Let your marriage plans set the parameters for your wedding planning. By that I mean, you don’t want to figure out your budget before you figure out what kind of marriage you want to have.
- How do you envision your future together?
- What kind of life and lifestyle do you want to build?
- What brought you together and what will keep you together?
- What are the values that you’re going to base that future on?
- What are the promises that you know you can keep to one another?
Only once those questions are answered should you begin to consider your budget: because you want a budget that reflects your values and a wedding that reflects your marriage dreams. You want to keep focusing your wedding: ceremony, vows and receptions on the marriage ahead.
Tip: Wedding planning should start with marriage planning. Sit together and dream of your future. Only then should you begin to build a budget.