The simplest, most affordable way to avoid wedding one-upmanship

wedding one-upmanship

Wedding celebrations are beautiful. They’re all about love, except when you spend beyond your means. Sadly, it’s easy to overspend because of a human condition called ‘wedding one-upmanship.’ But there’s a cure. More on that in a second. You know how wedding one-upmanship works. You get engaged and begin nosing around Instagram. Wow, you see…

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Is a wedding worth the money?

Is a wedding worth the money?

The average price of a wedding ranges from $17,216 in Alabama to $37,827 in Hawaii. That’s a chunk of change! It raises the question: is a wedding worth the money? The answer is YES … and no Let’s face it, we live to celebrate. Celebrations define our human condition. We need celebrations to bring meaning…

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Reasons Why You Should Hire Experienced Vendors for Your Wedding

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These days, more couples are searching for the lowest priced wedding services and vendors that ” won’t break the bank” or cost “an arm and a leg”. With their many years of experience in the wedding industry, vendors price themselves in accordance with what it costs them to do business and earn a livable wage…

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Budget apps for engaged couples

Budget apps for engaged couples

Money is a big deal for most engaged couples. Few have enough of it! As a result, typical wedding budgets are limited. And after the wedding, finances are the biggest source of friction in a marriage. Thanks to some pretty cool budget apps for engaged couples, you can take control of your finances and reduce…

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How to set your wedding entertainment budget

wedding entertainment budget

Budgeting is tricky. If you spend too much on one wedding service at the expense of another, your event will be out of balance. For example, if you provide a lavish meal, but no entertainment, everyone will be bored by the time they finish dessert. Your wedding entertainment budget needs careful consideration. Wedding celebrations should…

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How to plan a cheap wedding without scrimping on quality

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Weddings are expensive because they matter. They are your opportunity to witness your lifelong commitment to the love of your life. It is your community’s opportunity to come together in support and celebration of this commitment. So is a cheap wedding ever a good idea? Yes, if you define cheap as affordable. You should always…

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Avoid wedding debt

avoid wedding debt

Pay for your Alabama wedding with cash and avoid wedding debt. That’s the message from Taylor Moore, finance and insurance writer for reviews.com. She points out that fighting over money is the number one cause of stress in marriages, so starting your wedding off in debt due to overspending on your wedding isn’t a good…

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Hidden wedding costs that will bust your budget

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Most engaged couples create a wedding budget, which this blog highly recommends to avoid the stress that can occur when wedding bills come due. But beware the hidden wedding costs that can sneak into the equation and surprise you when you add up all of your expenses. License fees Sometimes, it’s just some simple, innocuous…

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How a lopsided wedding budget can spoil your celebration

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How would you like to attend a wedding where the bride wears a $33,931 wedding gown? But there are no flowers. No ceremony music. No wedding reception. No dancing. No food. No cake. No photography. No invitations. No honeymoon. Nothing, because she blew her entire wedding budget on the gown? What a bore. According to…

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Is a cash bar tacky at a wedding?

cash bar

According to The Knot, the average couple spends $2365 on booze at their wedding. That’s a chunk of change! So what will your guests think if you go with a cash bar to save money? For starters, very few weddings feature cash bars any more. The Knot tells us only 8% of weddings used them…

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