Like it or not, weddings are not cheap. Sure, there are a lot of things you can do to minimize the cost of the Big Day, but, in the end, even with the most budget-friendly choices, the total spending will be quite large.
Of course, you want your wedding to be amazing, but what does that mean when it comes to talking to your parents and his parents about money?
We have some tips for you – continue reading and find out more.
- Start with a discussion between the two of you. You and your fiancé need to be on the same page in every way possible, so that you can support each other in your discussions with the parents. Decide together who will pay for the wedding, if you split the costs, or if you just want to cover for the entire cost.
- Whatever you decide to tell your parents, be gentle with the way you do it. If you decide to refuse their help, or accept only partially, talk to your parents and politely tell them this. If you decide to accept their help, but want to make sure you still have control over the wedding elements, reiterate this to your parents, but, again, do it politely.
- Are both sides of your family helping? Make sure none feels offended, then. If, for example, your parents want to cover for a larger part of the wedding costs, try to balance things out with them and run it by the other side of the soon-to-be family. This way, nobody’s feelings will be hurt.
- Decide very clearly who pays for what. If you and/or your parents are splitting the cost, be very clear to what each of the sides is covering for. This will avoid unnecessary stress in the future.
- Create a sensible budget plan. Of course, you are thankful for the help your parents are offering. Show them you care about their help by spending it wisely, according to a well-thought plan. Doing this will save you from stress and anxiety later on!
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