Creating A Wedding Budget You Can Afford

Written by Alan Allport

The most important part of planning a wedding is setting your budget. Your budget is important because it is next to impossible to know what you can afford for each major part ofrepparttar wedding if you donít set an overall cost that is comfortable for you. You will probably find that decidingrepparttar 105643 budget isrepparttar 105644 hardest job to do because, of course, you want to haverepparttar 105645 best and most memorable wedding you can possibly have.

The days whenrepparttar 105646 wedding was paid for byrepparttar 105647 parents ofrepparttar 105648 bride are almost gone now. Parents will often contribute torepparttar 105649 wedding cost as a gift torepparttar 105650 couple, but it is pretty rare for parents to coverrepparttar 105651 whole cost ofrepparttar 105652 wedding.

Usually this is becauserepparttar 105653 parents simply canít afford it. But couples today often prefer to pay for their own weddings because it ensures that they can plan themrepparttar 105654 way that they want to without interference.

These days, 4 out of 5 couples pay for their own wedding and it helps to know how your budget should be broken down.

When creating your budget, you will first begin withrepparttar 105655 overall amount that you can afford to spend. The average wedding today costs approximately $19,000. This is not a definite, but this is whatrepparttar 105656 statistics currently show.

Now you will need to take that overall budget amount and split it percentage-wise for each major aspect of your wedding e.g. how much to spend onrepparttar 105657 wedding clothing,repparttar 105658 rings, catering, decoratingrepparttar 105659 venue etc. If you are not good at percentages, you can always utilizerepparttar 105660 Internet and check withrepparttar 105661 various websites that offer you free or cheap wedding budget calculators that will do it for you.


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