(WDEF) Brian Blume and Jill Zook will walk down the aisle and say 'I do' this November. The said, "I've been to enough weddings and seen enough of brides literally running around in their wedding dress freaking out directing traffic an hour before their wedding and I didn't want that."
So the couple enlisted the help of a wedding planner to sweat the small stuff and help them stay on budget.
They add, "We've got a mortgage, we have student loans, so staying on budget is very important to us. We have had to get creative on how to do that, but we are making it work." Brian: "While we want a nice wedding, we also want a nice life, so finding that middle ground."
Because there are so many players involved when planning a wedding, Angie's List says you should never ignore the fine print when it comes to contracts.
Angie Hicks of Angie's List said, "When planning a wedding it can be a highly emotional process so make sure you are reading all of your contracts start to finish so you understand how they are going to work."
Hicks added, "We've heard instances of consumers being asked to give up their right to talk about their experience when signing vendor contracts. If you see a request like that in a contract walk away from that vendor. It really calls into question how much you can trust them."
Blume and Zook said, "You are trusting someone with one of the biggest days of your life and to know we can trust her, it's a good feeling."
If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, but you don't know where to start or what to focus on first, be sure to check out the Angie's List wedding checklist online.