I love the New Year. I like that it feels like I am starting fresh, even though that is not really true. Wedding resolutions are the best kind since you have to start thinking of couple resolutions and not just the self ones.
Each year I try to write up different New Year Resolutions for different areas of my life. I have New Year Resolutions for myself, Budget a Wedding, and my other blog, Little People Wealth. Separating them into categories helps me remember them (and keep them measurable).
Your New Year Resolutions do not have to be things you are trying to change (like the typical weight loss and exercise resolutions). They can also be things that you just want to accomplish.
A great resolution for newly engaged couples is the specifics on how to plan their budget wedding! Having a cheap wedding is easy if you plan it out and your future finances will thank you. There are a few tips you can use to help you keep your resolutions:
- Make your New Year wedding resolutions specific. How much (exactly) do you want to spend on your budget wedding? Who is going to pay for what? Do you have any savings goals you can detail out?
- Make sure other people know what your wedding resolutions are. This will help you hold yourself accountable for the goals you set. One way to do this is by creating a (free) wedding website and letting your friends and family know what your budget wedding goals are!
- Use SmartyPig to help you save money for your wedding (or honeymoon).
- Don’t forget to have fun! Read these 2011 wedding predictions and see what trends are up and coming.
Keep these tips in mind when writing your New Year wedding resolutions and it will be a lot more likely that you will be able to attain your goals.