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Winter weddings have so much going for them! There's no doubt that summer, spring, and fall are the hottest seasons to throw a wedding. And poor winter ... the underdog, the underrated cold-filled season ... but full of so much promise! While lots of couples choose to get married in the warmer months of the year, a magical winter wedding has tons of amazing advantages. From the festivities of the

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The average wedding in 2020 cost about $19,000. While that’s about $10,000 less than the average couple spent in 2019, it’s still a hefty chunk of change. If you’re looking for ways to save on your big day in 2022, check out these ideas that could protect your bottom line without sacrificing the vision you have for the day you finally get to say, “I do.” 1. Pick a “less desirable” date Choosing
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According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding in 2020 was $19,000, down considerably from the 2019 average of $28,000. That drop is likely due to pandemic-related restrictions, as COVID caused many couples to scale back their wedding plans. Still, whether the average is closer to 20K or 30K, that’s a lot of money. For couples who would rather spend their hard-earned wages on a down payment
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One thing you’ll learn very quickly once you start ticking boxes on your wedding checklist and planning your big day is that costs add up with remarkable speed. Everything from the cake tasting to the organist comes with an invoice, and at some point, those bills have to be paid. So, who’s whipping out the credit card? Historically, it was a no brainer that the bride’s family paid for everything
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A wedding planner can be part fairy godmother, part logistical magician. They have the ability to turn dreams into reality and can wrangle a spreadsheet with one hand tied behind their back while also explaining to a vendor why wheat pasta won't work for a gluten-free buffet. These professional multitaskers can make life so much easier for engaged couples organizing their big day, but bringing in

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One of the issues couples fight over leading up to their wedding day is money. Weddings are pricey enough to begin with, but it’s easy for dreams to overtake reality, resulting in skyrocketing estimates that are far beyond what either party expected. Before your bills start to overshadow your big day, it’s important to figure out how much you should spend on your wedding and where all that money
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Creating the guest list for your wedding often feels more difficult than finding your one true love. After all, while falling in love may take time, it’s just two people deciding they want to spend the rest of their lives together in the end. When you’re considering who will be there when you say your vows, everyone from your future mother-in-law to your mailman seems to have an opinion. Before

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DIY weddings have become increasingly popular over the years, especially in the wake of 2020, when many couples were forced to rethink the size, location, and even date of their weddings. Backyard bashes are all the rage, and with that informality comes a willingness to forego formal floral arrangements and glitzy centerpieces in favor of homemade bouquets and candleholders designed by the bride

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The average wedding in the United States in 2019 cost a whopping $33,900. That’s roughly the equivalent of a new car or even a hefty down payment on a gorgeous new house. While there’s nothing wrong with spending your savings on a dream wedding, even A-list celebrities and other wealthy couples have a budget in mind. Use these expert tips to keep your wedding expenses under control without

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“[W]hen you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally Getting engaged is like speaking the first few words of a novel-length promise. You know you’re at the beginning of something momentous. But in order to get from “yes!” to forever, you have to set a date. For some people