momber_331resize Newlywed Perspective: 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

purple-black-wedding-color-board The Importance of Budget “Wiggle Room”

When you set the budget for your wedding, it’s always smart to allow for some “wiggle room.”  The more you delve into your wedding planning, the more unexpected costs you will find.  Most likely, you will not only end up... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-car-window-81469 Try an “Off-Season” Wedding

Don’t care when you get married?  Think off-season. Depending upon where you live, there are generally a few months when it seems like no one is getting married.  For those in the northern half of the country, that is usually... Read More

groom-bowtie-white-flower-22501 Just Say “No” to Cash Bars

You may be tempted to have a cash bar for a variety of reasons, from cutting costs on your already swollen wedding budget to wanting to avoid having your guests overindulge before having to travel home from your wedding.  And... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-car-window-81469 What Size Wedding do You Want?

Trying to decide what size wedding you want?  For most couples, they could go either way.  They have a small group of close friends, an average number of family members, and a large circle of acquaintances.  Although there was a... Read More