For the first time in my life, I’m planning a wedding and it goes without saying that I’m pretty excited. But with two kids to care for and a house purchase coming up this summer, I’m also realistic. I want to celebrate marrying my soulmate with a fun-filled gathering of friends and family. But I don’t want to spend a fortune to do it.
That’s why my fiance and I set a budget on our wedding before he even proposed. Our goal? To spend only around $5000 on a wedding and reception that still has all the elements we want. And over the next seven months, I’ll be sharing the progress we make on our goal, along with plenty of tips and ideas for keeping a wedding budget under control.