Life of a Bride-to-Be : Wedding Budgeting 101 (Chapter 1)

Life of a Bride-to-Be : Wedding Budgeting 101 (Chapter 1)

On February 20th I got engaged. Probably the most exciting day of my life (aside from the day I joined the Gen-Y Wingman squad here at CNB). It was a day full of tears (happy of course) and laughter. Once we got that out of the way – it occurred to me just how much work it was going to be to plan a wedding.

Part of the problem is that my sister, and maid of honor – Molly, is currently attending school out in California so we wanted to pick a date that she would be at home. And we didn’t really want to wait a long time to get married either. The date we picked turns out to be only about 6 months after our engagement day.

So, now I’m planning a wedding all by my lonesome. We didn’t hire a planner and Molly’s not very available to help. And there’s the groom who frequently tries to convince me that we just need to hop on a plane and elope.

You’re probably asking, “Why is this crazy girl going on and on about a wedding on a financial website? And why is she posting it for the entire world to read?” The answer, my friends, is because planning a wedding means one major thing – budgeting. (At least it does when you’re a recent college graduate like me.)

Anyway, I’d like to invite you to join me on the ride of a lifetime… as I plan out my wedding and blog about the details. If you’re skittish about weddings then steer clear, by all means. It’s bound to be hilarious though… I find that life usually is.

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