Setting Priorities for a Successful Wedding
For most couples, planning a wedding and figuring out how much to spend is a brand new and often eye opening experience. The number of options, and plethora of people who want to share their ideas, can be endless. As a wedding florist, I see couples struggle with their wants vs their needs, and the decisions about flowers usually come after bigger logistical pieces, such as the venue, caterer, or setting the date.
For today, for right now, I want you to think about one simple idea: The success of your wedding depends on setting your priorities and allocating your funds smartly, so you can have a beautiful celebration that balances your vision with your financial reality.
So how do we get started?
It helps to know your budget before you shop.
How does the floral spend relate to the venue and the size of the guest list?
So it’s time to think about needs and wants.
PS. A helpful statistic: In studying data on 2019 weddings, WeddingWire suggests as a guideline, that your venue/catering/food&beverge/alcohol should be around 40% of your overall budget. So if you had an average spend Illinois wedding last year, the venue/f&b piece would be 40% of $39,700 which is $15,880.
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