SET UP A WEDDING ACCOUNT
Before you make any other decisions, decide on the dollar amount you want to spend for the big day. Set up a wedding bank account, if you draw only from these funds for the wedding you will be sure to stick to your budget.
If you must go into debt for your wedding, open a wedding-only credit card account with a set limit, pay if off each month if possible and do not increase the limit for any reason.This way each month, you’ll know exactly how much you’ve spent on your wedding. (If you do get a credit card, ensure it is one with a 0% introductory rate and that it gets paid off each month. The interest charges shouldn’t add to your budget!).