When you are in the planning stages for your upcoming nuptials, you may be tempted to go into "shopping mode" where anything wedding-ish ends up in your cart. To keep your budget in check you should avoid making purchases until you are clear on what you actually need to buy. One of the side effects of shopping mode is that you end up buying odds and ends which in the end can clash with your overall decor.
DIY Projects are probably the biggest culprit when it comes to blowing your budget because even though the purchases seem small, it adds up in the end and you may not even end up finishing the project or get intended results.
Once you have booked your wedding coordinator, venue, caterer, florist and/or event decor & rental company, you can go down the list of anything that isn't already provided by these vendors and then purchase or rent the remaining items as needed. Often one vendor may have several services and products under one roof and they may even offer discounts for combining different services or products.
So next time you're tempted to make an impulse buy at Michaels or your local wedding store, make sure that you are sticking to your list. Your budget will thank us!
Posted by Veronica Enns