How I Am Saving for a Sunny Renewal Wedding

When my husband and I got engaged we knew we wanted to get married right away. I didn't really care for a big wedding so we set out to get married in August of 2008 after getting engaged on December of 2007. I started planning a small wedding by looking at dresses and small venues. Things started getting overwhelming for me and I decided to scratch that plan and get married in Vegas with just us two.

When I suggested the plan to my family they seemed pretty upset. They wanted to be a part of my wedding and so did I. I went back to my original plan but by that time it was too late and with things closing up and last minute fees and we just didn't have the budget. We decided to get married at the court house with our family there and then celebrate with a huge dinner at our favorite restaurant. We vowed to have a huge renewal and reception later in life.

Now that my daughter is 3 and we have our finances in order we decided to start saving for a renewal wedding for our 10th year anniversary. We have 3 years to plan so we got smart and decided to save for that Sunny day now with the help of SunTrust Bank and their Sunny Day Wedding Planning site.

Once my husband and I decided on a budget and list of things we wanted for the renewal wedding we used the Sunny Day Wedding Planning site to see how much we would have to save every month. With their super easy calculator all you have to do is plug in the numbers and it does all of the math for you. Since we are also growing our family and budgeting for that we didn't want to get crazy with the renewal wedding. We played around with the numbers and calculator and found the perfect number to save for.

What tips do you have for saving for a wedding while on a budget? 

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