Ideal Wedding Budgets

Written by Charles Peacock
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Putting together ideal wedding budgets is a difficult task. You want to have a wonderful wedding day, but you also don't want to go into debt into the process. If you're lucky, you have a wealthy family who will take care of everything. But if you're like most people, you need to be careful with your purse strings.

Making a list of what you need and what you don't need is a good way to start developing ideal wedding budgets. Everyone would love to have the wedding of their dreams, but we still have to be practical. And if you're smart with how you spend your money, you can develop ideal wedding budgets that will allow you to have your dream day anyway.

Developing Ideal Wedding Budgets

First, make a list of all of the things that you will absolutely need for your wedding day. Think expansively--you don't want to leave anything out that you'll regret later. Next, give yourself a maximum amount that you can spend on each item. Now total all of this up, and see if you can afford the number that you've come up with.

If you can afford your estimate, that's great news. If you can't, don't fret. Just prioritize the items on your list based on which ones are most important to you. Now reduce the amount you can spend on the less important items toward the bottom of your list, until you reach a total that is possible for your budget.

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