Setting Your Budget and Sticking To It
Your budget is the starting point for many of your wedding-related decisions and it should be one of the first items you tackle as a couple.
If there are going to be contributions from family members, check with them first on what they're comfortable spending or if you are paying for the wedding yourselves, choose a realistic amount and always budget for that little extravagant overspend.
Going over budget on the catering and serving 3 welcome drinks per guest will only mean that someone is going to get the chop from the wedding invite. It will be an uncomfortable phone call for Auntie Maureen to receive when she realizes she wont be coming to the wedding because you guys opted for imported Tulips from Holland for the table arrangements.