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?

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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

Cutting Your Wedding Guest List to Cut Costs

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Cutting Your Wedding Guest List to Cut Costs

Cutting Your Wedding Guest List to Cut Costs

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

Funny Money Friday: Weddings Cost How Much?!

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Funny Money Friday: Weddings Cost How Much?!

Funny Money Friday: Weddings Cost How Much?!

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.

Budget buster: Tips for managing the costs of being a wedding guest

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Budget buster: Tips for managing the costs of being a wedding guest

Budget buster: Tips for managing the costs of being a wedding guest

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?

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