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MANAGING A BUDGET making the right choices to stay in budget Now that you’re engaged the wheels are turning in your mind and the possibilities for everything just seem endless and overwhelming. Before you get wrapped up in everything, the first thing on a newly engaged woman’s mind is the date. The date is important for the price factor, and determines the expenses to match the season especially if a holiday lands around your set wedding date. You don’t want to go over budget because you forgot Valentine’s Day is in February. Oops! On average, a wedding costs roughly as much as a new car, and today it’s the bride and groom paying, not the parents. This is a huge financial burden to take on, especially when you are just starting out together. However, there are ways to get help with your wedding. It isn’t necessary to pay for absolutely everything yourself, usually the bride’s family will help with the dress and the groom’s family will help with something like catering. Just don’t depend on them for everything! If you happen to know anyone in the bridal industry, such as a baker, seamstress, photographer, etc, now is the time to call in the favors. Usually if they’re your friends, they have no problem discounting their work for you or doing your wedding free of charge. If your friends give you a discount or work for free for you, keep this in mind and remember to get them a little something extra as a thank you. This could be anything from a present to a nicer hotel room when they come for your ceremony. After your parents have helped you some and all your friends have been called up, its time to start crunching numbers. Figure out just how much you can afford

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