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
Why an All-Inclusive Resort can be Easy on Your Budget
If you think a resort destination wedding is too expensive, consider the advantages. A resort destination wedding can actually reduce the costs of your wedding as it limits the number of guests, combines the wedding with the honeymoon site, and... Read More
Photography by Whitebox Weddings- see more at www.whiteboxweddings.com For many couples, planning a green wedding is an extension of everyday living. EatingÂ local and organic foods, recycling, andÂ conserving energy have become daily practices in hopes to contribute to a smaller overall... Read More
Newlywed Perspective: Wedding Planning + 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... Read More
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,... Read More
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
Ask the Editor: Can You Invite Guests to Just the Reception?
Can people be invited to just the ceremony or reception, but not both? Risa, Austin, TX This question comes up most often for those having a destination wedding. While it is problematic to invite many people to your wedding, but... Read More
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
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
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
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
What is a Fake Cake?
Some brides on a smaller budget opt to have a fake display cake to save money. These Styrofoam-based decorations are put out on display (either alongside real cake layers or by themselves), while the cake served to guest is pre-cut... Read More
Honeymoon Planning for the Groom
The tradition of the groom planning the honeymoon is not as common as it once was, but is still a lovely idea, particularly if the groom is not heavily involved in planning the wedding with his fiancé. Wedding details can... Read More
How to Ask if Your Parents can Contribute to Your Wedding
First, how this conversation goes varies greatly on your relationship with your parents. If, for example, you have always been close with them, and everyone is honest and direct, you really don’t need this question answered for you. Approach them... Read More