Five Tips on Saving up for Your Big Day

Posted: January 30, 2023

An excited couple sits at their dining room table as they read tips on saving up for their wedding day.

Planning a wedding can be a lot of fun when you’re tasting cake, choosing a color palette and picking your first dance song. It can also be a bit overwhelming when you start to crunch the numbers of how much everything will cost. We’ve got you covered with tips on how to boost your savings before you tie the knot.

Set it and forget it

Schedule recurring transfers from your checking account to your savings account each pay day, so you can save without even thinking of it!

Rack up the rewards

Landmark Visa® Signature Cash Back or Rewards Visa®* to help cover wedding costs with cash or gift cards.

Give your savings a boost

Psst! If you’re only using a traditional savings account, you could be earning more with a certificate account. With our terms ranging from 3 months to 5 years, bump up that interest before you walk down the aisle. See our current rates.

Start with a realistic budget

Estimate the total cost of expenses including:

  • Venue

  • Catering

  • Cake/dessert

  • Photography

  • DJ/band

  • Transportation

  • Decor

  • Favors

  • Rings

  • Clothing (dress, tux etc.)

  • Hair and makeup

This will give you your overall savings goal which is easy to track within our Financial Wellness tools in Digital Banking.

Get crafty

Save money and add your own personal touch with a little DIY. Consider making your own decorations, flower arrangements or place cards. Your friends and family might be willing to help too! Maybe your aunt is skilled at calligraphy and willing to handwrite your place cards, or perhaps your brother is an expert thrift shopper willing to help you track down some eclectic vases you can spray paint for your center pieces.

We’ll be here for you every step of your financial journey. Whether you want to open joint accounts or you’re ready for your first home loan, if it involves your life and money, we can help! Visit a branch or contact us.

*Cards are issued by Landmark Credit Union pursuant to a license from Visa® USA Inc.