I am not getting married BUT I have been reading a few bridal magazines lately. I found out that many people tend to go overboard and go over their budgets when a wedding comes around.

Here is a wedding money mistake that people often make.

5. Getting A Case Of The “Should Haves”

This is where you think that you should have this or you should have that. It usually occurs when you remember that someone else had

a horse drawn carriage

fifty white doves released at sunset

mini champagne bottles for everyone

It is easy to think of all the things that should have and then to keep adding to the list. What you need to focus on is the bare essentials so that you can keep costs down where they are supposed to be. Don’t listen to all the advice of good friends who tell you what you should have.

Set your mind on what YOU want to have and don’t feel pressure to keep up with what everyone else wants. You are the one getting married and so you need to make your wedding reflect YOUR tastes and not the tastes of everyone else.