When planning a wedding, it is important to keep good financial records in order to ensure that you stay within your budget. These records should include all vendor's name, phone numbers, addresses, the total amounts due, the deposits paid, and the remaining balances. It is also helpful to keep track of when payments are made and when the final balance is due. In addition, be sure to keep track of exactly what you order, including everything from the bridal party's attire or the flowers for the ceremony. When ordering any wedding party's attire, be sure to write down the cost, designer name, style, color, and sizes ordered. It is also helpful to immediately record information when you purchase items. Pay close attention to any contracts you sign, and make sure that what you want is specifically noted in the contract. Keeping track of your budget will allow you to have more monetary control and help prevent future problems. For more information regarding good financial records, contact a wedding professional.