Planning a wedding can be overwhelming for the couple. One of the tools that can help relieve some of that stress is to establish an affordable budget. The budget can give you some idea on how much you can afford, or how much you want to spend on your big day. Establishing a budget can also cut down on a great deal of confusion on what you want and what you can afford. First focus on the needs of your wedding, sometime you may have to adjust the budget a little, but stay focused and be firm. Once your needs are met, maybe you can get some off the thing you want. You must be realistic. Remember you want to concentrate on your beautiful day and enjoy it, not stress about how you are going to pay for it.