When you begin planning your wedding, you will naturally have big expectations. That might include the big wedding, expensive reception venue, top of the range caterers and gowns. What’s the problem with that you might ask? Well nothing if you have a bottomless wedding budget, but if you are on a budget you need to start prioritising what is actually important to you by actually writing out a list of the things that are the most important to you.

You may find that having the means to invite all your friends and family to your wedding is more important to you than using the top caterers and your choice of a bridal bouquet is more important to you than having those expensive bridal shoes.

There are no right or wrong answers when doing this exercise. It is merely a way of finding out what is important to you and allocating funds from your budget accordingly.