Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tips on Tuesday: Taking Back Control Of Your Wedding Budget

I've said over and over again on this blog that once you're engaged and you set a date, figure out your budget. I know, I am beginning to sound like a broken record BUT, there's a reason for it. A budget is going to help keep whomever is paying for the wedding out of debt and won't give them sleepless nights. Who wants to lose sleep over one of the best days in a persons life? Not me!

Once you set your budget {and be sure to give it a bit of cushioning for last minute necessities}, make an active effort to stay within your budget. Don't hire some fancy band because you love them and use a huge chunk of your budget - be mindful of your spending. Be realistic in your spending. If you think you've gone overboard, be prepared both mentally and emotionally to sit down and trim items off with each vendor. Your vendors want to work with you and be as helpful as possible but in order to bring the cost down, you have to let something go. You can't have it all for nothing, it just doesn't work that way. You must be okay with letting something go, if you are really passionate about having the budget not get blown out of proportion. I know its hard to trim, but in order to regain control of your budget, it must be done.

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