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Living for a Sunny Wedding Day


Living for a Sunny Wedding Day

What is a sunny day? In today’s economy our monthly income is mainly for the rent or mortgage, amenities, food and if you have children, their expenses. Some of us are able to actually save for a rainy day, but what about for a sunny day? A sunny day is the feeling of optimism, confidence, and control around your money. It’s a moment in your life where your dreams can actually become a reality. In a previous post, He asked, I said Yes!!, I described my enthusiasm for becoming engaged! As an added bonus to a long term relationship, now is the time to plan for a sunny wedding day. From decisions of church or justice of peace, restaurants or hall or just opt to go away. All options and decisions require money. What are your cash management options? No one including myself wants to go into debt planning for the best memorable day of our lives. In some families, the parents of the bride continue with tradition of paying for the ceremony and all tasks that come with that. In a more modern environment, the couple themselves plans, organizes and pays for their sunny day. This is the option that my fiancé and I have no choice to go with. Although he’d like to go away and I’d like more of a semi-traditional wedding, steps to helping with planning for your sunny wedding day will include:

  1. Communicating and setting a realistic budget. How much will your wedding cost from engagement party to honeymoon? Once your budget is set using SunTrust’s savings plan tool, you are able to decide how long you will need to save this amount of money for your sunny day.
  2. Do you know where your sunny day will occur? Is the place’s overhead costs within your budget? If not, it’s okay to have options. The goal is to have a stress free affordable sunny wedding day full of joy and love.
  3. Keep in mind, although you are planning and saving for your sunny day, we don’t want to neglect our saving for a rainy day as well. SunTrust advices that we save smart and that would require bucket accounts: one for checking/spending, one for short-term savings and one for long-term savings. If you have specific items such as your sunny day that will reunite an additional bucket.

Since the day I received this beautiful title of fiancé, I’ve been questioned on the date, time and particulars revolving this sunny day for our wedding. In a battle for not only saving money for this day, I’d also like to own our first home. With so many big money sunny days ahead of us, SunTrust is a great way to start on our path for many sunny days. When planning for so many joyous occasions, we must keep in mind that a few hours for a sunny day does not mean that you pay for it after the day has come and gone. Suntrust, provides the tools needed to motivate you to achieve your financial goals. Most importantly, Suntrust teaches you how to create a budget and more importantly stay within your budget while planning your sunny day. For our sunny day, we have decided to join Suntrust and open two types of savings. One for our sunny day – wedding and another for a future sunny day of owning our home. What is your sunny day? Are you financially prepared to enjoy your day? This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

Sunny Days start here. At SunTrust, we have the tools and resources to help you achieve your sunny day. Start here to find out how we can help you enjoy the things that matter most to you.

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. When you feel confident about your money, you can save for your goals and spend knowingly on what matters most to you. They know we all live for the sunny days and want to you help you live yours.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Reply
    September 1, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Great post on saving money!

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      September 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Thank you Arika! Do you have any tips for saving money?

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    Kimberly Bolden
    September 1, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    As I get older, I am constantly seeking opportunities to save more money. Thanks for the tips.

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      September 5, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      I think most people aren’t thinking of saving for that special occasion or even retirement. It takes most awhile to realize they can save $5 and it’ll add up.

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    September 2, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Love the idea of saving for a sunny day. I can’t save for any day seemingly, rainy or sunny. LOL!

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      September 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

      Lol! I know that’s right!!

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