10 Biggest Bridal Budget Blunders

Warning: budget hazards ahead! Here, the most common wedding-spending pitfalls and surefire ways to avoid them.

6. Not Knowing What You Both Want

Ever go food shopping, without a list, when you’ve skipped lunch? You probably spent too much on stuff you didn’t need. Same thing with weddings: When you’re unsure what you want, you’re susceptible to sales pitches, to vendors pushing for more expensive choices, or to someone who insists you need, say, engraved invites.

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Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone for Wedding Paper Divas

The Solution: Figure out what you really — really — must have. After that, financial decisions come easier.

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