You’re engaged – congratulations! Now it’s time for the really exciting part… planning the wedding! Setting your budget is probably the most important decision you will make, but for many couples figuring out how much they will need for their dream wedding day can be a challenge. You might already have a figure in mind, or perhaps you have no idea how much you will need to budget for your perfect wedding day. To make the planning easier, we have put together a step-by-step guide to help you work out how to budget for your wedding and, more importantly, how to stick to it! 

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How much can you afford?

This might seem really obvious but it is the most important first step when it comes to planning your wedding budget. No matter how much money you might have available, a wedding can be a really significant expense so making sure you have a budget – and stick to it – can help reduce any stress about your big day. Not only is it important to think about how much money you have available, but you should also consider how much you’d be willing to spend on your wedding. By having this figure in your mind before you start planning, you will be able to set your expectations accordingly – and make any adjustments if you need to. Try and find out before you start planning if your family are going to gift any contributions to you. This can help inform the overall budget. 

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