Posts tagged #money and matrimony

Don't Be Afraid to Talk About Money

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Are you afraid to talk to your significant other about money?

Do you go shopping and hide your stash in the trunk of your car until the coast is clear for you to sneak the bags in the house?

Or are you the thrifty frugal one and your partner’s laissez faire lifestyle make you crazy?

How is your relationship with money? Y’all cool?

For many people, everything they know and feel about money is based on their upbringing. Rich, poor, single parent, both parents, foster homes… whatever the experience, there has always been a relationship with money. You and the love of your life may not have the same experiences, views, or values when it comes to money. You need to know this and learn how to work with these differences before, during, and after your wedding.

Talk about Money

Let’s say you absolutely hate, with every fiber of your being, talking about money. You hate thinking about money. The thought of someone else asking you how you spend money makes you cringe.

Guess what! Once you start thinking about bringing another person into your life to be your life partner, you have to get over those feelings. You have to let them help you deal with your hatred towards money. Only then will you be able to make decisions for your family, your household, and your future together.

Get Clear

Once you have clarity about how you will spend and save your money TOGETHER, then you can have more peace of mind. You can release the fear and guilt that came in your childhood baggage. You can start to rearrange your thoughts to reflect more satisfaction with your financial decisions.

How Can We Help?

Join me (Randi Martin, Trilogy Event Design) and Lateisha Johnson (Wealth & Wellness Network) for cocktails, appetizers, and conversations about MONEY & MATRIMONY.

This unique wedding planning workshop is specially designed for couples who will be combining incomes and spending styles as well as joining their families to become one.

We will have REAL discussions about the cost of planning the wedding you desire. We will also talk about some smart financial steps you need to take BEFORE the wedding to prepare for your happily ever after (buying a home, planning a family, etc.)

You can't afford to miss this educational and entertaining workshop. EARLY BIRD pricing ends March 31. Get your tickets now! We’ll see you there.


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Please note:

The date for the Money & Matrimony Workshop has changed to APRIL 26, 2019.

All other details remain the same. We will still be at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken. We will still open the doors at 6pm. We still plan to give you awesome financial planning tips to guide you as you prepare for your wedding, honeymoon, home buying, and family growth.

Early Bird Registration has been extended to March 31. Get your tickets now @

Until then…

Glitter Wishes & Unicorn Kisses

Don't Blow Off Your Wedding Budget

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We continue our Money & Matrimony series with a warning: Don’t Blow Off Your Wedding Budget.

It costs a lot of money to host a wedding... more than a new car!

Excited couples start booking vendors and making purchases without having a real budget and then are shocked to discover they've already spent all of their money (or parents' money) and don't yet have half the things they need. If you bounce checks or don't have the money to pay your deposits or make your final payments on the wedding day, your wedding will not happen. Please believe me when I tell you -- the band is not going to play all night if you don't pay.

Planning a wedding is serious business.

Make a budget and keep track of your expenditures so you won't be walking naked down the aisle.

Be honest about your budget when you meet with the professionals you plan to hire. Simply say, “My budget is X, how can we work within my spending limit?” They may have a special offering or other unadvertised services that will suit your needs.

At our Money & Matrimony Workshop on April 12th, we will talk about wedding budgets in more detail. We will talk about ways to make sense of your cents. We will also provide some money saving tips. Register before March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird pricing.

Until then…

Glitter Wishes & Unicorn Kisses!