Wedding Planning & Budget

Budget No-Nos!

It is fair to say that every couple has different priorities when it comes to wedding budgets. Some have deeper pockets while others hope to keep their wedding spending to a minimum. What is important however regardless of budgets, is that couples appoint vendors that offer the following without compromise :

  • Quality.
  • Professionalism.
  • A memorable experience.

Beach wedding
Photo courtesy ofArt Of Love by The Nitty Gritty

Exchange of vows
Photo by My Story Photography, courtesy ofCraft3rd Weddings By JP Productions
Themed in white
Photo by Henry Liew Photography, courtesy of Dream Couture

Wedding ritual
Photo by Emotion In Pictures By Andy Lim, courtesy of Elysium Weddings

Main table
Photo by JustMarryWedding, courtesy of Eventistry

If one researches thoroughly – magazines, the Internet are good starting points; so are recommendations from friends – it is not impossible to locate creative and reliable service providers who offer more affordable options. In many instances, they are able to do so because :

  • They have less overheads by virtue of being an owner-operator.
  • They provide packages which are no-frills whilst providing couples the opportunity of adding-on to the packages if required.

Monogram and décor
Photo by TRBAN Photography, courtesy of Hera & C Moments

Outdoor ceremony
Photo by Sosi Studio, courtesy of Jovita Lo Weddings

An Oriental theme
Photo by Alextan Artworks, courtesy of Joyew Management
Elegant reception
Photo by CK & Winnie Photography, courtesy of Love & Love Weddings And Events
Contemporary altar
Photo courtesy ofLYS Wedding & Event Styling

Avoid the following at all costs :

  • Getting into debt because of your wedding.
  • Comparing your wedding budget to those of your friends. Do what feels right for you and your partner.
  • Thinking ‘it’s just a little bit more’. Remember, it all adds up!
  • Wanting to throw a big party just for ‘face’.
  • Procrastinating during sample sales, promotion periods and the like. If you like the dress or feel the photography package is value-for-money, buy it and sign on the dotted line.
  • Wanting the best of everything. Sometimes, compromise and trade-offs are needed.

Celebration at home
Photo by Jasmine A. Photography, courtesy of My Wedding Planner
Alfresco reception
Photo courtesy of Promesse Wedding Designer

Triumphant newlyweds
Photo by Light Feather Studios courtesy of Significant Weddings & Events Consultant

A floral theme
Photo by Jas Studio, courtesy of Sincerite Wedding & Events

A happy crowd
Photo by Pixel Amore Studios, courtesy of Sugar & Spice Events

Joyful emotions
Photo by Tee Too Photography, courtesy of Touching Hearts Wedding Concepts

Intimate celebration
Photo by Arch & Vow Studio, courtesy of Wishhper

Tip : Keep a budget spreadsheet up-to-date. Have these planners help you draw one up. Check them out here.

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