A list, like the one above, may help you and your partner better understand what your wedding could cost and how to approach budgeting for it. To ensure you don’t forget anything (and have nasty expenses sneak up on you) ask friends or family who have recently organised a wedding – they should be more than willing to share their experiences to help you.
DIY your “I Do’s”
Spending within your means is the first rule of planning a wedding, but can be hard to do, especially when there are so many beautiful luxuries available for modern weddings. Luckily, there are ways to create DIY indulgences and save some much-needed dollars without blowing the budget.
Here’s some ideas:
Don’t forget the rest of your life
The important thing to remember is that your wedding day is just one day! Of course, it should be memorable and unique, but what you spend won’t necessarily guarantee either of those things. At the end of the day, your guests will appreciate being invited to witness the love between you and your partner most. They won’t really notice the embroidered napkins, the personalised stationery, or the engraved bonbonniere.
Planning the wedding of your dreams within a realistic budget is the first step towards achieving a dream life that includes financial security. If you’d like help from an expert to budget for your big day, make an appointment here.
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