Weddings on a Budget

Wedding budget tips and ideas

How to Plan the Big Day Without Big Money Your marriage is about you, your partner, the commitment you are about to make to each other, and starting the next stage of your life together. Yes, it can be tempting to throw an extravagant event to celebrate, but you don’t have to go into debt to have a beautiful and memorable day....

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Giving a Great Speech

A great wedding speech takes planning.

Giving a great speech doesn't just happen. As Mark Twain said “It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” So here are our top tips for great speeches. Make sure people giving speeches know how long they have. If you are worried about people going over, tell them they have less time than they actually...

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Wedding Registry Alternatives

Like lots of “traditions”, many aspects of a wedding that many people may take for granted are in fact relatively recent inventions. For example, did you know the first wedding registry was launched less than 100 years ago by Macy’s in 1924? So, if a "traditional" gift registry isn’t your style, what alternatives do you have? Here are two options you...

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Avoid a DIY Venue Disaster

Inside of a dirty barn with water on the floor

You’ve found the perfect venue… And then seen the price tag! Suddenly your dream wedding seems unobtainable. But hang on, your friend has a relative who owns a “rustic” barn. You can hold the wedding there, get the pictures you want and save money. It’s a no-brainer. Right? Read on to find out what you need to know before using a...

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