Before we get started I would love to forward my budget worksheet to you for you to use on your own wedding. Make sure to email me at Nageen@glamournglitzevents.com or comment below for your chance to get what our Wedding Planning Couples receive.
The spreadsheet has listed columns to keep you on track throughout the process. today we are going to go a little more in-depth on why I have it the way I have it listed.
To follow along with this blog. Please pull up the spreadsheet.
As you can see the columns are:
Final Payment Due Date
We also have a planner fee and this is only if you have a planner
On the far left side, we have listed what we need for your wedding. This may differ for you. So when planning your wedding just add in or remove what you need into the spreadsheet. It should pre-populate for you.
Cost of Vendors
Many blogs will give you a set number of what they believe something should cost. Such as Wedding Wire. This is something that throws many couples off balance. When Wedding Wire informs of the average cost of a vendor they don't take into account the couple's guest count, vendor experience, what is the vendor providing the couple, and the number of hours. So when doing your research. The best way to get an average is to contact three equal vendors and receive a quote for what you are looking for.
*Tip: When receiving quotes from vendors make sure to always look back at your budget sheet to make sure you can afford it. If the cost is a little too high. Speak to the vendor about what you would like to pay and see if they can assist you. You may have to get rid of somethings within their package like the number of hours to receive what you are looking for. Please don't get upset or rude when you don't hear what you want to hear. Just move on and let them know that you have decided to look elsewhere.
Create a cushion in your budget. This will keep you from going over or having a shock later on in your wedding planning journey. I recommend at least 5%!
Glamour N'Glitz Events LLC Team