GUEST BLOGGER: EMMA PARKHURST
If you’ve ever looked up the average cost of a wedding, you may have had the same reaction as me – time to elope! Did you know the average cost of a wedding in the United States in 2017 was a whopping $33,391?! Fortunately for us Utahans, our state average is only a ‘mere’ $18,516 according to The Knot. Unfortunately for my now-husband and I, we didn’t want to spend 18 big ones on our wedding last year. After we took the time to go over our combined expenses and income, we landed on a total budget of $10,000. It was intimidating that our budget was below the state average, so we decided to apply some general money management skills throughout our planning process to keep our minds (and budget) at ease. Here are the top 3 most beneficial steps we took to avoid overspending:
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