THE WEDDING BUDGET PLAN SHOULD START AS SOON AS YOU DECIDE TO GET MARRIED! IT'S A GREAT TIME TO START TALKING ABOUT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SPEND, AND HOW YOU CAN SAVE...
Begin your wedding budget plan...
Sit down with your fiance and talk about both of your expectations, how much you REALLY can afford, and what will be your top priorities.
Ideally, you will enter your married life free from debt! It takes lots of planning and self-control.
One element that hasn't really changed; attendant’s usually pay for his or her own attire and accessories.
Break down your wedding budget into percentages. Some couples spend 40% - 48% on their wedding reception and assign smaller percentages to all other categories. Decide on where you would like to put emphasis. You may want to put more on the reception, and less on transportation and favors. It’s all a matter of personal preference.
The beauty of setting a solid budget is that it can be adjusted, tweak as you go. You may find great savings in one area, and be able to shift money to another component of the wedding.
Organization is key! Start a wedding notebook filled with dividers for each category (i.e. Budget, Transportation, Photography, Dress, Attendants). Add pockets to your notebook for business cards, swatches and samples. Don’t just make this notebook! Use it! As part of your organizing, create a time line for when you want to have things done. Using good tools will help you stick to your budget.
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