Nell and Oliver had huge issues deciding on and managing a budget. Budgeting for a wedding is the most stressful aspect to planning a wedding! No matter what size wedding you want to throw, money will be involved. Money is emotional! Like Nell and Ollie, most couples have never managed a joint budget before. It’s hard! And it’s no fun to talk about! We get it!
We helped them walk through a step by step of the money they had available personally and money they were being gifted by parents. We made them see that being open about the money and costs from the start was the cornerstone to happy wedding planning. We talked about what was most important to them in terms of costs and what they could save on, or even skip when it came to “wedding details.” We helped them understand what was in the joint budget and what could be personal expenditures. We showed them that they didn’t have to spend as much money as a vendor or venue was suggesting. Communicating and asking questions and being open about money, as hard as that is, sets the whole thing off on the right foot!