Wedding preps may sound thrilling and exciting for most of the brides. Imagine planning a wedding destination, wearing your dream gown,etc. Hence, isa lang ang sisira sa mga pangarap mo, “Your wedding budget”. Pero let’s not be pessimistic. Pwede ka pa rin naman ikasal kahit hindi Veluz gown ang suot mo or kahit hindi si Jason M ang videographer mo. Preparing for your wedding is of course important but preparing for your marriage is importanter — charot sa importanter hahahahhaha.
Before planning for anything else, talk with your fiance regarding wedding budget and expenses. This would be the couples first journey. And yes hindi maiiwasan minsan na magtalo over finances. But it’s a good sign. Bakit kamo? Kasi ngayon pa lang malalaman mo na kung dapat nyo pa ba ituloy ang kasal o hinde. Charot lang ulit.
Jeimy and I aren’t born with silver spoons on the table. So we’ve saved up for the big day for 3 years. Tatlong taong inipon, isang araw itatapon. Ang nega ko masyado hahaha. Of course, we wanted our day to be special. Simple yet remarkable. We’ve discussed what our priorities are: Venue, Food and Videographer. Yes tatlo lang dapat ang top list. Meaning dito kayo talaga mag iinvest ng budget and the rest like gown, flowers, etc. should cut low on your budget. After knowing your top 3 list, you should be able to determine your total budget and divide the amount in categories.
I’ve attached the excel file we’ve used during our wedding preparation. This should be helpful as you’ll be able to track how much money do you have left to spend for some fancy items. You may download it here. I also included my spreadsheet for the guest lists and suppliers, I hope it may help you on your wedding preps. Happy planning!
And oh, H2b and I agreed that we should only spend at least a minimum and maximum of (Amount in Peso) wedding budget for our 120 guests max. No more, no less. But God indeed is a Great Provider, we’ve received a lot of blessings that we’re able to put extra budget on other stuff at may sobra pa for us to save in the future. To all those who have helped us out prepare for our big day, you know who you are. We are forever grateful. <3