By Alice Zhang, Azazie.com Having that twinkly-eyed “say yes to the dress” moment can be hard. Sometimes, you think you’ve found “the one” with just the right amount of ruching and train—until your jaw drops at the price tag on the dress. But how do you find the perfect dress without shattering your financial dreams? …

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A couple’s wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives. Unfortunately, it can be one of the most expensive days of their lives as well. When couples do not have a huge wedding budget, there are a few ways that they can save money to keep their wedding costs down. Hold …

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  As fun as weddings are, they’re expensive. Like, really expensive. However, it’s entirely possible to cut costs and avoid blowing your budget. Check out a few ideas: Reception 1) Trim the guest list–this saves on food, drinks, invitations, stamps, chair rentals…. 2) Go off-season and save thousands! 3) Have the ceremony and the reception …

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vintage wedding cake designs

  Wedding cake prices are usually quoted by the slice, and the range is wide — anywhere from $1.50 to $12 a slice. The more complicated the wedding cake, the more you’ll pay. Fondant icing is generally more expensive than buttercream, and if you want elaborate molded shapes, vibrant colors, and/or handmade sugar-flower detailing, you’ll …

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save money on wedding

Cut Costs on Your Wedding Day. 8 Tips.  Getting excited about your dream wedding, but worried about the costs? While reality TV and celebrity news may have us convinced that we all deserve to bankrupt ourselves having the perfect wedding, you don’t have to. Instead, there are plenty of fun, new ways you can cut …

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wedding food

How to Budget Your Wedding Day Menu On your wedding you most likely want to splurge and spare no expense. This type of thinking could have your wedding day menu full of champagne and filet mignon, but it will also have your bank account empty. Just think about, you are paying for each guest at …

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diy wedding planning

DIY Wedding Tips Wedding are notoriously expensive – an average of £20,000. And although a second wedding is traditionally less extravagant, it can still cost a small fortune. But there is a good alternative: keep the costs low and personalise your day with a unique DIY twist. All hands on deck Now is the time …

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Wedding costs can grow swiftly and develop a mind of their own. But there is no need to incur a lifetime of debt and headache in preparation for this one day. Granted, it’s a major day for you and your future spouse, but its dollar value doesn’t have to bankrupt you or demolish your pocketbook …

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tipping wedding vendors

When it comes to tipping wedding vendors and reception attendants is probably the last thing on your mind.  It is, however, a service industry standard practice.  Luckily there is a simple way to know how much to tip each person.  Before we get to the nitty-gritty of dollar and cents for tipping those who have helped …

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save on wedding dress

The great thing about weddings these days is that couples are personalizing everything to make the event tie in with their personality.  So, if you can’t picture your husband and his friends in tuxedos, let them do nice khaki slacks and a blazer.  We did this for my wedding and they looked great!  My husband …

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Sure, love is timeless, but why did your wedding and the celebration of that love insist on arriving at a time when the economy decided to take a hiatus?  Budgets are tight, and that big budget you always imagined needs to remain in savings in case of an emergency.   Unfortunately, I cannot give you advice …

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wedding budget

By Carrie Carter of T Carter Music Many women, prior to engagement, have a mental picture of their wedding day;  the flowers, the dress, the music, the location and finally…the man.  The minute we get engaged all those years of mental planning must now become reality.  What one thing is most often missing from all of …

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bridal show

You’ve found the right mate and you’re now one of 1.2 million couples getting ready to plan the event of your life. There are so many things to get in order – the ring, the place, the food, the flowers, the guests, and it goes on. But planning your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. If …

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