Who hasn’t dreamed of a fairy tale wedding, or let’s just stay more realistic, who hasn’t dreamed of a simple, lovely, yet affordable wedding? We actually all did. I’m currently getting my wedding arrangements sat and I can tell you how hard it is, and how much does it cost: A LOT.
Since my wedding is few months far from today, I thought about starting to save for this HUGE event.
I’m half way there but it’s worth it, because you want this day to be the best that you’ve ever had. Here are few tips I wanted to share with you, because saving up for a wedding cuts the cost but also the stress. :)
First step: Define the cost and set a budget
The cost of a wedding is always big, no matter what type of organization formula you choose. The best way to control this cost is to set a budget and stick to it no matter what. Once you have sat a budget, make a list of everything you need -even the small details- and start looking for hot deals. By the same way, try to use your coupons or even bargain if you can!
Second step: Define your monthly saving amount
Let’s put it back together: Your budget is set as well as your wedding cost. Now you have to start saving according to these two variables (and time as well, of course).
The one and only advise that I’d like you to stick with is be realistic concerning how much money you can put aside to meet your target. Don’t forget that you also have a life, charges and responsibilities that you have to face regardless your wedding saving plan.
Third step: Work it out!
Always put in mind that the sooner you start to save, the better it is. You will be able to control your cost and make the most of it.
Second, you will have to look for a place to stash your savings. You can get inspired by the article I’ve already made for building an emergency fund. An online bank account is always a good idea, since you don’t have access to your cash directly. You can also ask your account adviser to provide you with a credit card that can give 0% interest in purchase for even more than a year.
Fourth step: Watch your savings grow
It is very important to watch your saving’s evolution. Think about checking your account at least once every 3 months, to make sure you are getting the best rate of interest.
More important, enjoy “crawling” into these arrangements, once one of your tasks is completely done, you get a satisfaction feeling that doesn’t resemble to anything else, and this is priceless.
Be happy! :)