suggest budget amounts for each category with realistic expectations. We've al looked at a beautiful photo in a magazine or online blog and said "I want that!", but the reality is "that" might be 10x your budget. How are you to know? It's a wedding planners job to effectively help translate what your wedding vision is to the reality of your budget, all without compromising elegance or style.
Here are some main items you will need to plan into your wedding budget.
It is very important when budgeting for a wedding is to be realistic about what you want to spend. If you have the ability to add to your budget to accommodate for any addition or luxurious items, fantastic! If you are like most and setting a wedding budget seems intimidating, don't fret. Wedding budgets are all about balance. If flowers are the most important item on your budget but attire is not, spend more on your flowers and cut back on the attire items. If the most important aspect of your wedding budget is the venue/location, spend on that. but know you may have to cut your guest list to stay on track. It's all a little give, a little take. If you need a wedding planner reach out to Gold Anchor Weddings and Design! We are here to help make it all a little less stressful and a bit more tangible.