Monday, December 7, 2015

Tips for Holiday Wedding Planning

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1. Add Wedding Needs to Your Wishlist

I know, I know... it's more fun to ask for that sweater you've been eyeing online, but during the holidays before your wedding it's more important to ask for your needs for the Big Day. Whether it's your shoes or some personalized napkins, anything you can get gifted to you now will be one less thing for you to spend money on next year. 

I still ask Santa for underwear and face wipes. What can I say? I'm all about basic needs people! But this year, your wedding needs should take priority this holiday season...

2. Buy DIY Supplies at a Discount

After Christmas is the time to stock up on any supplies you may need for your upcoming DIY projects. Don't worry about sifting through all of those picked over clothes on the shelves. 

You should be focusing on stocking up on fabric, mason jars, glue, wood, or anything you may be in need of for your projects. So when you have glued your hands together and are crying at the eleventh hour, at least you'll know you got all of this stuff half off. 

3. Be Mindful With Your Budget

This should be a given, but is definitely important when leading up to the year of your wedding. I love to give and I love to buy gifts for people. Really, I am just excited that Christmas gives me an excuse to go shopping and not feel bad about it. 

But these past couple of years I've set a limit for how much to spend on each person so I'm not just mindlessly buying gifts and over-spending. With all of the upcoming costs for the wedding, it's really important you stay tight with your pocketbooks. 

Here are a couple things you can do to save this season: Cash in all of your credit card points at the end of the year for gift cards. I do this every year and it takes care of all of my family members! As a couple, instead of buying each other gifts, try to give experiences instead. Kyle and I like to go to see The Nutcracker, drive and look at Christmas lights, or volunteer at a Special Olympics event. Focus on activities you can do together to get you into the holiday spirit rather than spending money on each other!

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