I’m in sooooo in love with my engagement ring!!!🙂😝🥰 I cannot stop looking at it. So my my budget is 40k and I told my wedding planner that I want to go low like 25,000 instead of 40,000 and And I explain to her why I want to go low she listens to me out but she said she plan on me to stay at 40,000 idk why? But should I go low on my budget or listen to my wedding planner and stay at the 40k because I don’t know what the venue, vendors etc price will be in 2023? I need help I’m only having 100-150 people but if things don’t turn out right my plan B is 75-80 people officially
Please don’t be rude about it or come harsh on me because things are not working out good for me so you have to put others peoples down. If you have negative comments keep there to your self if don’t comment at all!!!!!!!🗣🗣🗣 my last post was will negatively comments and I didn’t ask for that kind of in put!!!!!!
You told her you had 40k to spend so she obviously wants you to spend all of it so she’ll have a higher commission. Tell her your budget is firmly 25 if that’s all you want to spend. If she won’t respect that then find a new planner.
Personally, my wedding will only be 17k for 130 people. I think 40k is way to much to spend on a wedding (obviously depending on location and financial status things might be different). I would feel very uncomfortable spending more then 20-25k on my wedding. 20k is the high end average where I’m from though so again, it depends on location.
Depending on where you live 25K for 100-150 people may not be realistic. This also depends on how extravagant or simple you want your wedding to be. I think another way to approach this with your planner is to discuss all the elements that are important to you, you're must haves, and then she can help you determine if your budget is enough for that, or if you need to increase it or cut back on some of things you want.
Side Note: a good way to cut cost is to consider having a Sunday or weekday wedding. My FH and I chose Sunday to save on cost. That might help with staying closer to the new budget you're thinking about.
Aw I’m very sorry you had such a bad experience in your last post ! No bride to be should go through that when speaking advice. On that note for a wedding of the amount of guest it is definitely doable to do with 25,000k. My wedding is looking between 35k total max 40k for a 300 guest count with attire and extra details. Maybe she wants more liberty to fully bring your ideas to light not worrying so much about the cost. My venue was a great way to save because it included decor, linens, silverware, glasses(variety), chairs, tables, ceremony and reception, and much more. The set price was $25,250 for everything. I also got coordinators included to guide me through the process and will be with me the day of the wedding making sure everything goes in order. Look around your area and for venues that fit your style. theknot was a great option for that. Best wishes 💕✨ if my guest would’ve been between 100-150 it would’ve been in a range of 14k-20k max.
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The state that your wedding is in determines the average cost of a wedding.
Honestly if I were you, again taking average cost into account, I would tell her you want to try and stay around 25k-30k but still save money as if you were planning a 40k wedding. Then if prices change or you decide you want to splurge on certain things (our splurge item is our photographer).
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I understand but once you start booking your prices can’t change and you can book in advance as well. That’s how it was for me. I ended up booking for next year but was initially looking into 2023/2024. For the venue it was still the same. Don’t get discouraged and do what you and your fiancé feel is best. DIY a ton of stuff thanks to quarantine there are so many YouTube videos to help you get more involved and one with your wedding 🤗
I think she's probably just anticipating that venues and vendors may increase their prices because they often do that every one to two years, especially venues. But if you're able to book them now at a lower price that helps you stay in your budget, why wait? Book it now before prices go up. Ultimately you set the budget, and your planner is supposed to help you understand your options and work with you within that budget.