1. Know where your money is coming from
2. Decide how much money you and your boyfriend can contribute
3. Make a list of your priorities (make sure you both agree on them when you talk to parents)
4. Divide up the money and decide where it will go (as a general rule catering and venue will amount to 50% of the budget)
5. Expect to go a little over budget. Everyone does! Allow for emergencies or unexpected items.