Your wedding day is one of the most momentous occasions of your life. Here are tips that will make sure you are prepared to make it a very special event without breaking the bank.
The love of your life has said yes to your proposal, and the date has been set. So now what? It is time to create a budget punch list of your obligations. Things to consider are what to wear to the rehearsal dinner, a tuxedo for the wedding and the honeymoon. By doing some research, you begin to get an idea of the costs. Create a budget to cover these expenses. A word to the wise is to round up the final budget figure by 10 percent to ensure you have some wiggle room to cover any extra costs.
If you truly want to impress your bride-to-be, then you may want to consider what kind of transportation you want to use when arriving at the wedding and after the ceremony is over. Hiring a limousine is customary, but you may want to consider a horse-drawn carriage, weather permitting. Other ideas include an antique car, boat or vintage muscle car. If you are going to use your car, have it professionally washed as well as detailed. Remember to add these costs to your budget punch list.
Sooner Is Better
Okay, guys, this is not a time to procrastinate. It’s recommended that you budget ahead of time to account for every expense. The sooner you decide what you want to wear, how you want to ride and where you are going for your honeymoon, the sooner you can get these things reserved. Be prepared to have to put down a deposit. Have your dates and times lined up when you get on the phone or online to make reservations. Also, think of any questions you may have about the service. The sooner you get things locked in, the more options you have available. Also, most times, this locks in the price of the service.
You have covered the engagement ring, but the wedding ring needs to be chosen as well as engraved. This needs to be in the budget. Also, think about what you want to be engraved inside the band. The wedding date and initials are traditional, but you may want to include a brief sentiment. Make sure the band is a good match with the engagement ring so she can wear it easily. Allow time for the engraving to be done. This may be an extra expense, so give it a line in the budget.
This is a time to put your A-game into play. Don’t procrastinate on planning for this magical day, so you can make awesome lifetime memories.
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