01 - setting your event foundation
Planning a wedding is like building a house; we start with the foundation and build our way up. Having a solid groundwork ensures that we hone in on our priorities early on, plus it provides us an anchoring point to help guide the millions and zillions of decisions we need to navigate through. This is the most important step in wedding planning. We are literally breaking ground and cementing your vision into real, tangible wedding plans, so be sure to take your time and really invest in this step.
intro + 2021 calendar
TWO TRUTHS AND ONE LIE - WEDDING EDITION
Two truths and a lie. Not just a fun game to break the ice at parties, but three critical principles that we want to touch on before diving into wedding planning.
WHAT DO WEDDINGS ACTUALLY COST?
How do you set a wedding budget when you are not really sure what weddings cost? Start by reading through this list of the most common wedding expenses and their respective costs; hopefully that will help to give you an idea. Please note that these figures are meant to give you an average and will vary from vendor to vendor.
IN OUR HUMBLE OPINION
THINGS THAT END UP IN THE BIN
We know that it can be tough deciding on what to include in your wedding budget. Please please please think about your spending on these things though because at some point or another they end up in the bin.
let's get real
HOW TO ASK FOR MONEY THE CLASSY WAY
Is there even such a thing?! Asking loved ones for money to help finance your wedding is always going to be a bit awkward. We put together 3 big pointers to help you through it + a sample email / phone script you can fall back on should things get uncomfortable and you lose your words.
tools + templates
WEDDING BUDGET TEMPLATE
We just love a good spreadsheet - all your info organized in one place. To help you stay organized we built a cost calculator that will came in handy when you are sorting your wedding budget (AKA what can you afford) as well as a Master Tracker that will ensure you stay on top of your finances. FYI spreadsheets read best on desktop or laptop.