Budget Tips
Monday, September 14, 2015
Most girls have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were little girls! We dream about how amazing it is going to feel to walk down the isle at the wedding of our DREAMS!! However, unfortunately, what we do not think about is how to make our dream wedding happen…on a BUDGET.
As a little girl I never thought life would be so rough (money wise). Now as an adult I see that the wedding of my dreams can definitely happen, as long as I budget myself correctly. As an event planner, I am writing this blog to help you lovely brides get yourself on track!
When planning your wedding there are a couple things that are the main priority.

When planning your wedding there are a couple things that are the main priority.

NUMBER ONE: write out a budget that works for you and your Fiance. You cannot start your life together in debt. Both of you know very well where you stand on income, make sure the budget you set is realistic and works for the both of you. You also want to converse with your family and sort who is going to contribute and who is not. This way there will be no surprises when it comes down to payment.

I have learned that the best way to keep a budget flowing is to be ORGANIZED.  When planning your wedding you must have organization!! I cannot stress it enough. Carry around a notebook with you when you are going on your wedding planning adventures and write down EVERYTHING!  I’m not sure if you have seen the show F.R.I.E.N.D.S but Monica Gellar is definitely the definition of organization. If your are organized then everything else will just fall into place.

NUMBER TWO: Hire an Event Planner 

Event planners will assist you in making sure that your day is very special without the headache. A bride on her wedding day should wake up and be pampered….not have to call the photographer, the florist, make sure everything is ready to go, it is the absolute WORST! By the time you are walking down the isle you have popped like 10 advils and your head is still throbbing. When booking a venue, you need to ask A LOT of questions. Hiring an event coordinator will assist you in doing so. They know exactly how the business works. You want to make sure that you are fully aware of everything that you are purchasing for your wedding day in order to stay in budget. Do not sell yourself short, just be open to suggestions.

NUMBER THREE: DON’T GO THE EXTRA MILE (if you can’t afford it)

I cannot stress this enough, I have seen too many brides plan the wedding of their dreams and add all of this extra unnecessary garbage. The day you get married is about the Bride & Groom, NO ONE ELSE. You need to make sure that you both are happy with the outcome. If you can’t afford an over the top reception with ice-sculptures and dancers and diamond centerpieces then do not push for it. At the end of the night, all you will really care about is sharing the experience with your spouse. Do we all want this amazing breath taking wedding day? Of course. But can we all afford it ? No. Select what fits into the budget yet still presents everything you ever wanted.


The key in life is to always communicate. When budgeting your wedding you need to speak with everyone involved in assisting you make your dreams come true. Most people just expect everyone to be on board with their millions of ideas, but in reality…most people are not. Make sure to speak with everyone and let them know the role they are playing in the planning of the wedding, so there are no surprises later on when it comes down to payment, When you receive an update, make sure to get that group text ready so everyone is well aware.


Choosing a venue is one of the hardest decisions in wedding planning. In order to stay within your budget it is in your best interest to choose a venue that HAS IT ALL. What do I mean by this ? Choose a venue that offers you every detail within the package. Yes the package might look complete, but make sure to ask questions to ensure all details are correct. Create a checklist of items that are the most important to you when choosing a venue, it is the best way to stay on track. It is a lot easier to choose a venue that is all inclusive. It is a saving mechanism and also a stress saver. A bride does not want to wake up on her wedding day and have to call every single vendor to ensure they are ready to go. Aqua Reception Hall offers you an ALL-INCLUSIVE wedding day. Everything you will ever need for your wedding can be done at our location by our event coordinators. NO STRESS.


Perfect seating arrangements for the Bride & Groom

Top of the line Designer Fondant Cake by E& M Sweets

Designed to your taste!

Monograms are available too!

Outdoor Ceremony? We got it.

Amazing floral arrangements & Crystal Gazebo

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