There are all kinds of costs associated with planning a wedding. Knowing what you need, but feeling overwhelmed and not knowing where to start can be maddening. As a one time bride and also as a small business owner, Belinda Philleo of Shots Before Shoots understands the stress of budget planning. She gave us some of her best pointers on planning a successful wedding budget, starting with having a clear plan before you start spending. Here are her top five tips to help you get started:1. Estimate. The first thing required for successful wedding day budget planning is figuring out how much you can realistically afford. Look at your finances, your savings, etc. If you spend $30,000 on your wedding, how much can you realistically spend each month to pay it off? Are you able to pay it in cash, or would it require you to go into debt? How long will it take to pay it off? Are you willing to commit to paying it back once the wedding is over?no comments
On your fiftieth wedding anniversary, when you are reminiscing together about your amazing wedding, the special moments captured by your photographer are what you will have to look back at. The food you ate or the fact that the band did not play your favorite song that evening will be forgotten. Your wedding photos will be there to help remind you of the emotions that you felt, the amazing details of your wedding gown, and the way your husband got teary-eyed when he saw you in your gown for the first time as you were walking down the aisle. Those are the special moments you want to remember… those moments that can only be captured by photographs.