Can you save for a wedding in a year? Unity One Credit Union informs consumers, with the help of MSN Money (money.msn.com) and Abby Hayes of credit.com, on how they can save up for a dream wedding in less than a year.
- Set realistic expectations. There are only a few Kardashians and, chances are, you are not one of them. However, you can have a very memorable and beautiful wedding for a few thousand bucks. The average wedding cost, according to theknow.com, is around $28,000. For many, this is way too high. Set realistic goals.
- Prioritize, and cut back on your spending. With your spouse-to-be, figure out how much you are both willing to sacrifice. Prioritize, and create a list if you have to. "The more you sacrifice, the more you save and the more you get to spend."
- Create a wedding spending plan. Do some research, and stick to your budget. Also, don't forget to add 5-10% contingency because you need to plan for overspending.
Take things slowly, plan and set boundaries. You too can have the dream wedding without spending a fortune.
About Unity One Credit Union
Established in 1927, Unity One Credit Union is the oldest credit union in Texas. A member-driven and not-for-profit cooperative, Unity One CU served the employees and families of the BNSF Railway for 70 years. However, after transferring its corporate headquarters to Fort Worth in 1998, the credit union expanded its field of membership to include other non-railroad companies, organizations and individuals.
Today, anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Fort Worth, Blue Mound, Saginaw, Haslet, Keller, Colleyville, Bedford, North Richland Hills, Southlake, St. Paul, MN and Kansas City, KS may apply for membership. Unity One CU has nine branches to serve over 28,000 members nationwide. For more information about Unity One Credit Union, visit www.unityone.org. Think outside the bank.™