Countdown Checklists: Two Years 'Til I Do

by Ali
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A wedding tip you can bank on.

wedding planning is financial planning
Photo: The Budget Savvy Bride

Pat yourself on the back – you’ve given yourself plenty of time to plan.

A smart girl like you knows that the first (and scariest) step of planning is talking money with your honey. It doesn’t seem like fun, but doing it now will save you a world of trouble down the road… not to mention saving you a lot of money.

Talk about how much money you have on hand, what you want your wedding to be like, and whether you as a couple are willing to go into debt for it. This is also a great time to set up a joint bank account that’s just for wedding expenses.

If you need some guidelines, we've got some tips on wedding budgeting over here.

This month’s stress-buster: Once you’ve had the talk, you both deserve a treat. Since you’ve been such grownups, take a little time to be kids. Hit the park for some Frisbee or stay in and play a game of Twister.