Wedding Planning - 4/4/2018
It's easy to get carried away when you're planning one of the biggest days of your life.
Social media sites like Pinterest, while helpful, can also tempt you to overspend.
Even if you have family paying for your wedding, most brides who've already walked down the aisle advise that you DON'T take out a loan to pay for extra amenities.
A quick check of wedding forums like those at WeddingWire.com reveals that these days, couples pay for most of their own wedding if not all and those just starting out in life don't have tens of thousands of dollars on hand.
One forum contributor said this, "Most couples pay for their own weddings and do it by saving, not borrowing. I would never go into debt for a party. We are contributing to both our girls' weddings, but they are paying the majority themselves."
The best advice is to save. You and your fiance need to decide how much money you can save each month. Have the wedding you can afford and if you want more, set your actual wedding date accordingly.
It's a good idea to contact a wedding planner to see what you can manage. You might be surprised what a professional planner can help you accomplish on a budget.
Your family and friends might remember a blow-out wedding bash, but what they'll take away the most is the love and happiness of the bride and groom. They are there to support you.
So, instead of worrying about finances during the planning and even on the big day itself, give yourself the gift of a peaceful mind, so that when the cake is gone and the champagne has been popped, you and your newly minted spouse have a head start on creating a sound financial future together.