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Not making a budget.  Once you have done your research, you will need to sit down with pen and paper and total the costs of your dream wedding.  It is at this point that you will prioritze what is most important to you.  Then, you will need to meet with the parents and determine the budget.  Be specific about who is paying for what, and put it on paper.  With a well thought out plan, you will be able to sail through the planning and be confident that the money will be there.  Most importantly, STICK to your budget!


Comments on: "Wedding Planning Mistake Number Two" (1)

  1. Great advice. And it doesn’t have to be a huge budget. My sister had a beautiful Japanese/Hawaiian themed wedding (in honor of her Japanese husband who was born and raised in the islands). Even with the cost of shipping in some of the items difficult to find in Dallas, Texas, the entire wedding cost less than $5000. Decide what is most important to you and splurge on it (real leis for everyone for my sister, a Cinderella carriage to carry her to the church for my daughter) and save money on areas that are less so. For example, my sister and her husband did not particularly care about formal wedding portraits. So instead of a photographer, they put disposable cameras on every table and asked the guests to take pictures. They collected the cameras at the end of the reception, developed 2 sets of everything, sent one set to the person who took the pictures and kept one set for themselves. Total cost? Much less than the $4000 the photographer wanted!

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