Great Budget Tips for Your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding can be exciting, stressful and can leave you with a gaping hole in your pocket. There are so many items and services to consider in planning the most special day of your life.
People get caught up with all the glamour behind a wedding, emotions and love take over which can cause you financial stress after this day has passed.
One great way to prevent heartache is to allocate a budget for your wedding. You must determine at the start the available funds that you are willing to outlay to make your day what you want it to be.
As they say “money talks” so working out what your expenses will be from the start is the best route to take to avoid disappointment. Before you begin your journey to getting married finalise the date and the theme you desire.
Once you have established the day of the wedding, start talking to friends and family regarding recommendations for services and wedding venues. A major cut of your budget will come out paying the selected wedding venue.
These days, having a reception can cause you in excess of $80-$250 head depending on the cuisine you select. Having seafood as your mains will add to your wedding budget substantially.
Keep in mind what you have set as a total figure what you would realistically want to spend on the day. Once you understand and know the budget price then you can start working backwards to allocate funds for different services.
Planning and executing the steps is the trick to maintaining and sticking to your budget. A great way to keep track of what you are spending is to set up a spreadsheet on excel with all the services you require and the accessories that will go with your theme for the day.
Allocate a column for projected costs and what the real costs are as you start spending your funds.
Regardless of how much or how little you have in your wedding budget, the spreadsheet is your friend and you should stick to it to avoid financial heartache.

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