Budget

Budget: 10 Areas to Save Money on Your Wedding

Every bride has dreamed of the fairy tale wedding since she was able to walk around in mom’s high heels. Most of us never think about how much that magical day is really going to cost. If the budget is a little tighter than you imagined, there are ways to make it to the ball
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Budget: Whittle Down Your Wedding

Our economy is slowing down, prices for just about everything are skyrocketing and it’s time to begin planning a wedding. We have a few suggestions for trimming your wedding budget in tumultuous times. Have your wedding on a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. It is cheaper than on a Saturday evening. A brunch or lunch
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Budget: Making Your Wedding Budget

The first step in your wedding planning should be setting your budget. But how do you decide what mount you will spend? How do you decide how to divide the total amount into sections for different expenses? Here is a quick guide to help you set the budget that works for you. Come up with
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Budget: Personal Finances – Part 2

Do not add your partner’s name to any debts or add yours to theirs. If this debt was ever delinquent it will damage the credit of the added party. Make a plan to pay debts but keep only the original debtor named on those debts. Be sure to review both of your spending habits and
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Budget: Personal Finances – Part 1

Many couples get so caught up in planning their wedding that the only financial talk they have is regarding the wedding budget and who will be paying for what. Many couples neglect to discuss their personal finances, past debts and financial styles in advance of the wedding. This can lead to many surprises and disagreements
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Budget: The Second Time Around

If you are beginning to plan an ‘encore" wedding, do not assume your parents will be willing to finance the event. The financial responsibility lies with you, and your groom. If a family member, or close friend, offers you help financially, you may accept graciously and show your appreciation. Your parents may offer their home
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Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers can end up being one of the largest expenditures of your entire wedding and reception. Expect to spend 15-20% of your entire wedding budget on flowers. However, no adornments are more beautiful or festive than wedding flowers, so it is well worth the investment. But you don’t need to take out a personal loan
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Budget: Sweet Nothings – Part 5

Music Load up the iPod! Instead of hiring an expensive DJ or band, just rent some powerful speakers and make a few great playlists. It’s the best way to ensure you’ll hear the songs you want to hear, anyway. Bonus Idea — Send guests home with a CD full of the most memorable songs from
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Budget: Sweet Nothings – Part 4

Decor Pick a location that’s meaningful to you, and the setting will be perfect no matter how much money you spend. Think outside the box here — local parks, public beaches, restaurants and even bars have the capacity to host your event. So think of someplace special and just ask what they can offer. The
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