The Budget Guru

Plan the awe-inspiring wedding you've always dreamt of — without drowning in debt! Follow Web Producer Stefania, our real bride on a budget, as she makes her way down the aisle in 2013.

Alternative Bachelorette Party Ideas

It’s a new day in the world of "last night out" parties. Gone are the times of gender-segregated nights of boozing, dancing, strip clubs, and karaoke... READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Finding the Perfect Vendors for Your Budget

Before you contact potential photographers, florists, planners and more, go in armed with the following questions answered... READ MORE

April 10, 2014

5 Things to Consider Before Choosing Your Bridal Party

Despite the fact that there is no right or wrong, there are some possible pitfalls to be on the watch for when you’re selecting your wedding party... READ MORE

March 31, 2014

How to Talk to Your Parents About Your Wedding Budget

Whether you’re relying on strangers (or family), here's how to tactfully handle any potential wedding contributions... READ MORE

March 24, 2014

How to Plan Your Wedding Without Going Nuts

After getting engaged, you and your intended need to hash out who wants to be responsible for what parts of the plan, and how involved either of you want to be with respect to the details... READ MORE

March 19, 2014

50% of Women Would Prefer This Over an Engagement Ring

Forget sparkling diamonds — the most grand proposal gesture of all might also be the most practical... READ MORE

March 11, 2014

13 Things Your Real Estate Agent Won't Tell You

From hosting an open house to getting an estimate of your property's value, these real estate tips from the experts ought to help in today's tough market... READ MORE

July 1, 2013

Should You Buy a House Before You're Married?

According to the Marriage and Homebuying Study by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, nearly a quarter of millennial couples aren’t just shacking up before getting married — they’re buying their first homes together... READ MORE

June 10, 2013

How to Be a Bridesmaid Without Going Broke

The truth is, after the dress, accessories, travel expenses, gifts…being in someone’s wedding is downright pricey... READ MORE

June 3, 2013

10 DIY Wedding Ideas That Are Worth Your Time

We've gathered some of our favorite DIY tutorials for the bride who wants to incorporate a handmade element in her wedding, but isn’t prepared (or able) to spend hours and hundreds of dollars sourcing all of the items required... READ MORE

May 30, 2013

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