Reality Check #4 The credit card company is not your friend. Once you've depleted your budget don't start swiping the plastic. #1 debt problem in america people.

Reality Check #5
Your parents are not your personal bankers. If you are lucky enough to have your parents pay some if not all of your wedding expenses, consider yourself lucky so be grateful. We've all seen bridezillas, are you really that bride?

Reality Check #6
Know when to bargain. Haggling your event planner to come down on her $500 fee to plan your entire wedding OR the photographer whose full album packages start off at $250. Vendors that cheap, even in a recession! Nough, its not. Remember the ole saying: you get what you pay for? It applies here!

Reality Check #7
Starting off a marriage in debt, not hot!

Now when you start having caviar dreams on a pigs in the blanket budget, please do not hesitate to refer back to this article.