Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Repurposing Your Wedding Day Budget

During any consultation I have, I ask the same two questions: What are your 'must haves' and what are your wedding day fears. Both are meant to a) make you as the bride and groom think and b) let me know what matters most. 'Must haves' can include anything: we 'must have' my grandmothers rosary beads wrapped around my bouquet or 'we must' have a certain vineyards' wine served or we 'must have' pulled pork sliders. Your 'must haves' are items, ideas, concepts that if they weren't apart of the wedding day, would be a future regret. They are the sentimental aspects important to you as a couple or a family.

Your 'must haves' also give your wedding planner insight into where to potentially repurpose your wedding day budget. If a 'must have' is going to stretch your budget disproportionately in one direction, think about where you can put less money in elsewhere. Perhaps you know your guests really aren't into favors, but they would love a late night snack. Forgo the favors in favour of sliders and mini milkshakes at midnight.

Repurpose your budget to make your budget work for you. The greatest thing about weddings these days is that anything goes. The newest tradition is that "traditions" are out the window and its up to the couple to make their own traditions. With that in mind, your budget doesn't need to be cookie cutter - just because so and so did x,y and z doesn't mean that you have to. Make your money work for what you want, not the other way around.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Some really good things to remember! Thanks for posting!