If you’re newly engaged and planning a wedding, you know that when it comes to weddings, everything needs to be budgeted. Flowers, a band, a wedding gown, reception venue – it all adds up super quickly. Setting a wedding budget can help you start to visualize and plan exactly where your money will go, no matter how big or small your special day will be. However, if you’ve started working on planning your dream wedding and you aren’t sure how to start your budget, our team at Limousine Service is here to help! We’ve put together three simple steps to help you get started!

How to Create a Wedding Budget

1. Decide on the Basics

There is a lot to consider when it comes to deciding what type of wedding you want. Will it be big or small? Do you want to get married in a church, or a different type of venue? Will it be formal or casual? Discuss all options with your future spouse and your friends and family to decide the general feel of your wedding. Whether you and your partner are on the same page or there are compromises to be made, making those first basic decisions is the first step toward creating your wedding budget.

2. Decide Who Pays for What

Now that you know what type of wedding you want, you need to know who is paying for it. Will your parents or future in-laws be contributing, or is it all up to you and your future spouse? Maybe you have a plan to pay for the wedding but not the reception or rehearsal dinner. Traditionally, the bride’s family paid for the wedding and the groom’s family paid for the rehearsal dinner. However, weddings nowadays are rarely traditional and that gives you the freedom to accept help in whatever form it comes.

3. List Your Expenses

Finally, it’s time for the fun part! Make a list of all your projected expenses and start to assign dollar amounts to each, to create your full budget. Here’s a quick list, but we know that your wedding will have many more:

  • Invitations
  • Bridal Gown
  • Flowers
  • Venue
  • Food and Beverages
  • Photographer
  • Limousine Rental
  • Wedding Cake

To book a limousine rental for your special day, contact Limousine Service today at (503) 233-5466. We offer wedding day transportation for the bride and groom, and we have party bus rentals for the bridal party and wedding guests. We serve the greater Portland and Salem, OR, areas.