3 Tips for Creating (+ Sticking to!) Your Wedding Budget

By Caitlin Dobbins, owner of Honey + Thyme Events in Charlotte, NC

Budgets are not typically a joyful topic… Instead of overcomplicating things, we have broken the process down into 3 easy steps.

Hire a Wedding Planner

Wedding planners can tell you what your dream Pinterest board actually costs and routes you can take in order to achieve your desired look! It’s tough to know industry averages and costs can really add up fast. A planner will help guide you in the right direction.


Our team at Honey + Thyme Events created this Wedding Budget Guide as a tool in your wedding planning endeavors! Planners can help you find the right vendors that will provide packages within your budget as well. This will save you so much time researching and doubting your decisions.

Prioritize Statement Pieces

Don’t stress every little detail. Your guests won’t judge you if your flatware doesn’t match the gold foil on your wedding invitation suite. Instead, focus on those BOLD, statement pieces. Move your ceremony flower installation to your reception for a photo booth space. Create a double sided wall or that doubles as a champagne wall and seating chart! The options are truly endless!

Your Day, Your Agenda

You do NOT have to stick to traditions or pieces you think you need. Want your girls to hold hoops instead of flowers? Go for it! Not sure you want to hire transportation for ALL your guests? That’s ok! We’ll be the first to tell you that hiring professionals for your day is vital, however, you can still have the professionals without all the fluff. It’s your day and your budget. We find joy in curating a celebration that works for you, so do not hesitate to reach out!

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