Budgeting: Phase I

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How can I budget my wedding?

Budgeting: Phase I

1) Find out who will be paying for your wedding and how much they can afford. You should establish your "bottom-line" first.

2) The next step is to fill in a sample budget with "guess-timates." For example, if your bottom line is $10,000, you would allow $1,500 for photography, $600 for a dress, $500 for flowers, $300 for a cake, $300 for stationary, $5000 for reception etc.

3) Now get actual estimates. Get at least three for each item and put them on a budget spreadsheet like in Excel.



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