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Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Thrifty Bride's Guide to Staying on a Budget: Choosing a Venue

Jessica Cates | Posted 05.25.2016 | Weddings
Jessica Cates

The process of finding a venue actually reminded me a lot of a classic childhood story you may have heard before. It's called Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The future husband and I saw venues that were toooo expensive. Then we saw venues that required toooo much work. Finally, we found one that's juuuust right. Now, let me explain what we learned along the way.

The 4 Most Common Myths About Wedding Costs

Tracie Domino | Posted 03.08.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

Since weddings are expensive, many couples are still relying on long standing, but inaccurate, wedding budget myths and end up making costly mistakes. To set the record straight, we will address four of the most common inaccuracies we hear from our clients.

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Shannah L. Compton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings
Shannah L. Compton

Does the sound of a "budget" wedding make you cringe? For me, it conjures up images of dollies, chocolate covered almonds, bubbles, and food that should be used as doorstops instead of being consumed by humans.

The Only Thing That Matters During Wedding Planning

Brie Schwartz | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings
Brie Schwartz

The first time my mother pulled out food stamps in our local supermarket, I was confused. She had just bought me a new Kate Spade bag -- a gateway purse for any girl growing up in our wealthy enclave of Long Island. Could we really not afford cheese?

PHOTOS: 11 Stunning Gowns For Under $250

Posted 11.14.2012 | Weddings

Wedding gowns can cost anywhere from $500 to upwards of $15,000 (or more!). But with a little creativity, budget-conscious brides can nab a gorgeous d...

WATCH: Would You Serve Supermarket Cake At Your Wedding?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.20.2012 | Weddings

At around $27,000 a pop on average, weddings can be insanely expensive. To cut costs, many couples are taking unconventional steps -- like buying thei...

How I Threw A No-Budget Wedding

Lisa Leonard | Posted 07.02.2012 | Weddings
Lisa Leonard

As I hugged my new husband, I realized we were just as "married" as the couple who spent $200,000 on their wedding.

10 Ways To Recession-Proof Your Wedding

Jaime Byrne | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weddings
Jaime Byrne

With so many people out of work and struggling to make ends meet, there's little money left to have any fun -- let alone pay for the elaborate wedding of your dreams, right? Not so fast!