How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Your Wedding?

Personal Finance

How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Your Wedding?

How Much Is Too Much to Pay for Your Wedding?

Blowing all your savings on an extravagant one-day event — sounds like something we would never be silly enough to do, right? Well, the average cost of a wedding keeps rising and couples are increasingly paying tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes even taking out personal loans to cover the costs. But a wedding that breaks the... Read More

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

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I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

I’ve Been a Bridesmaid 4 Times. Here’s the Real Cost

When I set out to compare the costs of “bridesmaiding” to the costs of “groomsmanning,” I assumed that bridesmaids would spend more on appearances for the ceremony, while groomsmen would spend more on the bachelor party. Anecdotally at least, I was proven to be half right. But in an endeavor like a wedding, are the... Read More

Should You RSVP to That Wedding?

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Should You RSVP to That Wedding?

Should You RSVP to That Wedding?

As Vince Vaughn’s “Wedding Crashers” character famously asks, “Which do you like better? Christmas or wedding season?” Better question: Which is more expensive? If you’re attending more than one this year, weddings can be more costly than the holidays. It doesn’t have to be that way, but you need to take time to set aside... Read More

How to Manage Bridesmaid Costs

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How to Manage Bridesmaid Costs

How to Manage Bridesmaid Costs

It’s a rite of passage. Being a bridesmaid. When a close friend asks you to stand beside her as she gets married, your first thought may be that it’s an honor. These days, your second thought is probably about your bank account. Being part of a wedding party is expensive and there seem to be... Read More

Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Pay for Their Own Wedding

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Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Pay for Their Own Wedding

Same-Sex Couples More Likely to Pay for Their Own Wedding

With last week’s Supreme Court ruling that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, same-sex couples in many states nationwide are in a better position to get married than they were before. However, it’s interesting to note that many of them may choose different ways to tackle the often sizable expenses that can come with... Read More

Is Your Wedding Becoming A Money Pit?

Personal Finance

Is Your Wedding Becoming A Money Pit?

Is Your Wedding Becoming A Money Pit?

Are wedding bells in your near future? If so, congratulations — and get ready! While you may have long dreamed of the day you’d put on a white dress or the day you’d see your bride walk down the aisle, it’s unlikely that you imagined the amount of planning and emotional turmoil you’d go through... Read More

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