1. Set your budget
It’s most important to make sure you know right from the beginning how much money you have to play with. “Then allocate this budget to all the suppliers you will need for your wedding – this makes the sourcing of those suppliers much easier, as you know how much you can spend on each element of the day, and you are less likely to go over that budget.” It goes without saying – as you’re spending, make sure you’re keeping track of everything on a spreadsheet.
2. Allocate your budget and stick to it
If you are having your wedding in a marquee think about all the things you will need in addition to the main structure – loos, generators, a tent for the kitchen and if you are in a dry-hire venue you will also need to think about lighting, equipment for the band, and a dancefloor,” she adds. It’s best not to get too carried away with the pretty accents and flowers until you have sorted out the main elements so that you aren’t hit with any unexpected costs.