Next summer my finance and I are getting married, we’re both very excited about this but it’s also very stressful because of all the work and planning that goes into this. We started off by pulling together a ballpark budget and now that we’re getting down to more of the details we’re at the point where we can pull together a full blown budget. We’re going with a very small wedding (hopefully under 50 people total) but we still need to plan for it and be ready.
The biggest issue that we’re facing right now is the fact that I’m taking a pretty big pay cut and it’ll be harder to actually save money. I’ve got a few things in mind to actually save up more money: first off it’s time to sell some of the junk I’ve accumulated over the years on eBay. All proceeds will go towards the wedding. Secondly I’m starting to look around for side jobs, small things that won’t kill me or stress me out and that will pay a bit (every little bit helps). Finally we’ve got family that has openly said they’re willing to help out which is great (hopefully we won’t be relying on them very much but time will tell).
Some of the other things that we’re going to be trying is to limit costs where possible, instead of paying for invitations maybe print them off ourselves. We’re going to ask for cash gifts to cover off anything that we put on credit and making sure we know as much of the costs up front so we don’t get a ballooning cost just as the wedding is about to start.
[tags]wedding, planning, budget, costs[/tags]