Talk with your families about who will pay for what: For some couples, it's only themselves, for others families will be kicking in and picking up at least some of the tab. If it's the latter, see if they will commit to a dollar amount, and add that into your budgeting costs.
Decide how much you both can contribute to the event, and then start saving each month.
Consider areas you can save too. When is your wedding? Fridays and/or Sundays tend to be less expensive than Saturday weddings. Bundle options, some vendors offer tons of additional add-ons and bundle them for added cost savings. Here's an example, maybe you are on the fence about adding a photo booth due to cost, and reallocate your budget. For example photo booths include photo strips for everyone and most have a guest book with all of the extra strips, consider taking the money for favors for all of your guests, and the money you would've spent on a guest book, and reallocate it to your photo booth or entertainment, and now you can save additional money.
It's not about having a limited budget and not being able to afford the entertainment you want or the photography you'd like to have, because your money is limited. It's all about reallocating the rest of the budget and spending it according to what's most important and so on.
Again, this is a guide, so prioritize this list in the order of most important to least important, as I mentioned above, and then add them into your budget, and in your planning process.
Reception: 48-50 percent
Ceremony: 2-3 percent
Attire: 8-10 percent
Flowers: 8-10 percent
Entertainment/Music: 8-10 percent
Photography/Videography: 10-12 percent
Stationery: 2-3 percent
Wedding Rings: 2-3 percent
Parking/Transportation: 2-3 percent
Gifts: 2-3 percent
Miscellaneous: 8 percent
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Posted on 12/4/2016 at 6:00:00 PM