How to talk to your parents about your wedding budget

Money matters can be a stingy talk – especially when it is something that needs to be discussed with your family and his family. How to talk to your parents about your wedding budget? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·        Talk to your fiancé first. Don’t just go and talk to your parents before you discuss this issue with your fiancé. Sit down, do your math, and see how much money you need and how much your parents can help.

·        Start easy. Your parents want you to be really happy, but that doesn’t mean you should skip politeness. Ask them if they could help you with money for the big day, but do remember to mention you don’t need a loan (after all, you don’t want to start your marriage in debt – right?).

·        Set the ground rules. When borrowing money from the parents, they might want to have a larger involvement in your wedding. If you don’t necessarily want them to invite lots of people and dictate the rules of your big day, it is very important to set things clear from the very beginning. It may feel awkward, but it’s something that has to be done.

·        Keep your eyes on the budget. If you want to avoid asking for too much money from your parents, discuss with your fiancé and set a very clear budget for every wedding element. See which are the things that mean a lot to you and which are the things that can be budgeted – it will definitely keep you out of financial trouble.

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Make yourself aware of these wedding budget blunders

If you are like most couples getting married, you want to make sure you don’t go over your budget. After all, the last thing you want to drag with you on your honeymoon are money issues, right?

What are some of the most common wedding budget blunders to avoid, though? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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·        Not prioritizing budget-related issues. The number one most common (and probably one of the top most harmful) mistakes to make is not prioritizing your budget issues. Sit down with your fiancé and discuss the things that are most important to you and how to make sure you stick with your budget without compromising on those things that matter.

·        Allowing peer pressure to dictate wedding choices. An open bar, plus-one invitations for everyone, a luxury wedding dress, more guests – peer-pressure is a real struggle for brides planning their wedding. Our advice? Stay strong and keep calm – explain (as many times as needed) that this is your wedding and you want to make your own decisions.

·        Not reading all the fine print on your contracts. That small writing at the bottom of your vendor contracts? Probably the most important information on the page. Be sure you know exactly what you sign up for, so that you don’t face unexpected issues on your actual wedding day. Better safe than sorry, right?

·        Doing all those “shoulds”. Want to know a secret? There’s nothing you have to or should do at your wedding – there are only common sense etiquette rules that are great when followed, and outdated traditions and rules you can absolutely ignore.

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It is important that you avoid these wedding planning mistakes!

Planning a wedding has never been easy – not one century ago, when weddings where even more rule-oriented than today, and not in 2016 either, when the almost mesmerizing range of options makes it nearly impossible to take a decision.

And yet, attention to detail and patience can go a long way – and you should “arm” yourself with plenty of these if you want to make sure everything will be flawless on the Big Day. What are some of the other things to take into consideration when planning your wedding? What are the mistakes to avoid? Read on and find out more.

·       Do create a budget for the Thank You gifts. Nobody can deny the fact that your wedding party and parents deserve your gratitude and attention. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t set a clear budget for their gifts. Think of this from the very beginning and you will definitely find a lot of options you will love.

·       The price of the bridal attire goes way beyond the dress. Sure, that’s the key element of your wedding day outfit – but behind it, there’s an army of jewelry, makeup and hairstyle professionals, accessories and, of course, alterations. They should be all taken into account when creating the wedding budget!

·       Don’t overspend on small items. It can be terribly tempting to buy hundreds of items that are simply adorable and fancy, but before you jump into that, make sure to do the math. Will it push you over your wedding budget? Then you might be much better off without those items.

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