An estimated 80% of couples spend more on their wedding than they originally planned. It’s easy to get carried away. Your wedding should be the best day of your life and you want everything to be perfect.
But it is possible to organise your dream wedding without bankrupting yourself. Nicola Jones of Brighton Wedding Planner gives her top tips on how to plan your wedding without blowing the budget.
Set a Realistic Budget
The most common reason why couples go over their wedding budget is that they don’t set aside enough money for the type of wedding they want.
So start by deciding on your budget. Whether it’s £50,000 or £5,000, you need to know upfront how much money you have to play with. If it’s not enough for what you’ve got in mind look at making compromises. Otherwise, consider waiting until you’ve saved up a bit more money. It will be worth it in the end when you start married life debt-free.