One of the hardest parts of wedding planning is figuring out what is absolutely necessary and what is just nice to have. We totally get it — that’s us every single time we shop at Target, too! We’ve narrowed down our top tips on what to absolutely splurge on and what not to splurge hopefully helping ease the decision process!
I would recommend only splurging on what is at utmost importance to you and your spouse-to-be whether that’s your venue, photographer, or simply great food. Start by making a list of your 3 must-have wedding items, and have your S.O. do the same! Compare the lists, and talk about why it’s important for you to have and how comfortable you are spending more money on it. We all like to save money here and there, so be reasonable on your max limit. Don’t forget to also be open to hearing your partner out on their choices — even if it’s an awful 80’s rock cover band!
Not to Splurge
When it’s the most important day of your life, everything seems worth it. It’s hard to cut something out of that ideal day that you’ve been imagining in your head for so long. However, the day is about one thing: you and your partner. The extras, while they’re beautiful and fun, often end up costing more than planned and sometimes aren’t even used. Consider saving on things that might only be used for a small segment of your wedding like your programs, customized cocktail napkins for happy hour, or even your guest favors. Cutting out smaller items here and there can help you save in the long run and use that cash for other things that you really care about! Oftentimes your guests won’t even notice they weren’t there!
What are you splurging or not splurging on? Let us know in the comments below!
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