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He Said, She Said: 5 Blunders Engaged Couples Can Avoid

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She said “yes” and now it’s time to plan for the big day. But planning the perfect wedding isn’t all rainbows and butterflies, and neither are the decisions that you and your spouse-to-be will have to make about what life will be like after you’re married.

Photo via bethesmartwife.com

Photo via bethesmartwife.com

Now don’t fret or go calling off that wedding. Take solace in the fact that many of these issues are common things that all engaged couples go through. With just a little bit of communication and cooperation, such issues can be easily resolved. Here’s a look at five of the most common blunders that engaged couples make and how to avoid them:

  • Financial: The No. 1 reason as to why a marriage falls apart – or fails to even get going in the first place – is money. So make sure that you’re clear with your spouse on how you’ll be living and working following the wedding. It might even be worthwhile to start making a weekly or monthly budget while you’re engaged to ease into managing your joint finances. And don’t forget to set a budget for your wedding!
  • Share responsibility: Divide up wedding tasks with your spouse. For instance, you might handle the photographer and let your spouse handle booking the NH hotels room block for your guests and the DJ or band. Having good communication and a wedding to-do list that you and your spouse can tackle together is key to staying organized and productive.
  • Get help: A common blunder associated with wedding planning is assuming that you and your spouse can do everything yourselves. That’s a recipe for a wedding disaster, and you want to enjoy the big day! So don’t skimp on a photographer, a florist, decorator and other professionals that can help take care of your wedding details so that you can enjoy your special day.
  • Think ahead: If you have your heart set on a wedding date, don’t get your heart set on a venue. Beggars can’t be choosers, so be prepared to work with the venue’s availability if you’re set on having your wedding at a certain place.
  • Don’t forget about the church: Many engaged couples will just assume that the church they plan on being married in will be available at their disposal. That’s not the case. Churches have a schedule too. So just like in the case of the event venue, you have to be expected to work with the church’s schedule too. On a side note, many churches will require couples to go through marriage prep classes prior to getting married. Don’t put these off until the last minute!  Stay on task and on track with our free wedding guide, available here. 
    Photo via MyWedding.com

    Photo via MyWedding.com

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