Sit down with your partner and really look into your individual finances to set a joint budget. This will allow you to go into the wedding planning stage with confidence and knowledge, which is good to have because weddings are expensive.
The time between your engagement and your wedding is a great opportunity to save money. Saving as a couple shouldn’t wait until after the big day. Make a plan to save together and find ways to reduce your personal expenses in order to save more for your wedding.
It’s a personal matter that can be uncomfortable to discuss. But that’s even more reason you should do it because you’re becoming life partners. You should both be aware of each others’ true financial situation so you can decide how to handle repayment of debts together.
You can and you should. If you want to set up one joint account that you each contribute to for the wedding, that’s a great step. Just hold off on fully combining bank accounts until after the big day, when things are made official.