How to Budget for your Wedding
posted on December 2, 2017
Weddings can be quite expensive. “Canadians will spend an average of $30,717 on their weddings in 2015, according to Weddingbells.” Having a budget is key. Knowing if your parents are going to chip in and how much is helpful. Also figuring out how much of your own money you can afford to spend without neglecting other responsibilities like paying off debts, saving for retirement and other important things in your life. It’s important to think about what you really want and do it as long as it doesn’t put you in debt, but this is your special day to enjoy and remember for the rest of your life.
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- Break down that number into expenses for each part of your wedding. And be realistic.
- Things don’t always end up costing what providers estimate.
- Pick the things that will make your day, and don’t compromise on them.
- Hiring a great photographer.
- Numbers not adding up? Cut the guest list.
- Don’t sweat the small stuff, just cut it from your budget.
- Hire a planner.
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