Vendor Spotlight – Effortless Budgeting

Rachel Durci is a Financial Wellness Coach and the Founder of Effortless Budgeting. She is passionate about supporting couples on reaching their financial goals through coaching, education and encouragement. Her mission is to empower couples to feel comfortable having meaningful money conversations with each other, and to feel confident in their financial decisions.

She loves to help couples with their wedding budget. Accumulating debt from a wedding can be stressful, so she helps couples create and stay on budget for their special day.

Please introduce yourself to our readers. They love to know about you, your passion, and how you came to find and follow your passion for weddings.

I am a Financial Wellness Coach who loves to support couples on their money journey. I have seen couples struggle to pay off their wedding debt for years which causes stress within the marriage. I help couples create a realistic budget while recognizing what aspects of their wedding are important to them, and which ones aren’t. Then I support them on finding ways to save for their day so they don’t need credit cards or personal loans to pay for the wedding of their dreams.

For you, what’s one part of the wedding guests should never miss?

I think this is tailored to each guest, as everyone has things that are important to them which may be different from what someone else finds important. However, the actual vows seem like the most important part that a couple wouldn’t want their guests to miss.

As the expert, what is your number 1 tip you can share with our audience about wedding planning?

Have a plan! Planning ahead can reduce so much stress. I don’t recommend getting married less than a year after getting engaged. Give yourself time to really think about what’s important to the two of you, create a realistic budget, and start setting money aside as early as you can.

What you the best piece of advice you can give on how couples can make sure their wedding feels true to who they are?

Take the time to hear your friends and family and their suggestions, but then take even more time with your partner to go over those things, and decide for yourselves what is important and what isn’t. So many couples go into debt simply because they are giving their friends and family what they want. I know it can be difficult, but at the end of the day, if you truly do what you and your partner really want, without worrying about what everyone else wants, you will be fulfilled and have no regrets on or after your special day.

Share one of your secret tips with our readers how they can ensure their wedding goes… Just as Planned.

As I mentioned before give yourself time to plan. Find out what you need help with, and don’t hesitate to ask for that help! You can hire a professional or ask friends and family. Just make sure you have some reliable people who understand just what you need on your day.

Any ideas you can share for what to do the day after the wedding? 

RELAX! You and your partner have likely put in a lot of hard work for your special day. Take the next day to not worry about any clean up, or any thank you cards, or phone calls, etc. Just be together and truly relax. Share your memories of your day with each other and laugh together. Build that bond even more.

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