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Tips & Ideas For Preparing Your Wedding Budget

In the old days, it was always the responsibility of the father of the bride to pay for the wedding. Today, with families scattered and many people marrying multiple times or marrying later in life, this is rarely the case. Today, more and more couples are simply shouldering the cost of the wedding themselves.

Preparing your wedding budget is one of the most important aspects of your wedding. Weddings in the United States can cost well over $20,000 – even with the best of planning. The areas of expense of a typical wedding consist of:

  • Invitations & Postage
  • Decorations & Flowers
  • Music & Photography
  • Gown & Tux
  • Reception

It’s easy to see that, if you don’t take great care in making budget-wise choices and planning each step of this important event, you could end up spending a significant portion of your married life struggling to pay for your wedding. Instead, begin planning early to be able to pay for your wedding with ease.

To avoid going into debt, it’s a good idea to spend some time preparing your wedding budget well in advance. To start off on the right foot, be sure to set aside some time to discuss the wedding expenses with your beloved. Create a wish list together that includes the features that are important to you together and separately. Do a little research to determine the costs of the features you desire and determine how you will gather the money to pay for them.

Set up a savings plan and agree upon the amount each of you will contribute. During the time between now and your wedding day, practice frugality, and don’t be shy about telling your friends and relations what you are doing and why. If you are asked to go on a trip, go out to an expensive dinner, etc., graciously decline because you are saving for your wedding.


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One of the popular wedding trends is to incorporate bling into bridal bouquets. Whether it’s embellishments on the fabric wrapped around the stems or crystals hanging out of the actual group of flowers, this touch sparkles. Making your floral arrangement standout, this is a good option for brides who want their bouquets similar to the bridesmaids but also want theirs to be a little more spectacular.

 Giddy with joy from just marrying the man of your dreams, travel to your reception in style by selecting a gorgeous limo or classic car. Not only will you look great, it will give you and your new husband a few moments alone before facing all of your guests who are ready to party. Even though you are excited to celebrate with friends and family, a few quiet minuets with your groom are priceless.

  Your wedding bands are much more than just pieces of jewelry you wear every now and then to go with an outfit. These pieces of gold or silver represent your commitment to each other that you will be one unit for the rest of your lives. Considering what a deep meaning that carries, be choosy when selecting wedding rings. Some men don’t care, while other grooms want to be involved. Ask your husband-to-be his preference.

 When it comes to decorating, the simplest ideas can make all the difference between having an ordinary wedding and a spectacular one. Most brides want their big day to be one that people talk about for years to come. However, they think that they have to settle for less because of budget constraints. This doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. Something as easy as tying bows around the backs of chairs will provide that “wow” factor you’ve always dreamed about.

 Even though we live in a very modern society, where male celebrities sport clothing that appear very feminine, your groom might not be as inclined to do so. If your colors incorporate pink, it’s a good idea to ask your husband-to-be’s opinion before you order a boutonniere in that color. Some men will go along with whatever makes their bride happy, while other traditional grooms will not budge when it comes to pink.