It may not be the most glamorous part of the wedding event, but you should pay attention to your finances, and define your limits (how much you’re willing to spend) before you start living the dream of organising the most beautiful day of your life. Here are some ideas on how to achieve this painlessly!
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT
It may sound obvious, but you should decide on the type of wedding you want before you set your budget or start booking wedding venues. We don’t think you’d like booking a wedding venue and then realising that you’ve ran out of funds and can’t do anything else, right?
Around 52% of couples abroad pay for their wedding out of their own pockets, without the help of their parents. In Cyprus, however, this percentage is lower, as is customary for parents to contribute to the wedding expenses as much as they can. So ask your parents in advance if they are willing to help…
your own budget to the amount your parents are contributing. The result will be your final budget. Do not include your credit card limits to the total amount. You do not want to start your new life with debts.
Now that you have a fixed amount you should start prioritising. What do you want more? A crowded dance floor, amazing food or Rouvas singing the first song you’ll dance to as husband and wife? So allocate most of your budget on your priorities and find ways to save in other areas (a cheaper wedding dress perhaps).
KEEP IN MIND EVERY EXPENSE
Most people go beyond their budget by 30% because they do not calculate everything beforehand. Make sure you include any hidden costs: changes in the dress, spare tents or heaters just in case the weather changes, rehearsals, and much more.