Tricks to a Wedding Budget



Every wedding begins with a wedding budget. The tricky part of wedding planning is not always creating the wedding budget, but knowing how to use it. It is all about making your dollars work to create the dream. Regardless of the size of your budget, these tips should help make it all possible.

Begin with a Wedding Budget

Your wedding planning adventure will begin with a budget. Knowing how much you have to spend is essential to spending. The wedding venue, guest count, catering and every aspect of your magical day will all come down to the wedding budget. Whether we like it or not, the wedding budget will make many decisions about the wedding day, but it doesn’t always need to create sacrifice. The trick to having an extravagant wedding on a smaller budget is all about how you make your dollars work.



Make Your Wedding Budget Work

Let’s put tradition aside for a moment and look at the facts. Many couples are paying for their own weddings. Even when family chips in to share the cost, weddings can become expensive. The average cost of a wedding in the United States is just over $30,000. Many of us do not have pockets that deep. A smaller budget should not mean less, and with a couple tricks it doesn’t.

Wedding Budget Tricks


Calculate the essentials and everything you absolutely must have. There is a little order of operations involved in the equation. Find your dream wedding dress and write down how much it will take to have it. Count your guests and tally up the cuisine you know you want to serve. Envision the cake, bouquet and photography. Think about your entertainment and the type of wedding experience you want to create. By now you have a number you can play with. This is just the beginning, but before you calculate the actual wedding, let’s consider a trick with the wedding budget that can save you from making a common mistake.


Work the Wedding Budget

Make your wedding budget work with an all-inclusive wedding venue. The everything included concept will not only save you thousands on planning your wedding, but it will give you an upfront cost for almost the entire event you are planning. If a wedding venue gives you different upgrade options, it will help you customize your wedding to match your wedding budget.

All-inclusive wedding venues include an in-house design team to decorate the entire ceremony space and reception ballroom, a bartender, banquet staff, tables, chairs, fine china, napkins, linens, sashes, runners, overlays, chargers, votive candles, centerpieces, uplighting and all of the decor. The ability to bundle all of the services, design and decor in an all-inclusive package delivers an affordable wedding venue. All-inclusive wedding venues have relationships with vendors, which can also give you access to professional services at reduced rates.


Crystal Ballroom Clearwater is an all-inclusive wedding venue with an in-house design team and relationships with local vendors to make planning the fairy tale on a wedding budget an absolute dream. Contact Crystal Ballroom Clearwater to schedule your VIP tour and begin planning the wedding of your dreams.