7 Expensive Planning Mistakes

All valuable wedding advice doesn’t have to come from wedding web sites.  This blog from a ‘bank’ lists common mistakes and how to avoid them.  Experts help you know when to save and how to spend on your day!  It takes more than one wedding to be an expert.  If you have a wedding budget, and really who doesn’t, make sure you get the most out of it.  Focus on what’s really important and ask real wedding professionals.  They’re here to help!

7 Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes Most People Make

Originally published on January 31, 2018 by Kayla Sloan for Everything Finance

Many people have an idea of what they hope their wedding to be, even before they get engaged.

Then, by the time they get proposed to, they likely have a general, if not exact, idea of what they want their dress, flowers, venue, cake, centerpieces, etc. to look like on their special day.

Plus, thanks in part to Pinterest, many people plan weddings beyond their wildest dreams. They find an array of ideas and plans that they hope to apply to their own ceremonies and receptions.

Unfortunately, what most don’t realize is the high cost associated with some of the Pinterest-worthy, dream weddings. Before you jump into wedding planning or put down any deposits, take a look at these seven expensive wedding planning mistakes most people make. This way you can avoid them!

1. Know your budget beforehand

First and foremost, before making any concrete wedding plans, you should create a budget.

Know exactly what you can and are willing to spend on your wedding. Better yet, define what you’re going to spend where before making any purchases or putting down any deposits. If you don’t, you could spend too much in one area and have to skimp in areas you don’t want to. Or you could ultimately cause yourself to spend more because you still have to spend so much on other areas of your wedding.

Either way, you’ll either be unhappy, which is not how you want to feel about your wedding day.

2. Blowing too much of your budget on the dress

While every bride deserves to look her best on her big day, you have to be realistic when it comes to the dress. You not only need to think of all the other aspects of your wedding you have left to plan and pay for, but account for the extra costs that come with the dress in general.

Even if your budget is $2,000, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you can purchase a $2,000 dress. You’ll need to account for shipping costs, any alterations that need to be made, veil, shoes, accessories and the proper undergarments. Overall, it’s important to be aware of how much you’re spending on your dress and the accessories to go with it.

There’s still 5 more mistakes you want to avoid!  Make sure you read all 7 Expensive Wedding Planning Mistakes Most People Make

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