Budgeting for a wedding can seem like an overwhelming task; however, there are many tools out there that you can use as a resource for designing your dream wedding. First, and most importantly, remember that you only truly need three things to have a successful wedding day: a bride, a groom, and an officiate. Everything else is optional “fluff.” Remembering this will help you make some tough financial decisions during the planning process.

To help with budgeting, there are a lot of great videos available. Like the video posted above, these quick tutorials can help you choose between venues, aide in low-cost centerpieces, and can even give advice on how to write thank you cards once the ceremony is over.

There are also a lot of great websites that are specially designed to help soon-to-be-newlyweds on their dream wedding budgets. We suggest checking out Wedding Wire and The Knot to explore these financial budgeting websites.