Marriage Finances 101

Written by Robb Ksiazek


Marriage is a wonderful thing, but planningrepparttar wedding is a difficult task. The coming together leaves many things as an afterthought torepparttar 149426 wedding. Each has their own credit cards, checking accounts, and utility bills. Hopefully, neither has a lot of debt.

Most people do not think about finances when they are getting married. It takesrepparttar 149427 romance out of it. But it is necessary to make some sort of arrangements, or at least a plan of how to get things consolidated.

Letís start with checking accounts. There are a couple ways to go about it. Many financial experts believe that you should keep your individual accounts. It will be easier to manage and keep track of transactions with only one hand inrepparttar 149428 cookie jar.

Open up a joint account for your expenditures. Each should deposit a certain percent intorepparttar 149429 joint account to cover your allotted expenditure budget. What is left over can be deposited into your separate accounts and savings account.

Planning Your Outdoor Wedding Reception

Written by Randy Wilson


An outdoor wedding reception can be host to an almost unlimited number of guests and hasrepparttar aura of nature that can never be duplicated in an indoor ballroom. Some ofrepparttar 149396 following outdoor wedding reception ideas should help to get you started with planning this special day, including avoiding some ofrepparttar 149397 dangers involved with an outdoor setting.

One ofrepparttar 149398 great advantages of outdoor wedding receptions isrepparttar 149399 cost. If you have your own suitable parcel of land, you can save thousands of dollars overrepparttar 149400 rental of a reception hall. Even renting someone else's private land forrepparttar 149401 event is generally cheaper than a ballroom.

Hosting an outdoor wedding reception at a public park is not recommended because public parks are just that: public. It can be difficult to control who will and will not end up wandering around eatingrepparttar 149402 hors d'oeuvres. There is plenty of private acreage for rent just about anywhere, quite suitable for a large outdoor wedding reception. This allows you more managed access torepparttar 149403 event.

A great thing aboutrepparttar 149404 outdoors is that you can have games and entertainment that wouldn't be possible indoors. Outdoor games such as horseshoes and croquet are always a hit and can help to keeprepparttar 149405 younger guests occupied and out of trouble.

The one thing you simply can't control isrepparttar 149406 weather. Outdoor wedding receptions are always at risk of being caught up in a storm. Plan for rain, hope for rain, even pray for rain! This way,repparttar 149407 worst streak of bad luck will result in a beautiful, sunny day. Set up plenty of sheltered space to ensure adequate coverage fromrepparttar 149408 elements. Even ifrepparttar 149409 weather stays clear, large canopy tents provide your guests with some relief fromrepparttar 149410 sun.

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