Comments on: Savvy Savers http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/savvy-savers/ helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 27 Mar 2015 17:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: For Richer or for Poorer: How to Plan (and Stick to) Your Wedding Budget | The Daily Muse http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/savvy-savers/#comment-38319 Thu, 14 Jun 2012 14:25:08 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15707#comment-38319 […] number in mind but have no clue what that will get you, take a look at Jessica Bishop’s blog, The Budget Savvy Bride, to check out the stories and budgets of real […]

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By: Erin http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/savvy-savers/#comment-38244 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 20:45:25 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15707#comment-38244 So far, we have both contributed about the same amount. We never really set in stone how much each of us planned to contribute in total or if it would be split in half, just that we wanted to save as much as we could before the wedding. We set a goal of $500 per month when we could because that would give us $10,000 from engagement to marriage (10 months). However, I have slowed up on my deposits because I had some expenses related to my best friend’s wedding and some other house stuff come up. I’ve also pretty much stopped contributing to my regular savings account and been putting it in the wedding fund instead. We also paid $1500 in deposits out of pocket, rather than our wedding account. It’s kind of like a headstart for us! I think it’s great to be talking about these things before getting engaged (we had a similar talk after my mom told me they wouldn’t be able to help). It makes things a lot easier in the end!

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By: Budget Savvy Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/savvy-savers/#comment-38242 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:42:50 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15707#comment-38242 I also did a joint checking account with my hubby while we were engaged. We each decided on an amount that we were able to contribute, (I don’t think it was the same, especially after I lost my job) but it definitely helped to keep us on track and also to know how much money we’d get saved up to spend, so it helped determine our budget!

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By: Heather http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/savvy-savers/#comment-38241 Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:19:58 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=15707#comment-38241 What a great idea for the joint ING account. I am not engaged (yet…many talks have happened) and have been saving for a few months now because we will both be footing the bill as well. Did you decide how much each person will contribute? Are you doing half and half? My bf’s budget is much tighter than mine is so he is unable to contribute as much as I am, but every bit helps I say.

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