WEDDING PLANNING MOTIVATION #3
I know that wedding planning can be a daunting task and sometimes you just want to quit. So, to help keep your spirits up and focused on your why, I'm deviating from the usual tips and tricks for wedding planning and, instead, giving you some food for thought to help keep you motivated.
Listen, budgeting, researching how much things cost, and deciding on what to spend are unfortunately all things that must be done when planning a wedding. And while most of you don’t find it fun, you know, or will soon find out, that it’s a necessity.
let’s dissect this quote for a second
Everyone knows how important it is to have a good foundation. Without a solid foundation, anything that’s built on top of it will surely come tumbling down. This applies to pretty much everything, right? A relationship, education, your home, and the list goes on and on.
Well your wedding is on that list too. Your budget is the foundation of all of your wedding decisions. You can’t plan a wedding if you don’t know how much money you have, how much things cost, and how much you are willing to spend on those things. This is why creating a budget is the very first thing you should do before you begin to plan your wedding.
I know it can be stressful and overwhelming, but I want to give you some encouragement and tell you that YOU CAN DO THIS! You just have to do one thing at a time. Don’t look at all the steps at once. Conquer them little by little only focusing on the step you are currently on.
Think about it this way. Although your budget is not the most fun part of wedding planning, it is the most important. And it is also one of the first things you will do. So, getting the most important thing, and probably least fun thing done first allows you to enjoy all the other more exciting parts of wedding planning.
Your budget is the blueprint to your entire wedding planning journey. Once you detail it and pin point exactly where every dollar you have available to spend is going, it makes the other tasks much easier and more enjoyable. You will know exactly how much money you have to spend on each vendor, so you can narrow your decisions.
Creating your budget doesn’t have to be difficult, but it does need to be realistic. So, dedicate just one day to getting your numbers organized and researching the cost of wedding vendors in your area. This is the tough part. Get it done and over with so you can enjoy the rest of your wedding planning journey.
i have created a guide just for you for the first things to do after you get engaged. do these things one step at a time so you can hit the ground running towards the next part of your journey!
DO THESE THINGS BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE...
... then you can hit the ground running towards the next part of your journey!
I am the owner of Adesuwa Events, a New Orleans based wedding consulting business where I provide intentional guidance and direction to couples who desire to plan their own weddings. I'm a New Orleans girl who lives for a good festival with amazing food (usually CARBS) and good music. My mission is to help bring fulfillment and provide guidance to all of you couples going through your wedding planning journeys while preparing for a marriage that is more memorable than your wedding.
Recently engaged and wondering what to do first? No worries, I've got you covered. Use this guide and you will be well on your way to wedding planning bliss!
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