Getting married is an expensive affair. You have a lot to pay for, from Scotland wedding videography to flowers, dresses, suits, cake… the list goes on. But there are ways you can help stay financially solvent and still hold the wedding of your dreams – and have that happy marriage to boot. Here’s how.
Legal & General has advised people to come up with a budget and use a spreadsheet, prioritising what’s most important and look out for any opportunities where costs can be cut. Find vintage pieces or look for sales. Think about the time of year you’re getting married or ask your friends and family to help out.
So that’s the wedding. What about the rest of your lives? The organisation suggests that you should look into having a pre-nup so you know you’re properly protected if the marriage doesn’t work out quite as you’d hoped. Remember that you have to have your pre-nup signed at least a month before you get married.
And the last tip from Legal & General is that it’s worth sorting out your will, particularly if you have a family or if you’re planning on starting one soon. Seek out legal advice to make sure that your wishes are honoured after you’ve passed. Some solicitors even offer a free will writing service in November if you make a donation to charity.
So there you have it. Getting married is a lot of fun and a truly exciting time but remember that there are also practical aspects of being a husband or wife that you should definitely give some thought before signing the register.