Wise Wedding Decisions and the Chocolate Fountain Fail

Wise Wedding Decisions - budget for your big wedding

Are you picking the RIGHT services for your wedding, ones that will help build memories and not regret?

Coach Hal and I discuss spending money on the RIGHT things for a wedding, not things that don’t really matter to the success of your big day (or your child’s big day).


Pick the RIGHT services for your wedding


Negotiating the best package or finding the best deal is okay, but, is it okay to spend north of 4-figures on a DJ or a videographer?

You bet your bottom dollar it is!

It’s all about spending money on the RIGHT things, not on things that really don’t matter.

Coach Hal and I only scratched the surface on things to look out for when picking services for your wedding day.

Our discussion didn’t cover:

  • Florists
  • Limos or transportation
  • Honeymoon
  • The Wedding cake
  • Tuxedo rentals
  • Hotel stays

…and, of course, don’t forget to tip your DJ.



The average wedding cost in the United States is $26,444. Couples typically spend between $19,833 and $33,055 but, most couples spend less than $10,000.

Whether you are on the high end or budgeting on the low end, creating a budget for your wedding is crucial to the successful start of a new marriage.

Here are some online resources to help get started:



Vertex42.com spreadsheet


Financial Coach Hal Coach ConnectionsAnd if you need help, not only with your wedding budget but also ways to steer all your income towards your goals, then contact Coach Connections.

We will assign a Financial Coach to work one-on-one with you on your financial plan to wellness.

We have coaches located all over the United States and, as you could tell from today’s episode, varying backgrounds and expertise. Visit FinancialWellnessShow.com/coaches for a free consultation.

You know it takes time and attention to build wealth.

Don’t make expensive mistakes on a wedding.


About The Author

Steve Stewart

Coach Steve has been helping everyday Americans pay attention, not interest, since 2007 after he and his wife paid off $15k in consumer debt and, using the principles he teaches, they paid off their house in 2015. You will find him using his passion and messaging gifts to create financial education content through speaking, blogging and coaching all over the United States. You can reach him by completing a contact form at http://FinancialWellnessShow.com/contact