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Wedding Planning

December 4, 2017

The “Right” Way to Set Your Budget- Wedding Planning Tips

rose gold engagement and wedding ring on pink backgrond

Budgets. No one ever wants to talk about it.

But knowing how much money you have and how much you’ll be dedicating to different parts of your wedding day can help you so much with planning it all!

While everyone’s budgets will look a little different, here’s an average breakdown of what you can expect to allot, according to The Knot:

  • Reception: 40-50%
  • Ceremony: 2-3%
  • Attire: 8-10%
  • Flowers: 8-10%
  • Entertainment/ Music: 8-10%
  • Photography/ Videography 10-12%
  • Stationery: 2-3%
  • Wedding rings: 2-3%
  • Transportation: 2-3%
  • Gifts: 2-3%
  • Wiggle room: 8%

Remember if there are vendors or categories that are really important to you, you may want to put more in the budget for that and take away from somewhere else.

And don’t forget to account for a honeymoon if you’ll be taking one!

Do you have any questions about planning your wedding? Comment below or email hello@alaynaparker.com!

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