Does having your dream wedding mean not being able to put a down payment on your dream home? The answer is “yes” to an alarming number of couples these days.
. The most popular wedding months are June and October, with longtime leader June losing ground as people marry later in life and not right out of school. The most popular day to get married is on a Saturday with a nighttime reception. If budget conscience couples were to consider a January wedding after the holiday rush is over -- cold weather wedding venues will be generally empty and well-priced. Weekend brunch weddings can be served buffet-style with more reasonably priced menu choices than an evening sit-down dinner.
: As people’s expectation for a weddings are expensive, couples considering their long-term financial future will be best served searching for bargains, using non-traditional venues, considering alternative metals for their rings, and selectively using wedding services. All these together will help those who do not want their marriage celebration to overwhelm other equally important financial goals.