Today we’re talking about how to put together a realistic budget for a wedding and wedding finances. Money can be a tough topic. However, I know almost all of you have had to have the budget discussion with your future spouse or partner and it's sometimes a touchy subject.
Having an accurate budget from the beginning is so important. It will help mitigate a lot of potential stress down the road. It will also help you avoid making costly mistakes at the last minute.
Today we’re unpacking everything you need to know about how to put together a realistic budget for a wedding with my guest Renee Sabo of Urban Soiree.
If today is your first time visiting Verve Event Co., welcome! My name is Desiree Adams and I am a wedding planner based in upstate NY. Through my blog and podcast, Ask the Planner, I am determined to share all the tips and tricks I've gathered from being in the industry for over 15 years, to help YOU all plan dream wedding.
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How to Put Together a Realistic Budget for Weddings: Episode 72
Today we’re going to show you how to research the many line items in your wedding budget. This is such a great topic because finances play a huge role in the wedding planning process, so I'm thrilled we have another expert in the industry to guide you on how to make a realistic budget for your wedding.
About Renee Sabo
Renée’s lifelong love affair with weddings started out as a high school dream that quickly evolved as she pursued a career in the industry throughout college and beyond. From rentals to planning to catering, her diverse experience has touched every corner of the industry and has led to her role as a multifaceted thought leader for event professionals everywhere. Inspired to start her own business, Renée received her MBA with a focus in entrepreneurship and quickly put her degree to work when she launched Urban Soirée® in 2017. Today, her award-winning company delivers elevated and romantic celebrations through full-service wedding planning and design for couples on the East Coast and destinations worldwide. Renée’s success with Urban Soirée has earned her and her company numerous accolades, including being named as the 2020 Best of Boston Best Wedding Planner by Boston Magazine.
When she’s not busy bringing her clients’ dreams to life, she’s committed to providing quality education to the industry through her podcast, The Confetti Hour, where she shares insight and fosters candid conversations with experienced wedding creatives. Her devotion to the future of the industry extends to her role as President of WIPA Boston and Past President of ILEA Boston, as well as her passion for one-on-one mentoring with the next generation of planners.
HIGHLIGHTS FOR EPISODE 72:
Here's a summary of our interview:
- Meet Renee Sabo [04:07]
- How do couples build a realistic budget for their wedding? [07:56]
- What should a well-rounded wedding budget include? [10:30]
- What items should couples wait to book? [18:04]
- Advice for when family members contribute to wedding expenses. [20:05]
- How can couples get accurate estimates for wedding expenses? [26:25]
- How often should a couple update their budget? [28:45]
- Best practices tracking vendor payments. [30:17]
- This or That? [37:48]
Connect with Renée Sabo of Urban Soirée
Links Mentioned in the Episode
- Wedding Budget Bundle – Use code PODCAST10 at checkout for 10% OFF your entire purchase
I hope you all enjoyed this week’s episode with Renee. If you’re a vendor, make sure you follow her podcast at the Confetti Hour podcast. I could talk to her all day – about budgets and everything else.
If you have any questions about wedding budgets or anything else, send me a DM or call our wedding planning hotline at 585-210-3467.
Until next time, happy wedding planning!
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