Wedding Ideas: Budgets
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Back in the day, it was assumed and expected that the bride's parents would cover a significant portion of the wedding celebration. Fortunately, customs and traditions have changed for good. Today, while the bride's parents can choose to take the onus on themselves and the groom's parents also often voluntarily step up to make contributions; most couples volunteer to cover a significant portion of the wedding cost. This is especially done if the families involved are considering taking wedding loans.
When planning a wedding, there are a million and one things to think about. While you might have budgeted for big-ticket items like the venue and dress using our handy budget calculator, there are some hidden wedding costs that can sneak up on you. Here are the top twelve that catch couples out...
If you want to know how much to spend on your wedding day, then what better way than with our free wedding budget calculator? We'll take your budget and split it between your wedding venue and suppliers to let you know how much you should be spending on each category. It's the easiest way to keep track of your wedding finances and stay on track with your budget.
If you're a bride on a budget, then it can sometimes seem impossible to plan the kind of extravagant weddings you see on Instagram and Pinterest. Don't panic - with a bit of planning, you can create an incredible, personal wedding day that your guests will love without breaking the bank. Guest writer Sophia Smith shares her ideas for an amazing wedding on a budget...
Although these days couples tend to split the wedding bill evenly (or head to the bank of mum and dad), there are traditional rules when it comes to who pays for what. Read More
So, you've got the longest wish list in the world for your wedding and fabulous #goal worthy ideas from countless sources of inspiration (GfB, wink!)... Where on earth does the money come into all of this?
One of the most important things to address early on in wedding planning is your wedding finance - as of 2017, the national average wedding spend was quoted as being around £27,000. However, we found that our budget-savvy brides spent a lot less than this, with an average spend of £16,500. As most couples don't have this kind of money lying around, it's crucial to address up front how you intend to finance your wedding.
Traditionally the cost of the wedding was split between the bride's parents and the groom. As women have become more independent and financially secure, the current trend is for the bride and groom to pay for as much as they can, with help from both families as and when appropriate. This can vary greatly as to each person's financial status and the requirements of the wedding itself, but if you're interested in what traditional wedding etiquette dictates, this is what each person would traditionally pay for...
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