Creating an on-going maintainable budget can help you in the long run. The first step in this process is to look at each other's monthly income and expenditure. Combine these figures to get your total household financial earnings and expenses.
If you’re planning a wedding, figure out how much you can afford to spend, and decide where you can afford to save. The key to budgeting is to underestimate income, overestimate costs, and always save towards your rainy day fund.
Equally important is the need to stick to this budget over the long term to help you reap the financial benefits.
Sticking to a budget regularly requires loving support and encouragement. From those sale items you just 'need' to that new designer phone that 'everyone has.' In these times you will need to support your significant other, and be supported in return, to make the correct long-term financial decisions.
The ongoing support of a loving partner will help you make those short-term sacrifices necessary for longer-term gain.