Your wedding costs are adding up and you have endless 'to do' lists, it is scarey how much you could spend if money was no object! Hopefully you are finding lots of ideas on this site on how to save money when you are planning your wedding.
The most important thing is that your wedding costs are affordable to you.
And the only way to ensure they are affordable is if you set yourself a Wedding Budget.
Please don't get yourself into debt with your wedding plans as this is not a good start to married life!
When you have your Budget set, now work out what you can afford from it.
Your biggest wedding cost is going to be your venue and this will normally take up about half of your budget. So it's a good idea to have a look at the type of venues that you can afford on half of your budget. If you can't find anything then look at reducing your numbers and also have a look at Cheap Wedding venue ideas. If you can save on your venue you will have more money for all the other areas.
Next biggest cost will be the Wedding Food, check out all of my top tips on how to save on feeding your guests. It may be as simple as changing the timings on your reception.
Wedding Entertainment can also be a big cost, again it doesn't have to be there are lots of ways to keep your guests happy without hiring a great big band or DJ.
Now look at your wedding dress and/or suits.
When you have had a good look at all of the big costs and estimated how much these will cost you, you can allocate the rest of your budget to invitations, cars, flowers, favors
Again, look at making savings where you can.
Making money from your wedding has become the norm for everybody. I am not talking about selling exclusive rights to Hello for millions, though that would be nice, this is much more practical.
More brides are looking to sell wedding items after their wedding day, what may surprise you is that a lot will put their dress up for sale before the day. Wedding dresses can take a little while to sell and this way brides are ensuring their dress is being sold while it is still in season and therefore increasing it's resell value.
One of the best places to sell your dress is Ebay as this will have the most traffic.
One of my friends even managed to sell 14 baskets from her table centerpieces, so make sure you have someone to collect all these wedding bits at the end of the day, they can all add up.
If during your wedding planning you have found a hidden craft talent, you could look at making more favors or invites and selling them.