What is the ideal wedding budget?

What is the ideal wedding budget?

How much does a wedding really cost?

Such a question! This is the number one question from the clients who contact us.

No need for more suspense, there is no ideal wedding budget; I prefer using the term “realistic budget”, let me explain it to you…


First of all: you need to be aware of what your budget limit is and what you can get with it. Miami is an expensive city and vendors are not cheap. Any professional wedding planner will give you a quote right away with an “all inclusive” pricing; if that’s the case, then please, RUN AWAY!!

Second advice: make sure you have your funds available when you start planning your wedding budget. Do not make plan on money you do not have, because you could lose more than what you think if your plans do not go well and if you are late with vendor’s payments.


Once you have determined your wedding budget, you’ll have to think about these 3 very important things:

  • The type of venue you want
  • The number of guests you are expecting
  • The type of food you want

In fact, these 3 things will tell you if you are realistic about your budget or not.


Third advice: Pinterest and Instagram pictures are not the real life! Most of the pictures on these social media are photoshopped and come from photographer in showrooms or millions dollars weddings. Does this mean you cannot have a beautiful wedding décor? Of course not, but don’t be too obsessed with unreal pictures.


Fourth advice: every wedding day  is unique and needs to match with your personality and your story. Do not go with cheap looking décor or “already included décor package”, you need to make it your own.


Fifth advice: Get a wedding planner! If you think you cannot afford the Full wedding planning package or if you simply want to plan it by yourself, we actually have different packages with different pricing. Also, you need to find the right wedding planner, everybody is different and not every wedding planner will be good for you. However, a good wedding expert will always be able to give you a professional and experienced advice to assist you manage your budget reasonably.


Last advice… Your wedding day  will probably be one of the most beautiful days of your life, it doesn’t matter whether you decide to DIY (Do-it-Yourself) or hire a planner; you need to ENJOY it!


Contact us and get your first complementary wedding consultation with us!

Audrey-Maria Cadio

Owner & Head Planner | Haute Couture Events

Miami, FL

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