Post # 1
Any advice? I’m just starting out on the planning. We’re shooting for next December- a holiday/Christmas themed wedding celebration party (post-elopement). The hardest thing I’ve come across so far is whittling down the guest list!
Post # 3
Start a wedding savings account as soon as you can. Decide on an amount to put in there from each paycheck, and stick to it. Make sure you have enough money to cover all your deposits, which are often required when you book your vendors and reserve the venue. If your parents, or his parents, have offered to contribute, make sure you include that money in your budgeting!
Make sure you look online (or search the boards here) for a comprehensive budgeting list. There are always little things that you forget that end up adding up!
Post # 4
@daniellenshriver: I think I would create a spreadsheet and project my potential expenses, income and savings, so tht I had a good idea how much money was possible without going into debt. Know where you spend money and know how to use that for predicting future expenses.
Post # 5
@daniellenshriver: To follow up @abbie017: I would suggest an automatic savings plan. I have an ING account that automatically withdraws money from my chequing account at each pay and then divides it into smaller savings accounts (wedding fund, house fund, etc.). Then you don’t have to make an effort to remember every week or two.