From the desk of: Veronica
Have you ever heard of the website Dream Wedding Calculator? I guarantee that it is going to be one of three things for you:
- A helpful tool to get you started before the major wedding planning begins,
- Something that will help you realize that the wedding you already had was the perfect wedding for you and you didn’t really want the “wedding of your dreams,” OR
- Something that consumes you as you try combination after combination and start planning weddings all over the world
Seriously though, this is a fantastic tool if you haven’t gotten into the nitty-gritty of wedding planning and want a big picture – can you do what you want to do for $10,000, or is it going to cost you triple your budget? Well, if your dreams are going to cost $30,000 and you only have $10,000, then you can change your preferences, re-arrange your options, and see what it’s going to take to get a wonderful wedding within your means. It would also be helpful if you’re deep into planning and something major has to change to make the budget work, so it would definitely be helpful in all aspects of planning.
I put in all my preferences for my “realistic” dream wedding (in Michigan instead of say, Tahiti), and it helped me realize how smart we really were. We would still be paying that sucker off today, that’s for sure, and I still thought my wedding day was the best day ever, so GO ME.
But really. I remember sitting down and trying to make a budget right after getting engaged and having no idea where to start. And I was WAY off. Shocker, right? This website is a fun and easy way to get the big picture and start thinking about all the moving parts involved in your big day.
So, go forth and calculate!