Find helpful tips on how to better manage your money
Brendan and Ciaran wanted the perfect wedding. They had a good idea of budget, but when they costed out every detail, they realised it was going to cost more than they had. Luckily, they were planning well in advance, so they saved as much as they could by shopping more carefully, eating in, and skipping luxuries. They kept track of their goal and when they realised that savings wasn’t going to be enough they agreed a small loan to make up the difference, budgeting for the repayments in their plan as well.
Think of all the things that you need for your wedding. The venue, the number of guests, catering, rings, the dress, photography and entertainment.
Keep a column for the costs, another for possible cash gifts and of course add a little buffer because there's always the extra guest and the last minute run over in costs.