Common Budgeting Mistakes.. How to Avoid Them

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Budgeting is the biggest struggle most newlyweds face. You're trying to keep up with trends and make a memorable day, but you end up drowning in bills after. It's not a fun experience especially for those who really are trying their best. Luckily we’ve made a list of the budgeting mistakes most newlyweds make and how to avoid them, because honestly what better way to learn than from other peoples mishaps, instead of your own. 

Not researching prices 

When creating a budget and estimate numbers for how much things cost, it’s important to realize these numbers don’t just appear from thin air. They could, but they won't be accurate, which is why it’s important to research research research. Call up different places, make a comparative sheet, write whose the ideal and who you can settle with, really understand the options so you don’t feel like you're backed up in a corner. 

Having a big guest list 

A common mishap that happens, especially in Egypt, is not controlling the guest list. We get it, sometimes a friend brings a friend, and there's always that distant aunt or uncle that shows up and you just can’t remember their names, it happens. However it’s important to make sure that there's still a bit of control, like maybe the entire hairdresser salon doesn't have to come, or the lady that does your eyebrows. Remember you can invite as many as you want/ can but remember to add at least 25 extra people to that number as a rule of thumb. Another thing you can do is check out our website to compile a guest list effectively and easily. 

Skipping the just-in-case saving

Some people, okay actually most people forget to leave an amount from the budget aside to the important expenses that surprise you on the day. For example, transportation for the caterers can surprise you, or maybe garbage removal, food delivery. They all seem like small extra costs but these costs add up to very big costs, and then suddenly you're stuck with another bill. Best thing to do is dedicate 5% of your budget to these surprise costs, and if it ends up you having some leftover, it can always go to the honeymoon budget! 

Read more: Before 11 months: How to Determine Your Wedding Budget

Not Prioritizing

So let's say, you have a clear budget, you left some aside just in case, and you even narrowed down your guest list. It just so happens as you’re writing everything out, you realize you're still over, this is where prioritizing comes in. Are the swans necessary or a choice, what about the moving chandelier? Luckily for you, you don’t have to decide alone! Head over to the budgeting section on our website and we’ll help you get through this, bills and all

Budgeting is the biggest struggle most newlyweds face. You're trying to keep up with trends and make a memorable day, but you end up drowning in bills after. It's not a fun experience especially for those who really are trying their best. Luckily we’ve made a list of the budgeting mistakes most newlyweds make and how to avoid them, because honestly what better way to learn than from other peoples mishaps, instead of your own. 

Not researching prices 

When creating a budget and estimate numbers for how much things cost, it’s important to realize these numbers don’t just appear from thin air. They could, but they won't be accurate, which is why it’s important to research research research. Call up different places, make a comparative sheet, write whose the ideal and who you can settle with, really understand the options so you don’t feel like you're backed up in a corner. 

Having a big guest list 

A common mishap that happens, especially in Egypt, is not controlling the guest list. We get it, sometimes a friend brings a friend, and there's always that distant aunt or uncle that shows up and you just can’t remember their names, it happens. However it’s important to make sure that there's still a bit of control, like maybe the entire hairdresser salon doesn't have to come, or the lady that does your eyebrows. Remember you can invite as many as you want/ can but remember to add at least 25 extra people to that number as a rule of thumb. Another thing you can do is check out our website to compile a guest list effectively and easily. 

Skipping the just-in-case saving

Some people, okay actually most people forget to leave an amount from the budget aside to the important expenses that surprise you on the day. For example, transportation for the caterers can surprise you, or maybe garbage removal, food delivery. They all seem like small extra costs but these costs add up to very big costs, and then suddenly you're stuck with another bill. Best thing to do is dedicate 5% of your budget to these surprise costs, and if it ends up you having some leftover, it can always go to the honeymoon budget! 

Read more: Before 11 months: How to Determine Your Wedding Budget

Not Prioritizing

So let's say, you have a clear budget, you left some aside just in case, and you even narrowed down your guest list. It just so happens as you’re writing everything out, you realize you're still over, this is where prioritizing comes in. Are the swans necessary or a choice, what about the moving chandelier? Luckily for you, you don’t have to decide alone! Head over to the budgeting section on our website and we’ll help you get through this, bills and all