Brides Did You Know...
*Most brides easily overspend significantly for their wedding. If not checked, a wedding budget may more than double during the engagement period. This is often as a result of either getting caught up in the excitement of the ceremony details or allowing "others" to implement their take on how "your" wedding should go. Anyone who is not footing the bill should not be allowed to make decisions on details of major financial consequences:-)
YOU DO NOT WANT TO START YOUR MARRIAGE BROKE.
Think before you spend. Figure out your ceremony and reception needs and priorities. Differentiate between what you need (must haves) and what you want (extras); then, trim unnecessary spending. Settling ones' priorities when determining and executing ones' wedding budget and wedding plan would enable enjoyment of the wedding process and a beautiful start to such new union.
Give your marriage a healthy start; be wise as to your needs after your wedding such as potential bills, funds to purchase a car or a home. I recommend having a living expense account before any wedding and pay 3 to 6 months rent/ mortgage or and utilities up front to guard against various unforeseen events.