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
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
Wedding travel can quickly add up and overwhelm your budget. Here are just a few of the tips to help you save on costly travel to and from weddings.
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
Are you willing to go into debt for love? If you are ready to pop the question, but haven’t saved for the ring you want to buy, you may be tempted to finance the purchase. But do that, and you may find that already pricey engagement ring costs a lot more than you planned. The… Read More
When brides-to-be imagine their wedding, who’s there is often a big part of it. A grand affair? An intimate evening? A just big-enough-but-not-too-big event? Most of us fall into the final category, looking to compile a modest guest list for what will likely be the best party we ever throw. But hitting the perfect medium… Read More
The average wedding costs a whopping $27,000 these days! That’s an incredible amount for an event that lasts 8 hours at the most. And average costs are even higher if you live in a major city. As someone who is recently engaged and living in San Francisco, I know these statistics all too well.
Spring wedding season is in full bloom! For most of us, that means at least one or two weddings on the horizon. Each wedding can cost a guest a few hundred dollars including gifts and travel. If you are a part of the wedding party, you could end up spending a few thousand. Are you prepared to deal with the costs of being a wedding guest this summer?
The average cost of a wedding these days is around $30,000. To put that price in perspective; for $30,000 you can buy a brand new Mercedes C230 or a two bedroom house in Kansas. Plus, weddings only last a few hours and don’t usually have a good return on investment (unless you have a lot of rich relatives). More and more couples today are turning to credit cards to finance their dream weddings. This is becoming so common that American Express and The Knot announced the launch of a new co-branded wedding credit card: