5 Tricks for Budgeting my Wedding
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5 Tricks for Budgeting My Wedding
To do a wedding in a way that some people say “is correct”, you need to make sure that you have a good handle on your wedding finances. Being blind to the cost of a wedding is one of the biggest reasons our countries divorce rate is so high. Yes I said the “D” word, but it’s a fact of the matter. I want to make sure you avoid any unneeded stress that comes with planning a wedding.
All over the internet, news, books, and even formal studies and surveys, you will read that “finances are one of the leading cause of divorce.”
Don’t start your marriage off on the wrong foot.
I have here 5 tips for budgeting your wedding. These will help you not only get some really good habits going but also give your new chapter in life a boost in the right direction. These tips summed up are:
Actual Wedding Costs
Who reading this remembers the movies in school called ‘School House Rock’? What would they always say? “Knowledge is power.”
So, if knowledge really is the best power to have, then here you go! The knowledge of what different aspects of a wedding can costs you will help you know where you want to splurge and where you may want to reconsider purchasing.
Please note, that these are not exact numbers. Different cities, seasons, guests count, and ultimate your decisions will result in different pricing points.
The biggest factor to these costs is how long you are engaged before you say, “I Do”. The longer your engagement the easier it will be to pay for your dream wedding
Estimated Wedding Item Costs for 2017
After seeing this list you may choose to opt out of some things, or even more popular among brides, forget to budget some things. Surprisingly brides seem to forget about Rehearsal Dinner, Tipping their professionals, and one of the wedding stationaries.
To Get a Loan or Not
Yup! Surprisingly enough many couples are focused on shorter engagements which means less time to save and pay for your wedding. Their solution is to apply for a small loan and pay for it over time and budget the new single bill into their monthly finances. If you are considering this option here are some pros and cons to think about before you bring this up to your s.o.
Tracking and Organizing
This personally, is one of the best tips that is out there for handling your wedding budget. Simply tracking and organizing your budget. Being aware of what you have and what you need to do is a simple way of being accountable for your wedding and ultimately a responsible adult.
Some of the most attractive ways to track and organize your wedding are as follows:
Time versus Money
This can also be read as DIY or Buy. I know I have some avid creative minds skimming and reading this, but let me be clear. DIY can be just as expensive as buying it out right.
Remember you make a mistake it costs you money. And if you save money, but you have to create it from scratch, you now are spending (or wasting) your own precious time on something that is already done and ready to go.
Take a moment and look up “pinterest fails”. It’s funny, but on a serious note, it’s so bad!
Another big blog I follow is “ Cake Wrecks” which has a plethora of wedding cakes that were promised as stunning spectacles but became a floppy, melted, mess.
Here are some of your Pros and Cons on DIY or Buy:
Buying New Cons
Buying New Pros
Need versus Want
This is one of most difficult things you will do for your wedding but it is one of the most important ways to stay within your budget.
Purchasing something you want or purchase something that you need.
Types of things a wedding typically Needs:
Types of things as a wedding Want:
Every couple is different and even each person in the relationship is different. While you think something is a need, someone else might see it as a want. Blurring that line is what will cause you to lose sight of your budget and ciaos will ensue quickly.
Tip: Every time you see a detail or item for your wedding ask yourself, “Will my wedding still have meaning and be beautiful without this?”
I thoroughly love giving tips and advice to brides and grooms who are wanting to work smarter and not harder. My own wedding was a massive eye opener and I wish I could go back and redo so many aspects of it, but I will always be happy with the decisions I made because I made them and my wedding was still beautiful in it's own way.
And ultimately, I am the one who is looking back every anniversary at my wedding album and seeing my professional photographer's photographs of the details and the emotions they captured from that day!
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