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There are a lot of things that you simply will never know unless you get through the planning process of a wedding.

Sometimes, brides and grooms end up over-funding their wedding plans or getting into too much debt because they don’t know what they’re doing.

There is definitely a lot to think about when preparing for your big day, but there are some things that no one ever told you that should be considered.

This article will help to stop you from making these costly mistakes. It will also alert brides and grooms to prepare for different issues they might encounter throughout their journey, such as health conditions and family members who might require additional support.

Weddings Are Expensive

This will probably not come as a shock to any engaged couple, but weddings are expensive. Planning and actually having the wedding can cost a lot of money. For example, if you’re having a big wedding and you want to rent out an entire hall for your reception, you might end up spending thousands on food alone.

Get A Budget Before Engagement

Before the engagement party, or at any other time in the planning process, find out how much it is going to cost to plan a wedding and create a budget so that you don’t end up going over your limit.

It’s probably best if you include all of the expenses in your budget like renting hall space, sound system, invitations, rehearsal dinner RSVPs, catering, and more.

The Band Really Matters

If you’re going to be having a live band for your reception, you might want to do some research on websites like alivenetwork.com before getting involved.

Many times, the band requires payment up-front, and you will be left with nothing in your pocket if the band doesn’t show up or plays poorly.

Have A Backup Plan For The Worst-Case Scenario

It is always best to be prepared for the worst-case scenario so that you aren’t caught off guard.

For example, if a family member gets sick right before the wedding and can’t attend, have someone attend on their behalf who is close with them and vice versa.

Take Note Of Your Wedding Timeline

You should take note of your wedding timeline because you will want to know when certain events are taking place if you need to provide extra attention to someone or something.

For example, when the officiant is giving the bride away because she’s not walking down the aisle on her own due to a heel injury, she may ask for help or assistance.

Time Needs To Be Budgeted For Rehearsal Dinner

Although this is not directly related to planning the wedding itself, it does relate to preparation for the big day because it is definitely something that should be budgeted for on the list of expenses.

The rehearsal dinner can leave couples in debt if it’s held at a nice venue or restaurant with high prices. So it’s best to budget this in to avoid any nasty surprises.