redwoods Destination Wedding: Redwood National Forest

Once beacons for early explorers to navigate their way through the forested lands of Northern California, the redwoods in Redwood National Forest aren’t only beautiful, they also represent thousands of years of life and natural prosperity. Standing beneath the beauty... Read More

great lakes Honeymoon Camping Site: Great Lakes, Michigan

The Great Lakes are just that, great for honeymooning. And since camping is almost a national pastime in these parts no matter what area or national park you choose, some of the most amazing waterfront campsites in the nation are... Read More

dessert-table Navigating Parental Input

It’s coming: the day you’ve been waiting for, looking forward to, possibly planning for and dreaming about for most of your life. You’ve thought about the dress, the music and the look in his eyes as you walk down the... Read More

momber_331resize Practical Wedding Planning Advice

Planning a wedding can be expensive. In fact, planning a wedding can be downright overwhelmingly expensive. The wedding industry certainly has it down: the cost of venues, food, photographers (not to mention dresses, florists and the bar tab!) can be... Read More

iStock_000016641751Small The 4 Coolest Things About Honeymoon Registries

Fine china, crystal goblets, and a 5-quart crock-pot may have been on your mom’s registry (and as a result of tradition, on yours as well), but today’s brides are finding that a honeymoon registry is much more their speed. With... Read More

Soniva_Gili copy Minimize Honeymoon Planning Stress With Jetsetter

Plotting your post-wedding escape can be as stressful as coordinating the Big Day. We asked the travel experts at Jetsetter.com to share their thoughts on how to minimize honeymoon hassle. Here, their top tips for planning an easy-breezy romantic getaway.... Read More

How to Save Money on Your Destination Wedding

Managing destination wedding costs is similar to planning a local wedding in town; it all depends on your budget. Once set, use your budget to actively minimize destination wedding costs by creative accounting. Choosing a Wedding Destination This can be... Read More

Save Money on Destination Wedding Travel

Cheap travel is the Holy Grail when it comes to planning an affordable destination wedding. Now more than ever, wedding couples need to look for inventive ways to recession-proof their destination wedding. No matter how low you can get the... Read More

Tips on Helping Your Honeymoon Budget

Give yourself a champagne honeymoon by stretching your honeymoon budget. These three simple tips provide methods to increase your budget without costing you a penny. Free Upgrades Honeymoons are special occasions that vendors appreciate. When making reservations inform the airline,... Read More

Humble Honeymoons

Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com For many couples, planning a green wedding is an extension of everyday living. Eating local and organic foods, recycling, and conserving energy have become daily practices in hopes to contribute to a smaller overall... Read More

mombernov Newlywed Perspective: Anne + Excel = BFFs

I’m here today to talk about everyone’s favorite thing: money. Or, more specifically: budgets. Okay, so maybe neither of these things are really anyone’s favorite thing. But sometimes they’re both kind of an important thing…or so I’m learning. I’ll admit,... Read More

07-bridesmaids-groomsmen-black-pink-purple-bouquets-22501 Ask the Editor: How Do I Cut the Guest List?

My fiancée and I would love to have a large wedding, but our budget is limited.  If we cut the guest list, who do we cut?—Zach, Madison, WI First, if you are trying to have a more lavish affair, and... Read More

newlyweds-nyc-hotel-82995 Small or Large Wedding?

Choose a small wedding if: You have a very small budget and can only afford a very basic ceremony and reception. You only have a small group of friends and family.  In the Facebook age, we seem to think that... Read More