Getting The Wow Factor Out Of Your Wedding Budget

Monday, March 27

Getting The Wow Out Of Your Budget

Photo by Esther Funk Photography

Whether your wedding budget is large or small, the ultimate goal is to get the most bank for your buck. But how exactly does one do this? Many go with the spread the love approach, where you spend a little here and a little there with the hopes it will provide a lasting impression. Today I am going to challenge you to think about what leaves a last impression on you, and to incorporate that into your wedding.

Getting The Wow Factor Out Of Your Wedding Budget

Who doesn’t want that wow factor incorporated into their wedding, but what exactly is that wow factor? What makes an impression varies from person to person. For some it may be food, while others it may be decor and ambiance or possibly entertainment. If your wedding is a reflection of you, and not just another trendy wedding, there is a better chance of leaving that lasting impression.

So, where do you start?

First, let us determine what is most important to you as a couple. When you go to a wedding or event, what jumps out at you? What leaves a lasting impression on you? What are you most critical of? Let’s look at three areas to narrow it down for you.

Food Plating

Photo by Esther Funk Photography

3 Elements of Weddings

FOOD. Do you love food? Do you appreciate good plating? If yes, perhaps this is where you should bring out that wow factor. Talk with your caterer to find out ways your food can stand out from the rest. There are so many creative options out there; your caterer most likely has some creative ideas just waiting to be shared!

ENTERTAINMENT. Do you enjoy being entertained, live bands and dancing? If yes, consider allocating more of your budget to this area. Hire a live band and DJ for your wedding; giving you and your guests an evening to be remembered.

AMBIANCE AND DECOR. When you go to an event, do you notice the candles, lighting, flowers and furniture? If details pop out at you, consider creating an atmosphere you and your guests will love.

Wedding Budget

Budget First

Now that you have determined what is most important to you as a couple, it’s time to think about your budget. By now you may have spent countless hours on Pinterest dreaming about your wedding day. Unfortunately, it’s all too common where a couple’s budget and vision don’t match up.  (Thank you Pinterest!)  You will need to have a good understanding of your budget, and what things cost before you begin dreaming about the details.

Overwhelmed or Need Help?

This week I will be sharing wedding related expenses and tips on allocating your budget.  If you need a little help with your wedding budget, perhaps the hourly consultation is exactly what you need to get off to a good start!  Perhaps you are in need of some creative ideas to personalize your wedding, or some help planning. Whatever the need, SWE is here to help! SWE offers many different services and packages that are customized based on couples’ needs. You don’t need to go at this alone; Let’s Chat!

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