Your very first step should be determining your budget. This will help you make important decisions, trust me! I created an Excel spreadsheet for you to use with formulas to help you stay on track. Start here to make your wedding planning a little less stressful.
If you have Excel (or similar), you can use the spreadsheet file with formulas included to help automatically track your expenses and budget.
Food will run you between $12 - 30 per person depending on your menu.
Your DJ will be your master of ceremonies! They will run between $600-1000. A good band will run between $3000-7000
This will run you between $1200-3000. Check out our Vendor page for budget friendly options!
For an all inclusive option, that will run you near $3000-4000. If you are willing to DIY it, check out samsclub.com for bouquets and centerpieces
This depends on your design. As a tip, check out your local Sam's Club for your cakes. They make a beautiful 3 tier cake for under $100!
Photo booths will run between $600-900. They are tons of fun...but save that money by setting up your own selfie station!
Download our Planning Tool to help you not miss a single detail and stay on track.
If I were to plan a wedding today, I would choose the following wedding vendors for my event:
Caterer: Clancy's Cafe
Photographer: JWallace Photo Creative
Florist: Made Ya Look
Wedding Designer/Planner: Dawn Edwards with Made Ya Look
Wedding/Grooms Cake: Sam's Club (Yep, they make beautiful wedding cakes!)
And of course: Kincaid Manor, your affordable wedding venue
Each of the above is a pro in their respective field and reasonably priced. (I'm pretty frugal, so these vendors are on the budget friendly side.)