It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of wedding planning. Things like the venue, decor, food, and attire can make it a truly magical time — until the bill arrives. Before viewing locations or booking your photographer, you need to create a wedding budget. Just follow these simple steps.
Nontraditional weddings are becoming a popular choice for couples who don’t want to cash in their savings or go into debt for a traditional wedding. Many couples want to save money on their wedding in exchange for long-term financial security and are finding myriad ways to celebrate swapping vows without draining their bank accounts. With the
Until recent years, engaged couples usually signed up for wedding registries at home goods stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s, and Target. But these days, many couples already live together before getting married, and because of that, many of them don’t need the endless barrage of blenders, sheets, and towels that come from using
What’s more fun than a wedding reception? For close friends of the bride and groom to be, the bachelor and bachelorette parties clearly beat out the reception. They also tend to be costly, especially when they take place far from most attendees’ homes. Multiday destination parties are miniature vacations, with line-item expenses to match: airfare, hotel
According to The Knot 2019 Real Weddings Study, the average U.S. wedding cost $33,900 in 2019, including the engagement ring. By comparison, the U.S. median household income was $68,703 in 2019. To be sure, The Knot’s study averaged more than 14,000 wedding bills. Its sample size no doubt included blockbuster weddings with six-figure price tags,