Wedding planning frenzy

Soon I will have been engaged for a month. I’ve been told by countless friends and read articles on a variety of wedding websites that planning for your wedding as soon as you get engaged, you need to begin planning right away.

And that I have. I’ve already chosen my wedding party and so has my fiance. We’ve picked out our colors, the location where we want to get hitched and we’re currently in the process of making a list of who to invite to our wedding and reception. Of course, our wedding will be a smaller group than the reception.

I read an article from allwomenstalk that said the average cost of a wedding in 2012 was around $28,000. My jaw dropped when I read that line. $28,000?! What were these couples buying?! But as soon as my dad helped me crunch some numbers, it all adds up fast and could easily add up to $28,000 or higher. Yikes! Steven and I don’t have that kind of money. He’s a college graduate and I’m entering my final year of college here shortly. We’re going to be paying off student loans and paying bills. Thankfully, our parents said they would help contribute – but we need to make a budget and figure out what who’s covering what.

Thankfully, Pinterest provides a variety of cost-saving articles and websites. Of course, it’s imperative to check the permalink to make sure that “pin” links to a legitimate website or isn’t some type of spam. I’m thinking of hitting up some dollar stores or places such as Meijer, Hobby Lobby, etc. to buy tons of cheap vases for center pieces, as well as decorations.

Since I will blog about a variety of topics, I’m going to write about my experiences with wedding planning, social work, journalism and a plethora of other topics. If you have any wedding saving tips, don’t hesitate to share them with me! 🙂

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