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6 Steps For Planning The Wedding You Want With The Budget You Have

Kristi Thompson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Weddings
Kristi Thompson

With the average cost of weddings on the rise, planning a beautiful, meaningful wedding within your budget may seem daunting, but it really is possible. Whether you have $4,000 or $40,000, here are six steps for planning the wedding you want with the budget you have.

Planner First, Everything Else Second

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Maybe you like a challenge. You want the drama. Well, if that's the case, then jump in headfirst and pick up a planner along the way. Book the venue, stretch the budget, and when you're really feeling the heat, hire a planner.

Who Can Brides Trust? How to Know Which Wedding Vendor Recommendations Are Actually Reliable

Renee Strauss | Posted 08.26.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Even though a bride may have dreamed about planning her wedding for years, actually doing the planning can become totally overwhelming. Even small decisions can be difficult and fraught with doubt.

How to Plan Your Entire Wedding Online

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

Weddings are a big deal. Every small detail seems to matter, and the more we invest time into the planning, the more overwhelming it can become. Maybe you're the type of bride that enjoys the process, which is great! Maybe you're not, and that's great too!

Brides Dish On Their Biggest Budget Mistakes (So You Don't Make Them!)

Bridal Guide | Posted 08.10.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

We asked recent brides to share their biggest money mistakes.

5 Key Tips For Newly Engaged Couples

Kellee Khalil | Posted 08.11.2015 | Weddings
Kellee Khalil

To celebrate all of the newbie brides and grooms ready to take the plunge, we've rounded up some tips to help couples spread the news of their engagement and learn to love this exciting new chapter of their life!

6 Things to Remember When Choosing Your Wedding Flowers

Amy Child Marella | Posted 08.07.2015 | Weddings
Amy Child Marella

When choosing floral arrangements, many brides already have a vision of the perfect bouquet, from the type of flower right down to the charm that will be tied onto the ribbon. But before you jump right in and order 100 dozen white roses, here are a few things to remember.

Best Tips and Tricks for Saving Money on a Wedding

Casey Cavanagh | Posted 07.07.2015 | Weddings
Casey Cavanagh

Planning a wedding is not easy. It can take a toll on your stress levels, as well as your bank account. But you don't have to go completely broke just to have a beautiful, fun and enjoyable day. The key is to decide ahead of time what you are and are not willing to negotiate on.

What Wedding Experts Would Have Done Differently For Their Own Big Days

BRIDES | Posted 07.06.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

Every bride worries she'll regret some wedding decisions -- and it turns out, even the pros look back on their big days with some regrets.

What "Obligations" Do Brides and Grooms Have to Their Wedding Guests?

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

The bride and groom want to depart for their honeymoon the morning after their wedding, and this MoG was hoping I'd tell her she's totally right and that the bride and groom are being tacky "abandoning" their guests. But she's wrong. Totally WRONG.

Wedding Dates to Avoid Like the Plague

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

I realize I'm probably not going to make a lot of friends with this post, but I've heard plenty of "date" complaints about weddings -- so this is necessary!

Husband Material

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.12.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Typically I write about wedding trends, things to consider when planning your wedding, and why hiring a wedding planner is the most awesome idea you will ever have.

5 Wedding Registry Mistakes To Avoid

Tracie Domino | Posted 06.04.2015 | Weddings
Tracie Domino

As we enter the height of wedding season with bridal showers already in full swing, the giving and receiving of wedding gifts is happening more now than any other time of the year.

5 Tricks for Making Your Wedding Different From All the Rest

Renee Strauss | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

After you've attended a number of weddings, you might start realizing that many of them look and feel the same. Sure, they celebrate different couples, have different colors, and be made up of different guests, but the general outline of events and logistics may seem very similar.

9 Things No One Tells You About The Wedding Day

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

No matter how calm, cool and collected you normally are, the explosion will occur. Expect it to take place within the two weeks leading up to your wedding.

Groom's Perspective: High Society Suits

Victor and Mary | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Victor and Mary

A wedding suit or tuxedo can be an afterthought or a decision that rivals any fashion peak one might endeavor. I chose the former, having a suit custom made for my October 2014 wedding in downtown Boston.

10 Ways to Drive Your Planner Crazy

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

As a planner, I am often drowning in difficult and unattainable requests from clients. While I'd like to think that I'm great at handing the impossible and making dreams come true, there are some things that clients do that just take it to the next level of impossible.

How to Be the Best Bride Ever

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 06.14.2015 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

You're getting married! When it comes to planning this wedding, remember that you got this. After all, what could possibly be stressful for a bride-to-be? Sure, there are lots of decisions, but it's nothing you can't handle.

Tax Returns = Wedding Fun

Bob Mackowski | Posted 06.10.2015 | Weddings
Bob Mackowski

Happy Tax Day! Cheers to you and your fiancee! Time to party! OK, maybe it isn't so glorious for everyone. If you're writing a big check to the IR...

7 Ways Real Brides Can Save Money On Their Wedding

Posted 04.21.2015 | Good News

The phrase “till death do us part” has many implications -- like committing yourself to someone forever, merging bank accounts with that person in...

Entrepreneurs: Tessa Kahoun, AZ's Foremost Wedding Planner

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 05.25.2015 | Weddings
Johnathan Cardillo

Well, one day, I was telling a co-worker how I was helping a friend plan her wedding and she said, "Tessa, why don't you just do that full-time? Didn't you work in events before?"

2 Thumbs Up! But Does It Really Matter?

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 05.11.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

The best way to handle reviews is to take them with a grain of salt. While you can't always consider the source since most reviews are anonymous, just take the good with the bad (or the good with the better) and interview vendors on your own.

These Wedding Ideas Are Like A Breath Of Fresh Spring Air

Bridal Guide | Posted 05.03.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

After the long, frigid days of winter, these sun-kissed ceremony setups, centerpieces and details are like a welcome burst of fresh air.

The "Day Of" Coordinator: What It Is, What It Isn't and Why You Need One

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 04.18.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Let's be honest, not everyone can afford to include a full service wedding planner in their budget. Many couples also choose not to hire a wedding pla...

8 Wedding Trends That Need To Be Retired

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Every year the wedding rules seem to change, and while we love seeing certain trends stick around, there are ones that we just wish would go away. If you're planning your big day right now, here are some trends that we feel just aren't trendy anymore.