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Wedding Secrets to Save Your Budget! ~ Part 1: Setting Your Budget


This series "Wedding Secrets to Save Your Budget!"  assumes that you have put together a budget.  That is step number 1.  While many people are uncomfortable talking about money - it is imperative that you know what you can spend in each area.  


So bite the bullet and talk to family members and your fiancé to see what a realistic number is for your Fort Collins wedding.  Once you have that total amount, make a list of all of the things you will need to spend money on.  Here are just some ideas, and remember these are categories so they may break down into many purchases.  You may decide you don't need all of these at your wedding but here are some basics:


Attire (including dress, shoes, veil, jewelry, tux rental...)

Beauty (hair, makeup waxing...)


Rentals (tables, chairs, linens, place settings)

Invitations (thank yous, RSVP cards, envelopes, postage...)

Flowers (ceremony flowers, centerpieces...)


Caterer (liquor, appetizers...)

Cake (topper, groom's cake...)




First Dance Lessons :)

Decorations (guestbook, photo displays, slideshows...)


Don’t let all this information overwhelm you!  All the small purchases within a category will be easier to digest when you have a total amount allotted to that category.


Once you have a complete list of the things that you will need to purchase, number the categories starting with Number 1 being the most important to you and the last number being the least important.  That way you know what you are willing to spend more money on.  Photography may be worth more money to you than the cake.  Once everything is numbered, assign amounts to each category and the total should be equal to your total budget!


We know this sounds too simplistic, but we PROMISE this will help you to save your money in the long run, what do you have to lose?  Doing step number 1 can't hurt!  


Keep your eyes pealed for "Wedding Secrets to Save Your Budget!" ~ Part 2: The Venue coming soon!


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