Getting married in an exotic location is one of the most unique experiences in anyone’s life. While you intend to arrange a dream come true destination wedding, the biggest challenge that you need to overcome is to budget your wedding. As this would be once in a lifetime event, make sure to keep your wedding a sweet and memorable affair instead of splurging too much on the things that everyone will forget quickly. For this purpose, you need to budget your wedding the right way. If the budget is not prepared well it would cause a huge burden on your pocket with a lot of stress.
In order to set a reasonable budget, you can be flexible in your approach and find ways to cut the unnecessary items form your planning checklist. In today’s article, we have discussed the golden rules to follow before setting a budget for a destination wedding.
Setting priorities is an important aspect of setting a budget. Consider, what is important for you, a long guest list? The destination? Food and music? It can even include the style you want for your wedding. Once, you know what is your priority it would be much easier to set the budget for every aspect of your destination wedding.
A destination wedding means costs of traveling! Not only travel, there are other expenses such as accommodation, activities and meal also need to be considered. If your guests are paying for their travel and accommodation costs, you can either save your money or determine which aspects you want to spend; be it décor, menu or entertainment. On the other hand, there is always a safer option to keep your guest list short and limited to your very close family members.
Whether the wedding is intended to be a small gathering with a traditional style, or a luxurious, extravagant affair, you need to consider what elements you want to spend money on. One of the benefits of holding a destination wedding is that it gives casual, flexible and relaxed mood which focuses more on the gathering and personalized experiences than noticing other material aspects of the wedding and décor.
Holding a destination wedding does not always mean spending lavishly on every item or resource that you consider necessary. If you find your own resources such as a friend’s farmhouse (if your friend lives in the destination), a family member who is skilled in photography or your friend who is an expert in décor, consider delegating these tasks to them instead of buying services from the vendors.
Taking an informed decision is key to a successful destination wedding. Before you finalize a destination, books, magazines, and the internet is a useful resource to gather information about your potential destination. Researching on the service providers of the destination helps you select the best option based on your budget. Moreover, never underestimate the professional wedding planners and travel agents as they can turn out to be your best guide to help you decide on your destination.
If you are planning a destination wedding, we suggest you consider these rules to finance your wedding, this will help you begin planning the right way. Getting married away from home is challenging, but with the right planning, you can save yourself from the disaster. Was this guide helpful? Share with us your views in the comments below.