The B Words...Basic & Budget

Published 06/05/2018

Almost all couples are working with a budget or some kind while planning their wedding.  But the one phrase most wedding vendors hate to hear is “I’m on a budget.”  It is so vague to us! What is so unclear about the phrase?

“What is your pricing? We’re on a budget.”
“We’re on a budget so we would like your best price”
"We just want the basic."

BACK IT UP! What are you looking for, what you consider to be basic and what we consider basic might be two different things. Avoid frustration by explaining to your wedding vendors what you budget means.

Just saying, “I’m on a budget” isn’t telling us much.  Neither is "basic." Depending on the vendor they are, they could be thinking budget means $5,000 while to others it means $15,000.

You do not need to specify a definite number but giving a range is super helpful.

Keep in mind that your budget might be unrealistic, and a wedding vendor who is a true professional will be able to give you invaluable insight as to what you should budget for their service since they are the professional.

While you are planning your budget, do your research don’t just pick a number at random. Look where little Rhode Island ranks #8 out of the top 25 most expensive places to get married! 

Most vendors are happy to work with all types of budgets but they need to be defined and sensible. Unless you define your budget your vendor will not know if they are a good match for you.

Contact Us TODAY for your wedding!