It’s no secret that planning a wedding can be stressful. There are so many things to think about and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Let’s talk about one of the most important things you can do for your big day: have a clear budget.


Making Your Wedding Budget

There’s no set rule for how much a wedding should cost. However, setting a clear budget is a great way to make sure that your decisions align with your finances. 

Here Are Some Things to Consider…

Making a wedding budget is important but it can be hard to know where to start and what you should include. Keep reading to learn more about some things you should keep in mind when constructing your wedding budget.

Guest Numbers

How many guests you’re going to have is one of the most important questions to answer when you’re thinking about your budget. 


Are you going to have a reception? If so, are all of your guests invited? Thinking about your wedding statistics is a great way to plan for expenses.


When you’re dividing up how your budget will be spent, consider starting with the non-negotiables. If you know that you want a $6,000 wedding dress, make sure that’s factored in before other things that aren’t as high on the priority list. Starting with the most important things is a great way to make sure that you’re happy with your final budget.


Is the happy couple going to pay for the wedding? Are parents going to be financially involved? Before you budget your money, you’ll need to know how much cash you’re working with. Having open and conversations with those financially contributing is essential!

Time of the Year

The time of the year could end up impacting your budget. If you’re getting married at the height of wedding season, some vendors or venues may end up costing you more. This may not always be the case, but it’s definitely something to consider.


When you’re planning out your budget, keep deposits in mind. If you’re going to be paying deposits for your big purchases in a short span of time, then you’ll need to make sure that you have the needed cash.


One of the most important parts of planning a wedding budget is taking into account extra costs. Most people think about paying for attire and a wedding cake, but there are so many other things to consider. 


Are you sending out stationary? If so, you’ll need to spend on postage stamps! Is your bridal party getting ready at a location other than your venue? Consider if you’ll be paying for their transportation.

Choosing Spring Lake Events

At Spring Lake Events, we understand that budgeting for your big day can be stressful. That’s why our prices stay the same year after year. We have years of experience and know what it takes to provide our couples with an incredible experience at a reasonable cost.


We’re committed to making our venue both affordable and unforgettable. Are you interested in learning more about our pricing? Reach out today!