How to Stick to a Wedding Budget

A realistic look at wedding expenses can be the start of a beautiful marriage. Know how much money you have, and then you will know how much you can spend. Think about where you want the reception and at what time of day; there’s a huge range here. The most important part of the planning process is to write down what you want and what you have spent so far. Don’t rely on your memory and don’t sign up for anything that isn’t on your list. Common expenses include: engagement party, shower, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon, rings, dresses, tuxedos, invitations, photography, flowers, transportation and favors.

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By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More