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With these calculators, all that you have to do is input total budget amount and then they will calculate for you how much money in dollars you will be able to spend on each component of your wedding.
Once you have figured out dollar amount that you can spend on each component of wedding, you can then begin to create a list itemizing everything.
You will need to put together a list of all areas of your wedding that are important to you and make sure that you allocate a sensible proportion of total budget to each.
This is necessary so that you can see if wedding of your dreams is a realistic expectation given what you can afford to spend. If you come up short, here are some ideas to enable you to trim expenses:
•Reduce size of guest list •Forego some of services •Reduce size of wedding party •Forget extras like limos
It is only by setting down on paper a budget you can afford and listing all of areas that you have to spend money on that you can begin to refine your ideas on type and scope of wedding that it is realistic for you to aim for.
Afterall, you will have plenty of expenses to cover after wedding when starting out on your married life together. It just doesn’t make sense to create problems by over-stretching financially on wedding.
Alan Allport is Webmaster at http://www.wedding-source.best-gen.com where he has published a FREE Online guide to planning the perfect wedding on a budget