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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.

10 Reasons Why You Need to Be at This Workshop

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The Money & Matrimony Workshop is scheduled for April 12, 2019 at Southern Cross Kitchen in Conshohocken.

Here are 10 reasons why you need to be there: 

  1. Randi Martin, Chief Event Planner @ Trilogy Event Design will help you to plan your fabulous wedding with tips to save your time, save your money, and save your sanity.

  2. Lateisha Johnson, Licensed Financial Coach and CEO @ Wealth & Wellness Network will give you the financial secrets to your happily ever after.

  3. Fabulous Money Management Tips for Your Wedding (plus the answer to "How much should I be spending on this?")

  4. Guidance for Combining and Protecting Assets

  5. Money-Saving Tips for Buying Your First Home

  6. Personalized Attention to Your Individual Questions/Challenges

  7. Share in a journey to gain confidence and peace of mind about money which leads to a stronger bond with your partner

  8. Mingle & Meet Other Engaged Couples

  9. Great Food & Beverages

  10. Swag Bags

Tickets are currently on sale for the MONEY & MATRIMONY Workshop in Conshohocken PA. Be sure to get yours TODAY @ https://moneyandmatrimony.eventbrite.com

As always…

Glitter Wishes & Unicorn Kisses  

Posted on March 13, 2019 and filed under Special Events.

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!