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25 Ways To Slash Your Wedding Budget

BRIDES | Posted 09.01.2013 | Weddings

Whether it means getting crafty with your besties or doubling your décor as favors -- a few adjustments here and there can make your wedding day a lot less expensive. So what are you waiting for? Take a cue from these real brides and start clipping those coupons!

The One Word That Makes Weddings Cost So Much

Posted 06.19.2013 | Weddings

A new study released Sunday by British consumer research group Which? found that wedding vendors routinely charge more for their services when told th...

The Surprising Reason Your Wedding May Be So Expensive

Posted 06.17.2013 | Weddings

Want to save money on your Big Day? According to new research, you might want to refrain from telling vendors that you're planning a wedding. In a...

20 Ways To Save BIG On Your Wedding Cake

Posted 06.12.2013 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide Swirls of buttercream, cascades of iced ribbons and blossoms — wedding cakes are the stuff of dreams, and it’...

Why Couples Often End Up WAY Over Budget

Posted 06.10.2013 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for When planning a wedding, couples tend to think about their budget in terms of "big ticket" items: the dress, the venu...

Surprising Ways To Lower Your Wedding Budget

Posted 06.04.2013 | Weddings

With the average wedding now costing more than $28,000, couples may need to get creative to cut their budgets. On Tuesday, CBS MoneyWatch's Mellody...

10 Wedding Dress Under $100 | Posted 06.03.2013 | Weddings

The thought of spending thousands on a single dress (let alone on one so specific and extravagant you'll really only get to wear it once) makes your h...

How Planning A Wedding Is Like Running A Company | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

Planning a wedding is like being on a roller coaster. It’s the most wonderful and memorable times in our lives, but it can be demanding too…...

Trim Your Wedding Costs

Jason Alderman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Weddings
Jason Alderman

There are many ways to rein in wedding-related costs while still having a memorable event. Here are a few suggestions.

How Pinterest Can Ruin Your Wedding | Posted 05.20.2013 | Weddings

There are certain things no one tells you when you start planning a wedding....

How To Score A Designer Wedding Dress At Half Off

Josie Daga | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings
Josie Daga

If you buy a $90,000 car and own it for a year, the cost of ownership is $.17 a minute. If you buy a $5,000 wedding dress and wear it for 5 hours, the cost of wear is $16.67 a minute. Yikes.

Destination Weddings: When to Splurge and When to Save

Destination Weddings & Honeymoons | Posted 07.07.2013 | Weddings
Destination Weddings & Honeymoons

Here is a groom's take on the things that matter most ... and the things that don't.

30 Amazing Wedding Dresses Under $1,000

Bridal Guide | Posted 07.02.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

A designer wedding dress doesn't have to cost you a small fortune. Here, some of our favorite new styles that ring in under a grand. More from Brid...

You Won't Believe How Much Guests Spend On Weddings

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 05.01.2013 | Weddings

It can be expensive to throw a wedding -- and as anyone who's been invited to a wedding knows, it can also be expensive to attend one. An American ...

Are Wedding Loans Smart Wedding Planning Money Management?

Tricia Spencer | Posted 07.01.2013 | Weddings
Tricia Spencer

A wedding is expensive, but is taking out a loan to cover wedding expenses a viable option for brides and grooms? Maybe yes, maybe no. The answer is not simple.

10 Beautiful Wedding Gowns Under $300 | Posted 04.29.2013 | Weddings

Getting hitched is more expensive than ever—but it is possible to save money on your wedding dress and still look like a goddess. With gowns this go...

6 Spending Habits That Will Leave You Stressed And Broke

Nayri Leanna Gregor | Posted 04.26.2013 | Weddings
Nayri Leanna Gregor

Nip these six bad spending habits, stat!

10 Things The Wedding Industry Won't Tell You | Posted 04.22.2013 | Weddings

1. “We could go out of business before your big day.” Wedding spending tumbled 32% during the recession, from an average of $28,730 per event i...

How To Plan A Wedding Without Going Into Debt

Martha Stewart Weddings | Posted 06.15.2013 | Weddings
Martha Stewart Weddings

Weddings can be expensive, but you don't have to break the bank.

How To Know If Your Florist Is Ripping You Off

Carly Cylinder | Posted 06.08.2013 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

One of my best friends, who is getting married in San Diego this fall, recently emailed me a copy of her wedding flower invoice to make sure everything was copacetic. I get this a lot

How To Plan A Wedding For Under $5,000 (Yes, It's Possible!)

Bridal Guide | Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We asked three planners to work with a Big Day budget of $5,000. Here's how they toed the bottom line.

Who Really Profits Off Weddings?

Posted 04.02.2013 | Weddings

If you're planning on tying the knot in the next five years, you'll be doing a lot to boost the economy. Industry research group IBIS World reporte...

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...

WATCH: How To Dress Up A Budget Wedding

Posted 03.20.2013 | Weddings

You may be planning a wedding on a small budget, but that doesn't mean your Big Day has to be boring. During an appearance on HuffPost Live Monday...

10 Smart Ways To Save Money On Your Wedding

The Huffington Post | Erin Migdol | Posted 03.13.2013 | Weddings

Couples who married in 2012 spent about $28,000 on average on their weddings -- but that doesn't mean you have to do the same. We asked top weddin...