Having Your Beautiful Wedding--Without "Busting" Your Budget.

Written by Larry Denton


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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.

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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.

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