Wedding Budget & Timelines

If you've started planning your upcoming wedding, you already know you'll need impeccable organization skills to keep all the separate elements on track. From securing the venue and coordinating with your vendors, to making sure your wedding party knows what's expected, it's easy to get overwhelmed and forget details. Use these wedding budget tips and suggested timelines to keep everything simple.

Many brides and grooms are caught by surprise when their carefully-planned wedding budget balloons unexpectedly. While you may be certain you budgeted enough for your wedding venue, think again. Sometimes seemingly…

Renting the venue seems like a one-and-done expense, but in reality unexpected costs pop up frequently. Unless you've specified beyond a doubt in your rental contract that truly every expense is included, be prepared to…

Even before the wedding date arrives, the costs start piling up. If you're working within a budget, it helps to know exactly what expenses will arise. While it's impossible to predict every penny of your wedding costs…

Even for low-budget weddings, expenses add up. Beware unexpected wedding costs that show up towards the end of your planning process and wreak havoc with your carefully-measured budget. By paying close attention to the…

You've already budgeted the money so you can have a harpist play as you walk down the aisle, a photographer and videographer to capture your expression as you say your vows, a rented canopy to shade your guests during the…

For vacations, getting there is often half the fun. For weddings, on the other hand, getting there can feel like half the budget. Don't get caught off-balance by transportation expenses. From getting your party rentals to…

Weddings just wouldn't be the same without the special people you get to share them with. Unless you're eloping to a private island for two, one of the perks of having a wedding in the first place is getting to share your…

With officiants, caterers, bakers, photographers, and crowds of other wedding vendors, it's sometimes hard to remember to set aside room in your wedding budget for the things that are important to you. Some of the…

Weddings just wouldn't be weddings without the guests–but neither would wedding budgets be the mammoths they are! If you find your wedding finances spiraling out of control, the sneaky culprit is probably an…

They say, "Don't sweat the small stuff," and you shouldn't. You should, however, budget for it. Putting on a major event like a wedding requires a mountain of seemingly insignificant materials and supplies. Don't forget…

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