Finances are one of the biggest causes of strain in relationships. Don’t start your marriage on the wrong financial footing by taking on debt to pay for your wedding.
It can be a blessing to foot the vast majority of your wedding bills yourself. Not only will you learn valuable money lessons along the way, but you’ll also start your marriage off on the right financial footing!
Though the supposed national average wedding cost is hovering close to $34K according to The Knot, you can still have the wedding of your dreams when you’re working with a smaller budget. The important thing is to know what you’ve got to spend, make a plan,
Part 1: Shift Your Thinking to “Our Money” The first key is to stop thinking in terms of “my money and his money.” After you’re married (or engaged), it’s time to shift away from thinking as individuals. You’re a team now–a family! From now on, decisions
Whether you are newly engaged or already planning your event, you are busy dreaming about your perfect wedding day. Before you make any major decisions, you will need to determine an appropriate budget for the occasion. You will need to prioritize key components of your wedding, like
For couples hoping to tie the knot, a wedding is often their first major shared expense. But with a typical wedding costing $35,329, according to The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study, the special occasion can quickly devolve into an overspending nightmare. However, keeping your wedding cheap might
Check out these Expert Wedding Budget Tips from Kelly Lannan of Fidelity Investments. Last year, I attended 12 weddings – not including three weddings I couldn’t attend because they conflicted with another wedding on the same day. Starting around age 25, when save-the-dates start rolling in, most
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
One of the biggest challenges when planning a wedding, aside from the family politics, is setting a wedding budget and sticking to it throughout the process. But with a little planning right at the start, before you spend a single dollar, then arguments can be easily
5 Reasons Why Wedding Debt is a Big Mistake 1. You’re Allowing Outside Forces to Pressure You A third of couples go into debt for their wedding. If you’re planning your wedding based on a “dream” list that your family or society or the wedding industrial
Steps for Setting Your Wedding Budget Your wedding budget will likely be made up of funds from several different sources and should reflect your values and/or priorities. Below you’ll find our step-by-step advice for setting a wedding budget you can actually afford and are happy with!1.
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This post is created in partnership with Allstate. When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many firsts. From trying on your first wedding dress to having your first look and first dance, you’ll be experiencing a whole slew of new things leading up