"I find that it helps to break down the big picture into smaller achievable tasks and to recognise and celebrate these achievements along the way."
According to the latest Easy Weddings wedding planning survey, the average cost for Australians to get married is $30,000.
No doubt there is a large range of budgets for couples on their special day, but undoubtedly it is a big commitment financially as well as personally.
Still, for many it is the most important day of their lives and should be a memorable one. This doesn’t necessarily mean you need to put yourself in debt
or sacrifice your savings.
Here are some tips on how to look for major costs, what you might be able to compromise on, and hidden expenses you might not have thought of. Have a look
at the ‘Wedding Thrills minus the Endless Bills’ newsletter for more detail here:
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Some things of mention which could have a sizable impact on your budget are: package deals, venue extras, overseas weddings, and taxes/service charges.
So how can you make your wedding more economical?
1.Wedding on a weekday?
2.Budget clothes – a non-traditional dress might be cheaper, perhaps hiring is better than buying outfits you and the bridal party will only wear once.
3.Looking/buying online –some research into wedding rings online before walking into the nearest jewellery
store could amount to a big saving.
4.Making your own decorations.
5.Keeping that guest list down – politely say you’re only having a small affair; who are you inviting out
So what does this all have to do with financial planning? Advice regarding budgeting, saving and creating wealth is something I can help you with.
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