How Are We Going To Pay For All
Tradition may hold that the bride's parents pay the majority
of the costs for the wedding and reception, but these days
anything goes. If either or both of you are established money
earners, you may be expected to shoulder most to all of the
costs associated with the wedding yourselves. Even the most
modest wedding can get very expensive, so it's wise to follow
these words of advice.
Set a budget and stick to it:
It's easy to believe the myth that the perfect wedding has
to cost tens of thousands of dollars. Do your research and
get creative when choosing locations, menus, decorations,
flowers and gifts. And cut back on expenses where you can
so that you have more money to devote to your wedding budget.
Read A Wedding
Budget Can Start Your Marriage on Track for more helpful
Apply for a joint credit card:
This makes it easier to split the wedding costs
evenly, teaches you about what it's like to share each other's
assets, and has the added benefit of giving you more security
when making deposits for big ticket items and services like
the wedding dress, caterer, photographer, etc. Of course,
if one of you has significantly better credit than the other,
it makes sense to get a Discover®
in that name only and then split the monthly bill. You can
also earn frequent flyer miles toward your honeymoon trip
with a frequent flyer credit card.
taking out a small loan: Okay, so maybe you do
want to splurge on a lavish wedding, after all. In that case,
you may want to consider applying for a low-interest personal
loan from LowCostLending.com.