Well it's here. It's time to start planning your wedding. We get it... It can be overwhelming. Alicia and I planed our Sydney wedding from Townsville. Well okay she planned most of it and I just said "yep sounds good!" Although true to form the one thing I did pick was the photographer and the videographer.
But there is lots to go into the planning and sometimes it's hard to know where to start, you may have one of those gorgeous wedding planning books, you may have notes in your your phone or it could just be a muddled up mess inside your head but hey we all have to start somewhere. This blog might help you along the journey that is going to be your love story.
Set Your Wedding Budget—and Stick to It
We know weddings are expensive and the age old saying that makes most of us roll our eyes is
" Don't tell them it's a wedding they will charge you double"
There is also a saying I was taught from a young age and why it isn't always the case it does have its place.
"Cheap isn't always good and good isn't always cheap"
The Budget. This should be one of the first things you set for your wedding. Your wedding budget will be the main reason for the majority of your wedding-related decisions. If you have family members that may be helping out financially with the wedding, have a chat with them about what they’re comfortable spending. If you and your partner are paying the bill yourselves, give your self plenty of time before the date is set in stone, have a look at your finances and be prepared for a reality check when it comes to actually budgeting for your wedding day as many couples don’t realise the full scope of costs involved. Once you’ve got that magic number, stick to it!
You can use anything, checklists, spreadsheets, Word, Excel, Google Docs—anything, really—as long as you can gather all your thoughts, budgets, numbers, etc. in one place. There are also some great apps out there that can keep you organised. There is also some beautiful diary's that you can write your thoughts down in and can also be a memorable keepsake for your children one day.