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

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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balanced wedding budget

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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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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reduce wedding budget

If money is an issue (and it usually is!) when planning your budget, there is one easy way to reduce your wedding budget: reduce the size of your guest list. If you need to cut your wedding budget twenty percent, cut your guest list by the same amount. According to The Knot, the typical couple…

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financial advice for newlyweds

Financial stress can rip a marriage to shreds. It’s the second leading cause of divorce according to marriage.com. Although finances aren’t sexy, you can turn them into your marriage’s ally by following some sound advice. Set a budget You and your spouse may have different spending and investing habits. If not addressed, they can lead…

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wedding gown budget

Get ready for 100 years of wedding fashions in one-hundred and eighty seconds! This video is really fun for future brides shopping for a wedding gown. As you watch, be aware that it’s easy for your wedding gown budget to get out of control: Here’s the deal when it comes to selecting your wedding gown: …

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great wedding equalizer

When you think about your wedding celebration, your budget breaks down into three broad categories:  the LOOK & STYLE of your event vs. the EXPERIENCE of your event vs. the MEMORIES retained from your event.  DJ entertainment as provided by DJ Brian Anderson is the great wedding equalizer for couples on a budget. We can help…

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wedding flowers controversy

Even the Wall Street Journal got involved in the wedding flowers controversy. A man wrote in to their advice columnist with this question: “I’m planning my wedding, and my fiancée and I disagree about one major topic—the flowers. All of the options we’ve seen are incredibly expensive, and I’m just not comfortable spending so much…

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average wedding budget

The average wedding budget is $33,391. Obviously, it varies dramatically depending on where you live. San Francisco and New York City will be a lot higher than an Alabama wedding. Regardless of where you live, you can experience a great wedding for less if you heed the advice of brides who lamented that they overspent…

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