Where do you draw the line!?
Getting married these days can be stressful and money usually plays a gigantic role in the planning process. For many brides, they can’t afford lavish venues with 3 course meals, a photobooth, limo, a string quartet, AND an ice sculpture. So here’s my advice for all you budget savvy brides….. PRIORITIZE!
When I was getting married in July, I tossed and turned, flipped through endless bridal magazines, made several pin boards until I finally realized that I had to prioritize what was important for me on my big day. The number one thing on my list was that I was making the second biggest commitment of life (the first, my commitment to Christ). The second thing that I desperately wanted for my big day was great photography. I knew that I loved photography and look at pictures almost on a daily basis, so I wanted to splurge a little on a great photographer. That’s why I hired Erik O’Brien from Eco-Studios to take my wedding pictures.
The next important thing was my dress. I knew that I needed a WOW dress to look good in my great photos. Then, as I went down my list, I started to create a budget that was specific to my needs. I knew exactly what I wanted to allocate to each item… all the way down to the flower pedals that the flower girl threw.