How to Actually Pay For Your Wedding (Without Debt or Depleting Your Savings)

The Budget Savvy Bride

Did you know couples in the United States spend an average of $30,000 on their wedding?

With wedding season in full swing, it’s the perfect time to discuss how to pay for a wedding without taking on crippling debt or depleting savings.

1. Set a realistic budget

Determine who is paying and then do the math. You want a wedding budget based on numbers and not just a wishlist.

Halt excess spending on little things that add up and make bigger sacrifices if you’re willing. Save money for your wedding with an auto-saving app, Capital One 360.

2. Save during your engagement.

Think of creative ways to make more cash and save by starting a “bride hustle.” There are so many side hustle ideas out there that won’t cost you money and don’t take a lot of time.

3. Pick up a temporary side hustle.

Don’t underestimate the money-saving perks of DIY projects. Remember, a lower price doesn’t mean lower quality.

4. Cut costs on lower-priority items.

Use your credit cards—realistically, and don’t go overboard. The points you accrue can be applied toward more necessary wedding purchases.

5. Take advantage of credit card rewards.

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