Bridal Guide Magazine Wedding Tips Feature RTB
I was asked to provide my best wedding tip for brides preparing their budget. The inquiry was for the Bible of Brides, Bridal Guide Magazine. The article, 30 Unexpected Wedding Costs Brides Forget to Budget For. The list of tips is very detailed, but my tip was the very last one listed, and I frankly think it’s the most important of all: The Ubiquitous “OTHER.”
Here’s my tip in full, but they left off the destination wedding part when they printed it :)
I also tell my bride to add 20% to her budget for “other”. What is “other”?
For a destination wedding, the list of “other” is even longer – Your shipment of special decor fell off the barge on the way to the island, or your musician decided that he wanted to play with a circus in Playa Del Carmen, or there’s a storm, or or or or!
I’m a very budget conscious girl, so when asked to create a budget, i always, *always* include 20% for the ubiquitous “Other”!