If you're planning a wedding then you are most likely in need of a budget boot camp. You can have an amazing wedding no matter what your budget works out to, but if you're in need of some starting points for coming to a realistic number, then check out some of these tips from Jenny Creno, contributing writer for The Insider. One of the things we tell couples on a lean budget is that enlisting a Wedding Planner can help you save in the long run. Our relationships with other wedding professionals, our knowledge of contracts, and understanding of the industry can alleviate a lot of pressure from your bottom line. We also like to assure our couples that having a seasoned professional on your side ensures that planning details won't be overlooked and any foreseeable hiccups will be addressed in order to ease the last-minute expenses.