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    Budgeting Tips For Planning A Wedding

    Planning a wedding can be chaotic, confusing and stressful, but sorting out the budget is a big part of taking away the stress and managing the whole process. We’ve teamed up with, experts in short term loans, to bring you 5 practical steps to make budgeting for a wedding a whole lot easier.

    5 Steps To Manage Your Wedding Budget

    1. Make A List

    One of the very first things you should do is make a list. Brainstorm and write down every single element of your wedding and get specific. Don’t forget to think about before the wedding and after, like where you’ll stay that night and the honeymoon. You could use a tool like Trello to make the lists, then you can easily move things around to different columns as they’re completed or dealt with.

    Whether your wedding is going to be big or small, you will need to do this to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything. The list is going to be long! However, at this stage, you just want to write everything and anything down. You’ll start sorting it later.

    2. Sort By Cost

    Once you’ve got your list, you should then note down whether, on the whole, each thing is cheap, moderate or costly. For example, the venue is probably going to be pricey while the decorative bunting might be cheap! This will be really helpful when it comes to stage 5. Assign a category for everything from the small to the big things.

    3. Make Some Basic Decisions

    At this point, there are some basic things you need to consider. Firstly, if you haven’t decided already, you’ll need to work out whether you want a big or small wedding, specifically in terms of the number of guests. This is going to be really important in working out how big your budget is going to need to be and how it’s going to be distributed.

    You’ll also need to think about how much of a ‘homemade’, DIY wedding you want to have. Some people are happy to do a lot of the things themselves, making the table decorations or the favors, for example, while others wouldn’t want this at all. It’s worth thinking and talking about so you can consider it in step 5!

    4. Family Gifts

    Weddings are often a time when family members show their generous sides. It might be that you have family members that want to contribute financially to the wedding. You’ll want to take this into account when it comes to budgeting and when thinking about how you’re going to distribute your budget.

    A lot of the time, family members might want to pay for specific things. For example, your dad might want to pay for the wedding dress or your uncle might want to buy the wine.

    It’s important when you’re having these conversations to really clarify exactly what the person means and how much they’re expecting this to cost. If your parents say they want to pay for the wedding, find out if they have a budget in mind, whether they mean the whole thing, and what they’re picturing.

    It might also be worth seeing if there are any caveats involved! They might be willing to pay for the wedding as long as they get to choose the guest list, for example. Make sure everything is really clear so you can make informed decisions about your budget.

    5. Your Priorities

    Once you have everything noted down, with the most basic guide to cost (cheap, moderate, costly), and you have an idea of how your family wants to contribute, you can start thinking about what your priorities are.

    You can think big priorities — some people choose to prioritize the honeymoon over the reception, for example — but also your smaller priorities. How important is food for you? Or music? Use your cheap-moderate-costly list to see what things you might be able to move to other categories to make way for the things that are more important to you.

    For example, you might have put both the photographer and the cake in the ‘moderate’ price category. However, you could then decide that having a great photographer means a lot to you while the cake doesn’t, so you can shift your budget so the cake will cost less and you can spend more on the photographer.

    If you decided you’re happy to do a few DIY things, then put these next to some of the items on your list. What are your talents (or what are your family good at!) that you could utilize?

    When you know where your priorities lie, you can start to decide where you want to place the emphasis on your budget: where you want to spend more and which things you’re happy to cut back on.

    Following these five steps should help you to manage your budget in a way that suits you as a couple perfectly — without missing things out!

  • InLifestyle

    New Tattooed You

    Getting inked for many might be something you do for fun or after a few drinks but when you don’t want to wake up with a face full of regret, you need to spend some serious time thinking about what a tattoo means to you and if it’s the right choice.

    Get it right and you’ll have a living piece of art that stays with you for the rest of your life, reminding you of a loved one or special place in your life. Get it wrong and you’re looking into Laser Tattoo Removal that’s going to cost in terms of time, money and your comfort levels.

