Hey all my budget bandits, coupon queens, and super savers! I know wedding planning can be frustrating and get expensive at times, but I do not want you to get discouraged. A wedding on a budget IS possible and I will do my best to show you how.  If you are like me and  still want that wedding you dreamt about when you were a little girl or boy 😉 but are not sure how to achieve it within your tight budget, then this blog is for you. As a girl on a budget I understand the need to save money and the overwhelming feeling of not knowing where to begin. This blog will help you make that first step towards budgeting your wedding and getting the most bang for your buck!

As a planner when I first meet with a bride I like to give them a budget worksheet. This will help you stay on track throughout the planning process. Once the budget has been set allocate a set amount for each category of the wedding: venue, flowers, invites etc… As you go throughout your wedding process make sure you are referring to the worksheet and are staying within the budget. I know little things can pop up during the process so make sure you allocate a little bit of money for the extra little things that sometimes go unnoticed or are forgotten. TIP #1For my first blog tip I thought I would start with the first thing you need to lock down when you start planning and that is your Venue and the date of the wedding. You probably won’t be surprised when I say that Saturday is the most common day to get married. It’s convenient, it’s traditional, and it is what most people are used to. Since it is the most common day it is also the most expensive day to get married. Many venues offer significantly lower rates if you book your wedding on a Sunday or even a Friday. Weddings do not have to fall on a Saturday like everyone may think. This is you and your fiancés day, pick what works best for you!{Laura}Sacramento Wedding Planner