When creating your budget, leave room for a 10% contingency. In other words, set your budget to be lower than you initially had planned or be prepared to spend more than you planned. Brides almost always spend more than they intended. You can still do your best to stay in budget, but with a contingency, you have a little cushion in case that venue is just a little pricier than you thought.
Quick Tip March 18, 2009