13 Wedding Planner Tips You’ll Wish You’d Known Sooner

Say “I do” to a no-drama, on-budget marriage with the help of this expert advice.

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1. You’re Going to Blow Your Budget—Unless You Stick to a Plan

Any wedding planner will tell you, budget expectations rarely match reality. While a 2014 BMO poll found that most newly engaged Canadian couples initially plan to spend an average of $15,000 on their nuptials, a 2015 survey by Weddingbells found the average total came out to a whopping $30,000. To avoid pitfalls, base your budget on quotes and scrap expensive items you can live without.