Money makes the world go around and its always the bone of contention when planning any part of a wedding…
Clients often ask what is the first order of business when it comes to planning a wedding? My response is always the same, "what's your budget"? How much do you want to spend? Who is paying for what? Or for that matter who is paying for who? Answer these questions and you can move forward with the planning process.
But what if you simply can't bear the burden of paying for everything? Let's face it with everyone is tightening their belts and sitting on their wallets. My advice is to sit down with everyone involved in the wedding planning process and lay it all out on the table. Who is paying for what and what are they willing to spend. If all parties involved are up front and lay their expectations out from the beginning then it will avoid, hurt feelings, resentment, and even jealousy down the road. And by everyone I mean the bride, groom, parents of the bride and parents of groom. Unconventional yes…honest, absolutely!
This is just skimming the surface of what is often a larger issue; however, if the lines of communication stay open then it will make the planning process much less stressful.
Until next time –