Budget Wedding Planners Yakima WA

Local resource for budget wedding planners in Yakima. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to wedding checklist making, wedding budget calculation, wedding guest list management, wedding website creation, and wedding budget strategies, as well as advice and content on budget honeymoon ideas.

A Busy Kid
(509) 952-7675
2206A West Viola
Yakima, WA
Couture Events
(509) 901-0693
307 Lacey Ave
Selah, WA
Dance Machine
(509) 457-4447
616 S 6th Ave
Yakima, WA
A Sound Connection
(888) 697-6659
P.O. Box 1932
Yakima, WA
Yakima Bindery
(509) 453-7115
310 E Chestnut Ave
Yakima, WA
Soiree Event Planning
(509) 594-8723
702 South 58th Avenue
Yakima, WA
Aadvark String Quartet
(509) 469-9115
1210 W Mead Ave
Yakima, WA
Christel Clear Photographs
(509) 577-8550
3810 W Nob Hill Blvd
Yakima, WA
Lasting Impressions Bridal
(509) 452-4422
302 E Yakima Ave
Yakima, WA

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Birchfield Manor Gourmet Restaurant & Inn
(509) 452-1960
2018 Birchfield Rd
Yakima, WA
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7 Steps for Setting (and following!) a Wedding Budget

7 Steps for Setting (and following!) a Wedding Budget
Setting a wedding essentials budget is a smart way to stay on track with spending during your wedding planning . Here we offer a practical step-by-step guide to help keep things sailing smoothly toward your big day.

Step 1: Take a Realistic Look at Your Finances

If you and your fiance are handling to the bulk of the wedding costs, figure up how you can each comfortably contribute to the budget without going into the red (starting a marriage in debt is not a wise decision!). Money is a touchy subject, and being honest and upfront about how much you have to spend on your wedding will not only squash confusion, it will also lay the foundation for how to resolve money issues once you’re married.

Step 2: Be selective with the guest list

An important step in setting your wedding essentials budget is to determine how many people you will want to invite to your ceremony and reception. The guest list dictates the amount of space you’ll need to accommodate your well-wishers, the quantity of food caterers must prepare for the reception meal, and other key budgetary considerations. Besides, it’s a no-brainer that the less people you invite, the less you’ll need to spend!

Step 3: Verify if others plan to contribute to your wedding expenses

Families of the bride and groom will often offer to pay for some—if not all—of the wedding essentials expenses. If you’re uncomfortable asking your parents for cash, how about asking them to purchase certain items like the wedding cake, or let them pick up the tab for the rehearsal dinner. Whether your family pays a portion of your wedding costs or foots the entire bill, having others contribute to your wedding budget will certainly relieve the stress of limited cash flow.

Step 4: Open a separate "wedding" account to track spending

Once you’ve pulled your wedding funds together, you’ll want to place them into a bank account solely devoted to paying wedding expenses. This way you won’t mix everyday money with your specially allocated funds.

Step 5: Determine where you want to spend the most/least

Some wedding essentials -centered items and services automatically come with a hefty price tag. Point blank. Period. But knowing where to shell out the big bucks and where to cut costs can make all the difference in your planning. Create a list of wedding services that you don’t mind spending more money on, and those that you’ll be fine with scaling back from. For example, you might want to hire a pricey, but renowned wedding photographer to snap every moment of your wedding day, but opt for a beer and wine only reception instead of an open bar. No matter where you choose to save or spend, it should be something you can both agree on.

Step 6: Pick a financially-feasible wedding essentials date

Certain times of year are more expensive for having a wedding. Holidays generate the most money in the wedding industry (Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years). Vendors are also in higher dem...

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Wedding Planning Budget: Who Pays for What?

Wedding Planning Budget: Who Pays for What?
It’s no secret that weddings aren’t cheap, with the average event costing somewhere close to $20,000. With figures in the tens of thousands, even the most modern of couples could use a hand from mom and dad when it comes to the budget for wedding essentials . If your folks are planning to lend a hand with wedding costs, we offer a traditional look at who pays for what at the wedding.

Who Pays: The Bride

  • The groom’s gift
  • The groom’s ring
  • Gifts for the bridal party
  • Wedding beauty (hair, nails, spa treatments, etc.)

Who Pays: The Groom

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  • The bride’s gift
  • The bride’s wedding ring (and engagement ring)
  • Gifts for the groomsmen
  • The marriage license
  • His tuxedo and accessories

Who Pays: The Happy Couple Together

  • The marriage license
  • Flowers for both mothers
  • The honeymoon (unless the groom’s family pays)
  • The wedding officiant fee
  • Photography and video
  • Blood tests (if required)
  • Transportation for the bridal party to the ceremony and reception

Who Pays: The Bride’s Parents

  • The bride’s dress
  • Bridal accessories
  • Venue expenses (the ceremony site, reception location, floral and decor, rentals, music and entertainment, catering, etc.)
  • The wedding cake and the groom’s cake
  • Wedding stationary (save the date’s, announcements, invitations, etc.)
  • The bridal bouquet and the bridesmaid’s bouquets
  • The bridesmaid luncheon/tea
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Who Pays: The Groom’s Parents

  • The rehearsa...

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