3 Easy DIY Wedding Projects to Trim Your Wedding Budget

It goes without saying that the average cost of a wedding in this day and age is through the roof.  As such, for many people it’s important – if not downright necessary – to trim some of these costs wherever possible.  And one easy way to trim costs is to do some of the wedding […]

Trend Alert: Rise of the Quickie Wedding

For decades, Las Vegas has been the unquestioned home of the proverbial quickie wedding.  Whether it’s an elopement, a shotgun wedding, an Elvis wedding or even a drive-through wedding, Las Vegas has historically been the destination of choice in the US thanks to the city’s favorable wedding laws (for example, no blood tests or waiting […]

The Rise of the DIY Bride

One of the emerging trends in the wedding industry at the moment is the rise of the DIY bride.  More and more brides (ok, and grooms too…) have been going down the do-it-yourself path to save money.  This makes a lot of sense, given the stagnant state of the economy coupled with the astronomical average […]

4 Ways to Save Money on a Wedding Videographer

I previously wrote about the reasons why you should strongly consider getting a wedding videographer, but many of you commented that this is more of a luxury option that simply won’t work with every bride’s wedding budget (especially given the average cost of a wedding these days).  As such, for today’s post I’ll be sharing […]

How to Have a Great Honeymoon on a Budget

The title of this article might seem a bit like an oxymoron – I mean, honeymoons by default are super expensive, right?  Well, yes and no.  In general honeymoons are expensive because they (hopefully) represent a once-in-a-lifetime celebration with your partner.  Thus, it probably makes sense to pay a little more for this than you […]

4 Tips for Negotiating with Wedding Vendors

As I’ve written about previously, planning a wedding is no picnic.  There are many, many elements to coordinate, many of which involve one or more wedding vendors.  Because of this, negotiating is part of the process whether we like it or not.  Here are some tips to get the most out of your negotiations. First […]

What is the Average Cost of a Wedding?

I just read a story from USA Today that focuses on the average cost of a wedding these days.  Surprise: the overall price tag of a wedding has gone down approximately $1,100 since 2008, but it still costs a whopping $26,989 on average (NOT including the honeymoon). Where are the biggest opportunities to save coin?  […]

3 Tips for Wedding Shoes on a Budget

Getting married, at least if you plan on having a traditional wedding and reception, is getting more and more expensive every year.  In fact since I started this blog in 2009, wedding costs have gone up by an average of 10-30%, depending on the specific item and geographical location.  Obviously this is not good news […]

4 Ways to Find a Wedding Dress for Less than $500

Although any bride would love to look like a million dollars on her wedding day, the reality is that there are financial tradeoffs to be made.  In this economy, many brides-to-be are finding themselves forced to cut corners on their wedding budget.  That said, all is not lost, and in fact it is possible to […]

Money Saving DIY Wedding Tips

In this economy, saving money is paramount, and one of the best ways to save money on projects is to DIY – or, do-it-yourself.  As such, for today’s post I thought it would be helpful to share a terrific video that discusses numerous tips to save money on your wedding by going the DIY route.  […]