Here at BSB, we're all about finding efficient and effective ways to save you money on your wedding, but another thing we love is teaching how to save for your wedding day! Between monthly bills, student loan payments, savings goals and of course, entertainment, it can be difficult to figure out how to save the money needed to pay for your wedding.
Wedding Budget Questions
How much should you save? How much can you afford to spend? What's the best way to pay for our wedding expenses? Is there a special account we should use to house our wedding funds? All these questions and more are addressed in my book: The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer! I couldn't be more excited to share this amazing book and labor of love with savvy couples everywhere!
The book is jam-packed full of wedding planning checklists, worksheets, and other essential tools to help you plan the perfect wedding on a small budget. I've filled this planner with all of my best tips and tricks for pulling off a fabulous day for less from the last decade of running this blog. This book is a budget-savvy bride's BFF! You can pre-order your copy here. I'm sharing a sneak peek exclusively for BSB readers … take a look at the Table of Contents… it's literally everything you need to know to put together an amazing DIY or budget-friendly wedding!
How to Set a Budget and Save for Your Weddimg
Okay… enough book excitement. Back to budgeting for your wedding! If there's one thing I'm SUPER passionate about, it's helping couples figure out how to plan a wedding they are happy with on a budget they can actually afford. I'm a BIG advocate for having a #debtfreewedding. I believe that starting your marriage out in debt for your big day is a BAD idea. One of the best ways to plan your wedding without taking on debt is to be intentional about saving. My basic advice for saving money for your wedding is automation. Automate the process as much as possible and choose a system that works in your favor. That's why I love this awesome online savings tool, Rize!
With Rize, you can set up multiple goals to save up for, select a saving date, and Rize will transfer money from your bank to your specified goals in your Rize account. It seriously couldn't be simpler. Rize has record high yields. You'll earn 1.16% interest, so your money is put to work for you at 19X the national average bank interest rate. Rize offers their service at a pay-what-you-like-price, with most users paying between $2-3 per month. Transfers back to your bank are totally free when you're ready to pull out funds and pay for your goals, so it's a total budget-savvy WIN!
Register, connect your bank and create a savings goal for your big day (or something else!)
You'll get a $5 bonus just for completing this step, so EVERYBODY WINS!!
So what are you waiting for?
Sign up today to receive a $5 bonus to get you started on your way towards your savings goals. Every little bit helps!