Finances can be a touchy subject for many wedding planning couples, especially if you’re the ones footing most of the bills. Even the most modest wedding can end up costing you thousands of dollars after you factor in the wedding dress, cake, catering, photographer, etc. But, don’t let the financial fights ruin what should be a joyous experience for you both.
Prepare for the Unexpected – Realizing that there’s almost always going to be some sort of unplanned wedding expense that pops up at the last minute is a must. So, you should consider “padding” your budget just a little to cover whatever the unexpected expenses will be.
Time Your Talks – Talking about wedding financial matters can be stressful, especially if you raise the topic at an inconvenient time. So, plan to talk about it when you’re both relaxed and not in a hurry so you can focus on crunching the numbers and make sound decisions.
Consult an Expert – If you’re really concerned that your wedding spending is out-of-control and don’t know how best to rein it in, consult a wedding planner or even a financial advisor. Sure, they may cost you a little money up front, but good ones will likely end up saving you more money than you would have done on your own!