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Wedding Costs


Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.04.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

From the articles on every wedding website and app in existence to all of the "experts" that surround a couple the minute after the proposal, there is an onslaught of confusing and incorrect information out there being given to couples.

Groomsmen Actually Pay More Than Bridesmaids for Wedding Duties, Survey Finds

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.05.2016 | Weddings

By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist The cost of weddings just keeps going up -- for everyone. On average, couples spent $32,641 in 2015 for their specia...

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.

How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost? | Posted 02.09.2017 | Weddings

While weddings can be magical and exciting for everyone involved, they can also be incredibly expensive. Even if you've spent years saving up for your...

The Numbers Game

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 01.19.2017 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Whether you are in the wedding industry or you are engaged, there is a question that if you haven't heard it already, you will hear it thousands of times in the near future: "What is your budget?"

Who Knew Tulle Could Make Your Wedding Cheaper? Not Me.

Steve Rhode | Posted 06.16.2015 | Money
Steve Rhode

Can we talk? Since I lend a helping hand to personal finance bloggers and welcome their guest posts on my site, I typically get bombarded by submissio...

When the Father of the Bride Is Your Wedding CFO

Renee Strauss | Posted 01.25.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Often, producing a wedding feels similar to running a corporation--but with the added stress of emotion, of course. When the father of the bride is ...

Fed-Up Comedian Has The Perfect Solution To Absurd Wedding Costs

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings

Wedding expenses got you down? Is the thought of shelling out your hard-earned cash for "Mr. and Mrs." napkins driving you insane? Stand-up comedia...

I Spent Just $1,000 On My Wedding -- Here's How

LearnVest | Posted 09.09.2014 | Weddings

While there's a lot of societal pressure to splurge on a huge, expensive wedding, Sally and I held onto this one truth: An extravagant wedding does not equal a perfect marriage.

These Wedding Splurges Just Aren't Worth The Cost

Posted 06.02.2014 | Weddings

By Davia Montaya for Bridal Guide Throughout the wedding process there will be elements that entice you to spend a little more than you were planni...

Make Sure You Talk About This Before Saying 'I Do'

Posted 05.27.2014 | Weddings

By Holly Kylen for Bridal Guide Put yourselves on the right financial path with these tips from ING wedding finance expert Holly Kylen. Don't do...

These Wedding Splurges Are Worth The Cost (And Then Some)

Posted 05.17.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide With wedding costs on the rise, it can be harder than ever to keep your wedding budget on the right track. Rather...

The Average Cost Of A Wedding Is Soaring -- And It's Higher Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weddings

Till debt do us part? From beachside nuptials to extravagant floral arrangements, it's no shocker that weddings can cost a pretty penny. Just how m...

Are Weddings Getting Too Costly For Guests? Tips For Keeping Costs Low

Erica Laudon | Posted 02.11.2014 | Weddings
Erica Laudon

Are bridal attendant and guest expenses getting out of control? If you are mother of the bride or mother of the groom, how do you feel about these costs for friends and family members? What would you do about it?

15 Money-Saving Tricks From Real Brides

Bridal Guide | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

With weddings becoming more and more expensive — according to, U.S. couples spend an average of $25,656 on their big day, and that...

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: ...

BUSTED! The 10 Biggest Wedding Venue Myths

Posted 07.29.2013 | Weddings

This article originally appeared in Wedding Ideas magazine Thought you couldn't afford your dream wedding location? Think again, as we dispel some ...

7 Tips For Buying Wedding Stationery on a Budget

GalTime | Posted 09.14.2013 | Weddings

It's no secret that weddings are expensive, so anyway that a couple can cut down on the final bill is always ideal. One of the easiest ways that couples can cut the cost includes watching their spending on wedding stationary.

This Couple Wants You To Help Pay For Their Wedding

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

We've recently shared stories of newlyweds who criticized wedding guests that didn't give a big enough cash gift to cover the cost of the wedding. But...

Ungrateful Bride Sends Heinous Message To Wedding Guest

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 07.03.2013 | Weddings

Wow, talk about bad manners! On Friday, we received a truly horrifying email from one of our readers that would make etiquette guru Emily Post turn in...

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!

Why The High Cost Of Being A Bridesmaid Is Worth It | Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

It’s the moment she’s been waiting for: her boyfriend has finally taken to one knee and popped the question—and she said yes. And now she has a ...

The Biggest Question Facing Brides And 'Maids

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

It's no secret that planning a wedding is a very expensive undertaking for the bride and groom. But being in a wedding isn't easy on the pocketbook ei...

Why More Than Half Of Couples Are Postponing The Big Day

Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

Recent research has shown that Americans are increasingly putting off marriage until they are financially stable, and a new survey suggests that Canad...

Confession: I'm Not Excited About My Wedding | Posted 06.20.2013 | Weddings

If there is one lie I have consistently told over the past few months, it's when I've smiled and answered in the affirmative when asked this question:...