Here are 7 simple and smart questions you might want to think about and some tips to consider. A great place for couples to start is #2 ‘What is the most important aspect of a wedding for you?’. #4 ‘What Can You Simplify or Eliminate?’ is also worth of consideration but only after answering #2. Here’s why. If photographs are important to you, do not leave photos in the hands of guests and their smart phones, please! Sure it’s a way to save money but make no mistake, there is a huge (and I mean HUGE) difference in quality and experience between a professional wedding photographer and amateur smart phone pics. So if pictures aren’t important (and I suggest you ask people who have been married a long time for advice before making a final decision), then save away. But if you want to make sure you get frame worthy memories, go with a pro!
7 Questions to Ask Yourself When Getting Married
Originally published on February 9, 2019 by Katherine Martinko for treehugger.
1. When do you want to get married?
The time of year that you choose affects cost significantly. Venue prices increase during the summer months, when everyone else is getting married, which means you can save a lot by having a wedding in the off-season. Read More
2. What is the most important aspect of a wedding for you?
This is deeply personal. This is about what makes a wedding in your eyes, and everyone will have different opinions. Your answer to this should guide your spending decisions and help you determine where it is most worthwhile to allocate your hard-earned dollars. Read More
3. How much can you save in a month?
It’s never a good idea to pay for something as huge as a wedding on credit, so start saving now if your big day is coming up. Knowing how much you can realistically save should determine what kind of wedding you plan. Read More
4. What can you simplify or eliminate?
There are countless wedding-related expenses that couples are quick to spend on, and yet make little sense, since there are free or much cheaper versions available. Sometimes it just requires you to break with tradition. Read More
This article is focused on the financial aspects of not only your wedding but your relationship. Finances consistently rank high on any list of marital disagreements. So discuss it now. Get on the same page and think long-term. Then you’ll not only have a great wedding but a solid foundation for a successful marriage as well! Read the full article and see which tips work for you – 7 questions to ask yourself when getting married