Wedding Wednesday - I'm Engaged! Now What? - Week 4

Well take a look at that gorgeous ring of yours! Congratulations on your engagement! Before you walk down the aisle, you will stroll hand-in-hand down wedding planning road with your future hubby and we couldn’t be more excited for you! One of our primary goals here at Brilliant Bridal is to educate and empower our brides and grooms to make the right wedding planning decisions at the right time. Since there are so many newly engaged couples this time of year trying to figure out where to start now that they've said "yes" we are going to be doing a 5 week Wedding Wednesday blog series to help you get started in the right direction!

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We know this isn't breaking news here...but weddings can be REALLY expensive! At this stage of your wedding planning journey, this is the perfect time to

know your numbers!

It is never too early to start talking budget with those who are helping financially. You and your fiance should decide what things are most important to you. If both of you are foodies, you might consider having your budget tailored to allow for great catering. If you love to travel, maybe a destination wedding is perfect for you two! Discussing money early will help you identify what you’re willing to spend a little extra cash on, and in what areas you can keep things simple or cut out altogether.

If spreadsheets make you itch, we love Wedding Wire's free online budget tracker for helping to keep the numbers straight.  You can even set up payment schedules for your various vendors, schedule payment reminders, or export your budget into a spreadsheet to share with others that need to be in the know.

Next Wednesday is the 5th and final week of our "I'm Engaged! Now What?" series.  Don't miss the wrap up of this popular series!