Not being able to agree on a budget with your spouse-to-be can make wedding planning tough. You want the big day you’ve always dreamed of with lots of flowers, food, and fun. They want to keep things more low-key (and budget-friendly). So what can you do? Here are some tips for when you and your sweetie just don’t see eye-to-eye on funding your wedding.
Educate Yourself About Money
Managing your money as a married couple can be a major source of stress. Start your marriage off on the right financial foot by getting a bit of a financial education. Educating yourself (and your sweetheart) about finances might change the way that you budget for your wedding!
After you learn a bit more about money management, it’s easier to see each other’s side of the wedding budget argument. Sit down with your partner and discuss everything, big and small, that you have to budget for on your big day. Then, see where you can each make compromises. The spender could decide to go with making your own invitations instead of having them printed. The saver could agree to a pricier photographer who has rave reviews online to capture the special moments of the day.
Start a Side Hustle
When you’re planning a wedding, you don’t have a lot of free time. But starting a side hustle to make a little extra cash to put towards the celebration can make some wiggle room in your budget. Figure out what you’re good at and what you like to do, then do it for money. You can sell crafts, walk dogs, deliver food, or tutor students. The possibilities are endless! Raising the funds you need for the wedding of your dreams may seem impossible, but doing a side job for a few months can make those dreams a reality.
Consider a Personal Loan
Companies like SkyCap Financial and other providers can help you supplement a small wedding budget. Whether you need the extra cash to put out-of-town guests up in a hotel, splurge for the filet mignon at your reception, or plan a relaxing honeymoon getaway after the big day, a personal loan makes budgeting one less stressor during the wedding planning process.
Make it Unconventional
One of the easiest ways to have top-notch vendors at budget-friendly prices is to plan your wedding for an unconventional time. Most weddings take place in spring, summer, or around the holidays and on weekend nights. Plan your wedding for a weekday or during off-months of the year. That way, you can get that gorgeous venue or delicious caterer that the spender wants for a price that the saver is comfortable with.
Getting the funds you need for a wedding, especially when you and your partner can’t agree on a budget, can be stressful. Learning how to be smart with your money, planning strategically, and finding creative methods of bringing in cash can help you have a luxurious wedding day on a tiny budget!