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Expensive Weddings

I Only Hear Wedding Bells If They Ring in Alaska

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.03.2016 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Girls, please don't call me cheap. Call me practical. And if any last minute expenses come up, your dad will happily pay for them with a minimal amount of grumbling.

What The Cost Of Your Engagement Ring May Say About Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Weddings

They say a diamond is forever -- but new research suggests the bigger the diamond engagement ring, the shorter the marriage might be. Economics pr...

What the NY Times Got Wrong About Weddings

Xochitl Gonzalez | Posted 02.05.2014 | Weddings
Xochitl Gonzalez

In actuality, the "billion dollar wedding industry" as seen in the media is, in reality, a loosely related network of creative professionals running very small businesses.

WATCH: Should Couples Split the Cost of The Engagement Ring?

HuffPost Live | Posted 10.07.2013 | Weddings

More and more couples are choosing to forego tradition and split the cost of an engagement ring. HuffPost Live’s Caitlyn Becker poses the question: ...

The Rise Of Narcissistic Weddings | Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

When I got married last October, all I heard were variants of “This is your day. It’s all about you.” These messages made me uncomfortable, both...

Why Big, Expensive Weddings Are Back | Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings

Lauren O’Shaughnessy has boosted prices for her wedding-planning services by about 25 percent since 2009 as the economic expansion puts Americans in...

What The Average Wedding REALLY Costs

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 06.13.2013 | Weddings and's annual "Real Weddings Survey" reveals the average cost of a wedding each year (in 2012, it was $28,427). But it t...

Why I 'Wanted To Die' On My Wedding Day

Dani Alpert | Posted 07.05.2013 | Divorce
Dani Alpert

When I got married, I was 28, not in love with my ex, and I insisted on getting married where no wedding had gone before.

The 10 Most Expensive Weddings Of All Time

Posted 04.09.2013 | Weddings

If you thought the $28,427 price tag on the average American wedding was high -- think again. created an infographic about 10 most ex...

Why It's OK To Have An Expensive Wedding | Posted 03.28.2013 | Weddings

There have been a bunch of news stories recently about Bridal Brokerage, a new business that buys and sells canceled weddings. If a wedding falls thro...

Why My Proposal Cost $45,000 | Posted 03.19.2013 | Weddings

The sun was setting on the rooftop of the McKittrick Hotel, home of the interactive play “Sleep No More,” when Nataliya Lavryshyn and Josh Ogle pr...

The Most Expensive Celebrity Weddings Revealed

Posted 03.07.2013 | Weddings

Celebrities aren't exactly known for being frugal, so it comes as no surprise that many of their weddings cost an obscene amount of money. From diamon...

6 Outrageous Gifts Celebs Have Requested

Posted 03.05.2013 | Weddings

What do you get the couple that actually has everything? Kristin Cavallari's $14,500 wedding registry was recently revealed, and though it's worth ...

The Crazy Things I've Done To Pay For My Friends' Weddings

LearnVest | Posted 10.27.2012 | Weddings

People have a lot of opinions about money. In our "Money Mic" series, we hand over the podium to someone with a strong opinion on a financial topic. ...

What You NEED To Know About Destination Weddings

Lesley Cohen | Posted 03.13.2012 | Weddings
Lesley Cohen

You would be surprised how many people that you don't expect to make the trip decide to make your wedding their big vacation of the year.

Strapped: How the Bridal Beast Is Bankrupting the Lowly Wedding Guest

Sarah Elizabeth Richards | Posted 12.10.2011 | Weddings
Sarah Elizabeth Richards

For just one holy union, it's not uncommon to be invited to several engagement parties, showers or teas (where you have to bring gifts and are often expected to chip in for expenses). As the cost and scale of weddings continue to escalate, it's not just the bride and groom or their parents who are feeling pinched.

Chelsea Clinton's Wedding Might Be Excusable

Kate Fridkis | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kate Fridkis

The Clinton wedding reveals more than how many friends and how much money the two families involved have. It speaks to the way that many people approach weddings in general.

The Most Ridiculous (And Expensive) Celeb Marriages

LearnVest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

We hear so much about celebrity break-ups that sometimes it seems like happily ever after doesn't exist in Hollywood. But that doesn't stop these bold...