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Wedding planning is a fun time for couples to spend time with one another while preparing for the journey together. However, it can also be very expensive and stressful for individuals who don’t have a lot of extra income to spend on the big day. There are plenty of ways to cut costs without reducing the beauty of the wedding.
According to a popular wedding website, the average cost is $22,000. This is drastically higher than many have to spend. Starting out a marriage with a lot of debt is not a great way to begin, as financial strain can cause a lot of problems in the first year. The first thing that should be done is to set a reasonable budget that both parties can afford. This way, as expenses arise, the couple will know exactly what is available to spend for each portion.
Some couples who are trying to save money will choose to host a destination wedding. Hotels will offer deals on ceremonies, décor, and food and drinks to those who will need multiple rooms for their guests. There are also many details in the wedding that can amp up the price but that a lot of guests won’t even notice. Cutting back on flowers, jewels, and other elaborate decorations will often lower the cost without having to eliminate friends or family members from the guest list.
Engagement is a wonderfully exciting time in the lives of couples, and shopping for the details of the wedding can be a lot of fun. Sticking to a budget will set the tone for the financial stability of the couple for the years to come.