How to stick to your wedding budget

As your wedding marks the beginning of your adventures together as a married couple, this important day deserves celebration and hearty indulgence.

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That is perhaps why many couples find the organising of all the details for the event quite stressful, and even more so when you are trying to manage everything within a certain budget. Here are a few suggestions for helping you to stay on track while organising the wedding of your dreams.

1. The importance of planning

It is really important to set realistic expectations when planning your day, as not all the ideas you have for the wedding will be within your budget. You can still create a beautiful and memorable event by working out the costs in detail, with sticking to the limits of your budget saving you from heartache and financial difficulty after the big day.

2. Be upfront with vendors

When planning a wedding, it can be very risky not to be upfront with vendors about your exact budget. This can put you in the awkward position of being shown a host of beautiful accessories and wedding essentials that are probably way beyond your budget whilst adding to the temptation to overspend. It is best to be upfront with vendors at the start so that they can show you the best possible wedding ideas available to you within your budget.

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3. Monitor your spending

To stay on track and stick to your budget, it is important to compare the amount you have budgeted with the amount you have spent. Use a spreadsheet to help you and remember when tracking to keep a record of everything – even the small stuff, such as stationery and stamps, soon adds up.

4. The guest list

Thankfully, one thing you don’t have to include in your budget is wedding guest dresses from retailers such as; however, you do have to give careful consideration to how many people you invite.

5. Work together

As the two of you are planning your wedding together, make sure that you record any money you spend independently. It can be very easy to lose track of separate spending.

Most importantly, remember to have fun and that it is absolutely possible to create the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank.