Engaged couples, more than ever, are doing their weddings, their way. Couples are re-thinking, imagining and prioritizing their wedding choices in a way the wedding industry has never seen.
Websites, magazines and books have guides for distribution of wedding funds. Not to be left out, link to the Pocono Weddings Budgeting Tool here . It is important to customize these budgeting guides to your needs and interests. Adjust the percentages to reflect what is important to you.
If a couple wants to insure quality keepsakes from their wedding day, photography/ videography should have a larger proportion of funds set aside than perhaps entertainment.
Other facets that will make a lasting impression in photos are the attire of the wedding party and the bridal party flowers. Provide your wedding professionals with your ideas and budget and let them work their magic. Ideally your budget and preferences are a match. If not, your vendor should be able to suggest compromises to get the feel you want within your budget. If compromising is not an option, then this is a priority to you, and you will need to decide what element of the wedding can be eliminated or minimized.
How about the couple that loves to party? Their priorities may be great entertainment, open bar or an extended reception. This couple may decide flowers can be minimal or that their attire can be more casual.
The newest wedding “rule” is that there are no rules. This is especially true of weddings in the Poconos. Wedding venues in the Pocono Mountains range from parks to castle-like resorts to barns. Use this rule and the areas diversity to make your wedding your own.
Work out a budget based on your priorities and stick to it.