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20 Jul 2011

Planning your wedding budget

by Caroline@hitched

Aside from your home, your wedding day may be one of the most expensive things you have to pay for in your life! With so many added extras and little details it’s easy to get carried away and end up spending a lot more than you bargained for. We have put together some great tips to help you stick to your wedding budget.

Make a budget plan
This may sound obvious but you would be surprised how many brides and grooms-to-be don’t plan out their budget. Buying bits and pieces here and there can actually add up to a huge amount of money, so make yourself a budget plan and stick to it.

Be prepared to compromise
Do you really need a horse drawn carriage, ice sculptures AND a chocolate fountain? Picking out all these details can be fun, but if you start getting carried away then make a list of everything you would like and put into priority order, that way if you need to cut your budget then you will know what to cut first.

Utilise your friends and family
Do you have a friend who is particularly crafty? Brilliant! You can use them to your advantage and get help making your wedding stationery. Or perhaps you know someone who makes excellent wedding cakes? Your family and friends will be happy to help on your big day so don’t be afraid to ask.

Do It Yourself
Ask your venue if you are allowed to provide your own catering, if you are then you may find that sourcing your own caterers in considerably cheaper that what can be provided in house.

Caroline x

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Published 20 Jul 2011 9:15 by Caroline@hitched
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