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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...

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...

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...

Why 1/4 Of Your Guests Might Skip Your Wedding

Posted 06.06.2013 | Weddings

Newlyweds aren't the only ones in debt after their weddings -- a new survey reveals that guests are also feeling the financial strain. In a poll by...

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.

6 Ways To Survive Destination Wedding Season

Carly Cylinder | Posted 06.30.2013 | Weddings
Carly Cylinder

I love going to destination weddings because it's like a forced vacation

How Wedding Reality Shows Are Affecting The Industry | Posted 04.17.2013 | Weddings

Ever since the TV series "CSI" debuted on CBS in 2000, there has been talk about the CSI effect: Juries often now expect prosecutors to have unrealist...

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...

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

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...

3 Creative Ways To Trim Your Wedding Budget

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 05.12.2013 | Weddings
Colleen Mullaney

Given the current economy, almost every bride-to-be is bound to be looking for strategies to cut back their big day budget.

The Average Cost Of A Wedding Is...

Posted 03.08.2013 | Weddings

The price reached a new high last year.

Best Credit Cards to Help Pay for Your Wedding

Jeff Hindenach | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Jeff Hindenach

Weddings are expensive, right? You spend a small fortune on the venue, dress, flowers, invitations and all the other extras in between. So why not make a little extra to help offset the cost of your wedding?

The Clever Way One Teenager Is Saving Up For An Engagement Ring

Posted 02.21.2013 | Weddings

Sure, engagement rings can be expensive, but a very practical teenager recently took to Reddit to share his unusual (but kind of brilliant) plan for p...

Why 2013 May Be The Best Year To Get Married

Posted 01.02.2013 | Weddings

For the superstitious among us, getting married in 2013 would be as unlucky as letting the groom see the bride before the wedding. But couples who are...

Want A Cheaper Wedding? Buy Someone Else's | Posted 12.10.2012 | Weddings

We’ve already covered two startups in the past week that aim to help redistribute unused commodities that otherwise would go to waste – whether it...

The Surprising Sacrifice Men Are More Willing To Make Than Women

Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings

Guys, your secret is out: you're even more excited about the wedding than your brides. That's according to financial services firm Barclays' new re...

Why 1,000 People Are Protesting This Wedding

Posted 11.15.2012 | Weddings

If you thought wrangling your extended family at your wedding was tough, try managing 1,000 angry protesters. That's the prospect facing one Hong K...

Top 10 Cheapest Places To Get Married

Posted 10.31.2012 | Weddings

Getting married can be expensive -- we know. With the average cost of a wedding hovering around $27,000, a big celebration is out of reach for many Am...

5 Stylish Ways To Step Up Your Wedding Menu For Less

Maggie Nemser | Posted 12.01.2012 | Weddings
Maggie Nemser

Aside from your significant other, food is the most important part of a wedding, right? Well, a stylish wedding does not need to cost the farm. Here are five ways to cut costs and increase style, when it comes to the other star of your big day, the eats.

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. ...

How Much Is Your Wedding Really Worth?

The Huffington Post | Natasha Burton | Posted 07.26.2012 | Weddings

It’s no secret that weddings are expensive. In 2011, couples across the U.S. spent an average of $27,000 on their nuptials, according to a survey co...