9 Tips on how to Prioritize Spending in your Wedding Budget

DUN DUN DUUUUNNN. The BUDGET. The one thing so crucial to start planning your wedding, yet no one wants to talk about it. Don't be afraid my friend, I'm here to help you out :)

I'm here to help you spend those wedding funds in ways that will benefit you the most and , if you're working with a smaller bankroll, cut things out of the 'typical' wedding budget that simply aren't necessary.

how to prioritize spending in your wedding budget - Buffalo NY photographer

1. Create a budget. Stick to it. And don't forget to talk to your families about exactly how much they want to contribute before you start booking.

Wedding Wire has a great breakdown of how much of your budget you should designate for what. Check it out at

2. Be honest with your vendors as to what your budget is for their particular service. They may be able to help you stay within your spending limit by customizing a package for you. For example your caterer could prepare a simpler menu, your florist may offer to put more greenery into your decor or bouquets which is less expensive than flowers, or your photographer or videographer may be able to adjust the hours or extras included in their packages.

3. Don't skimp on wedding photography. I’m not just saying this because I’m a photographer 🤣 These are the wedding photos you will have for the rest of your life.

Go with a pro. A wedding pro. Shooting weddings is a whole different ballgame than portraits - make sure they have wedding experience and you like their style.

how to prioritize spending in your wedding budget - Buffalo NY photographer

4. Don’t go all out on the little things. Place cards can double as favors. You don't need a custom sign for everything happening at your ceremony and reception.

People are there to celebrate you, you don’t need to overthink or overdo it.