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Our Fairytale $24,000 Wedding for $205

Saya Hillman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Saya Hillman

So many of the wedding stories I hear these days are about the ridiculous price tags or about couples fighting over who sits where. Newly-minted Husband and I wanted to go nowhere near either of those black holes and, with that in mind, began our nine-month, low-stress, heartwarming journey.

LOOK: Melissa d'Arabian's Adorable (And Affordable!) Vow Renewal

Melissa d'Arabian | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Melissa d'Arabian

I committed to skipping the wedding planning stress entirely. I wanted a special day to remember, but I didn't want the reception logistics to overtake the meaning of the vows. And, I didn't want to spend a fortune on one day (four college educations do not just pay for themselves).

The Body Art Dilemma -- How Brides Are Dealing With Tattoos on the Wedding Party

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Body art can be a very controversial issue with your wedding party -- especially if the bride or groom has a strong opinion on it and if any of their good friends happens to be tatted up.

5 Ways To Avoid Becoming A Wedding Horror Story

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

While we can plan well, there are things beyond our control. It's only a disaster if you think it's a disaster. If you laugh about it and carry on, everyone else will follow your lead and consider your wedding a success.

The Cost Brides Really Should Cover For Their 'Maids

Posted 10.28.2013 | Weddings

The rules of wedding etiquette are constantly changing, making it difficult for modern brides, grooms and guests to find up-to-date and correct inform...

The #1 Reason Couples Don't Have Sex On Their Wedding Night

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Thing is, I've seen brides and grooms belly up to the bar and do shots like it's their 21st birthdays rather than their wedding nights. What's up with that? Don't you want to remember what you just spent 12 months and $20,000 planning?

9 Awkward Wedding Situations You'll Eventually Find Yourself In

Tiana Brown | Posted 12.24.2013 | Weddings
Tiana Brown

Everyone has that uncle/aunt/cousin/friend/sibling that drinks too much at weddings and gets out of hand. If you don't have one, don't worry. I bet your fiancé does! This is kind of hard to avoid.

LOOK: Our Favorite New Bridal Accessories

Bridal Guide | Posted 12.17.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Bridal Guide's fashion team is reporting live from the runways! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates, and browse all of the photos in our daily recaps.

What Is a Wedding Officiant

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Judith Johnson

A wedding officiant is the person who leads your wedding ceremony. They must be legally recognized to do so by the state in which your wedding takes place.

Bride Survival 101: The Bridal Expo

Shaun Gray | Posted 12.11.2013 | Weddings
Shaun Gray

Chances are you, your mom, your girlfriends, and your groom (poor guy) are starting to research which wedding shows or bridal expos to attend. During a recent show, I took note of the things brides were doing at the show, and I decided to write a few tips to make your next journey through a bridal expo a successful one.

Underwear As Outerwear: What's Under Your Clothes Matters

Marisa Leigh | Posted 12.08.2013 | Style
Marisa Leigh

You remember when you were younger and your mom told you never to leave the house wearing dirty or unseemly underwear? She was right.

3 Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Actually Use

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

Choosing the right gifts for your bridesmaids can be a difficult task. You want to say "thanks for all of your help and support" but you are also keeping an eye on that wedding budget.

The Craziest Conversation You'll Ever Read Between A Bride And Guest

Glamour | Posted 12.04.2013 | Weddings
Glamour

The batsh*t crazy keeps on coming: I just got an email from a frustrated wedding guest -- we'll call her Gretchen -- who is currently in school and recently lost her job and hasn't gotten around to giving her childhood friend (whom we'll call Brandy) a wedding gift.

What No One Ever Tells You About What It Takes to Run a Bridal Salon

Renee Strauss | Posted 12.03.2013 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

The bridal industry -- and everything related to it -- is like no other. Because many people love weddings for their romance and their beauty, there are a lot of professionals who want to enter the business, particularly the wedding dress business.

The Top 5 Things That Drive Brides Nuts

Stacie Martin | Posted 12.02.2013 | Weddings
Stacie Martin

When planning a wedding, brides have a multitude of challenges to face. I surveyed a group of recent brides and below are the top issues that drove them nuts during the wedding planning process.

The A-Z Guide To Planning Your Wedding

Bridal Guide | Posted 12.01.2013 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

Your head might start spinning as you ponder the difference between an escort card and a place card. Relax -- here are all the basics you'll need to help you pull together a memorable wedding.

The Absolute Worst Part About Wedding Season

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.30.2013 | Comedy

Through the power of '60s girl group music, comedian Bridgid Ryan captures the turmoil involved in the daunting task of finding a wedding date. Thi...

You'd Better Think of This When Choosing Your Wedding Photographer

G.E. Masana | Posted 11.28.2013 | Weddings
G.E. Masana

When it comes to photographing weddings don't make the mistake many make of thinking the only consideration regarding the photographer you hire is going to be about the photography.

Lance Bass Reveals 'Over The Top' Wedding Plans

Posted 09.28.2013 | Weddings

Lance Bass may only be a month into his engagement, but he's already thinking about wedding plans. Bass and his fiance, Michael Turchin, talked to ...

Wedding Dress Design [Uncensored]

Ariane Fisher | Posted 11.27.2013 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

You've waited for this day your whole life. Not the wedding. Not the proposal. No, no. You've dreamed for years about the very first time you try on wedding dresses. You've invited all your besties, maybe even Mom and Dad.

7 Things No One Warns You About Your Wedding Day

Posted 09.27.2013 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. You can read every article in every bridal magazine, every Q&A or checklist on wedding webs...

6 Weddings Instagram Accounts You Aren't Following (But Should Be)

Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.26.2013 | Weddings

With so many amazing wedding Instagram accounts to choose from, it's hard to know if you're following the right ones. Some are givens -- BHLDN, Jose V...

9 Wedding Bummers You're Not Allowed To Freak Out About

The Knot | Posted 11.26.2013 | Weddings
The Knot

You want to exchange vows on top of a mountain in the middle of Montana or hand-make everything including the soy candles? But all those personal and untraditional choices sometimes come with their own setbacks.

The Ultimate Wedding Day Battle: Priest vs. Photographer

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 11.25.2013 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

If it's true that we put our money where our mouth is, then for many American couples, weddings aren't about the spirituality. In other words, the priority of our society -- when it comes to weddings, at least -- is on the material things, not the spiritual ones.

Is the Mason Jar Over?

Jove Meyer | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Jove Meyer

Although Mason jars have definitely had their moment, they are not going away anytime soon. Couples are now just getting more creative with how they use them and are finding some amazing ways to upgrade them in their weddings.