    So, how do you make the right choice and how will you make a decision that you don’t live to regret? Read more

  • InTravel, Wedding

    Tying the Knot Abroad: How to Prepare for a Wedding Overseas

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    Waking up to a grey sky on your wedding day can be disheartening – of course, it won’t affect the magic of the day itself, but it can still be frustrating. Aside from guests not showing up, messing up the vows, and forgetting the wedding rings, bad weather is one of the top wedding fears. That could be why more couples than ever before are choosing to tie the knot in a foreign country.

    If you already have a dream destination in mind, you might want to take some time to read up on the laws of the country before you make your decision. Here are some rules and regulations surrounding getting married in some of the most popular wedding destinations in the world. Read more

  • InLifestyle

    Why You Should Invest in Professional Photoshoots as You Get Older

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    A valuable concept throughout your lifetime, and especially when you get beyond retirement age, is memories; and nothing immortalizes a memory more than a photograph. Whether it’s looking back at how gorgeous you looked in that prom dress or that first picture you ever took with your sweetheart, photography works in capturing a moment which will last forever.

    Nobody likes to acknowledge that they’re getting older, but you still have to take care so that you can look back on your happy times with ease. Pictures really do say a thousand words, and here’s why you should seriously think about investing in photographs and professional photography when you reach elderly age. Read more

  • InHealth

    How to Get Rid of Unwanted Bloating


    People have started to understand the fact that their life can never be stable if they do not have good health. Unbalanced health is responsible for many problems in life; not only physical but also mental and emotional problems. Our health distresses us and that lead to heart diseases, depression, and other life-threatening problems. We should do whatever it takes to be healthy and avoid as many health problems as we can.

    Most of the health problems are directly or indirectly related to our stomach. It is the root cause of many major health diseases. One of the most common gut problems that many people face is bloating. Bloating is a temporary feeling of full and heavy. Your jeans seem to get tight, your favorite dresses stop fitting you; but you need not worry, this problem is just temporary. Read more

  • InHealth

    Buying in to the superfood hype: is it worthwhile?

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    The hype surrounding superfoods has become hard to ignore in the past few years but finding the true value of these products can prove difficult. Recent years has seen the emergence of the likes of sweet potato, kale, and quinoa. However, sometimes healthy eating can be costly and is it worth the extra money you spend? And what exactly is a superfood? Well, to be a superfood a product must give a high quantity of nutritional value and antioxidants.  Join Suttons, the go-to for gardening gifts, and find out more about these uber trendy foods. Read more

  • InHealth

    Steps to Take When Recovering from the Flu


    On average, around 5 to 20 percent of the population in the US will get the flu every year, and around 200,000 Americans are hospitalized every year because of flu-related illnesses. Flu is a contagious infection. Otherwise known as influenza, it can cause uncomfortable symptoms that come on very quickly, such as feeling tired, achy, and a sore throat. While the worst symptoms of flu tend to only last a few days, you may feel the aftereffects such as fatigue for weeks following your recovery. Therefore, you should be sure to take care of yourself and take these steps on how to recover from the flu. Read more

  • InHome Improvement

    How To Shop Around For The Perfect Mattress


    A new mattress is not your average impulse purchase. The mattress is arguably the most important element of your bedroom. This guide should help you gain a better understanding of the correct way to choose your mattress, in order to secure the restful sleep you need to recharge your batteries.

    Keep reading to find out what are the top reasons people decide to replace their old mattress, how to make the best choice, and why buying your mattress online is an excellent idea. Read more

  • InWedding

    Ultimate Guide for Men’s Rings

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    When it comes to adding some glamour and style in your overall look then getting finger bling would become compulsory for the men’s jewelry section in wardrobe. The time has long gone when rings were being considered as a part of women jewelry only. If you are going to make a perfect choice in men’s rings then you will become able to get every eye on you. Although women rings are quite easier to choose because they can wear plenty of styles. But when it comes to select a men’s ring then you have to know some things before making a purchase. So, in this ultimate guide of men’s ring, you will get a better idea about the things which you must consider while buying a perfect men’s ring. Read more

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