It happens to every bride. You get engaged. You get giddy and begin dreaming of your perfect day. Gorgeous dress, flowers everywhere, fabulous food, beautiful decorations, handsome groom, and dancing until your feet hurt. Then the boom comes down, (imagine the Jaws theme song) duuun dun, duuun dun, dun, dun, dun, dun…BUDGET!

Nobody likes to talk about it, but the type of wedding you will have is determined by it. I have been married almost 7 years and I can still remember squirming in my chair when I had the “B” word conversation with each of my parents. While it is not the most magical part to a wedding, it is a necessary evil.  If you have never been a bride before, you probably have no clue what a wedding costs. To help, The Knot did a great job of putting the average wedding costs into perspective:

Wedding Budget

Don’t have $28,000 for a wedding? Don’t know where to start in planning you own budget? Don’t sweat – the Wedding Ninja is here to help! In this week long series, I will help you to determine your budget, talk about how much you should spend for each category, and give you tips and ideas to save money. Can’t wait to see you tomorrow for Part 2 of The Ugly “B” Word!

Erin