Obviously, you want your wedding to go without a hitch and marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with is a good start! Preparing your dream wedding takes effort but it doesn’t have to cost as much money as what you might think it does. We are here to give you some valuable tips and tricks.

It helps if you have a little longer to plan your wedding, sorting everything out in just a couple of months can be a little daunting and means you might not get it as perfectly as what you want to. By having longer to make the preparations for your wedding, you can get everything you need slowly. This makes it less stressful and means it’s going to be a little kinder on your bank account.

While starting to plan your wedding, I recommend writing down your budget and everything you need for the wedding, either on paper or on a spreadsheet. This will give you a rough idea on how much you can afford to spend on each component of the wedding. If money is not really an issue for you then that’s great and might make the preparations even easier.

Many will tell you that the first thing to take care of is the venue. Choosing a place where you can have the ceremony and reception in the same has its advantages but this is completely down to personal preference. The venue usually eats up the most money in people’s’ budgets and then you will see what you have to spend on everything else. Keep in mind that many venues include a meal for the entire wedding party and sometimes accommodation. Make sure that you fully research different venues in your area before you choose what’s right for you.