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Podcast: How to plan a realistic wedding budget


Don't say "I do" to debt: Tips and tricks to create a realistic wedding budget, cut back costs and avoid debt on your big day.

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Getting married isn't just a huge commitment between you and your partner, it's one of the biggest financial decisions you'll make in your life. According to MoneySmart, the average wedding in Australia costs $36,000. However, we know that many Aussies spend way beyond this average on their big day. While some couples budget and save to pay for their wedding, others go into debt to say "I do". Money Smart also found that 60% of Australians got a loan and 18% used a credit card to pay for their wedding.

There are ways that you can plan your perfect day without blowing your budget. To find out how, Kate and Sally chatted with Genevieve Lehunt-Alderman of the "I'm Getting Married" podcast. Gen breaks down how to plan a realistic wedding budget, what you should splurge on and what you can DIY as well as the common money mistakes that newlyweds make.

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I'm Getting Married podcast

Finder's guide to weddings

Money Smart wedding research

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