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Budgeting Advice

How to save money on your wedding and make the most of your wedding budget — plus budget examples from real couples!

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Insider tips from a florist: 13 ways to avoid getting screwed on your wedding flowers

I am a florist who strictly does wedding work, cake toppers, centerpieces, floral dog collars, and the usual, all for brides on limited budgets. I was visiting a friend of mine at her work (a big money sucking floral shop) and I over heard some things that I could not believe.

Planning A Wedding During A Recession

Planning a wedding is tough stuff. Unless you have a ton of disposable income or can count on the ‘rents for a large chunk, it can put a real dent in your wallet and in your credit score. Pile on a recession, sky high fuel costs, scarce job market and less than savory housing situation […]

Hold a silent auction at your wedding

From Matt Haughey: My cousin Tony and his girlfriend got married this past weekend and as a young couple in Southern California, they’ve been saving for years for their first house. On the occasion of their marriage, they didn’t want to fill a non-existent house with blenders and trinkets but didn’t want to flatly refuse […]

I DON’T WANT YOUR STUPID MONEY, MOM: How to turn down financial help

My parents offered to pay for most of our wedding next summer, which seemed great at first. But within four days of being engaged, my mom had already used the phrase “If i’m paying for it i will have X” and is being very very pushy about choosing a venue…”

Momzilla and wedding budgeting

Everyone warns you about Bridezilla, but no one tells you about how your mom will morph into Momzilla! My simple rule: If mom’s payin’, you need to listen to what she’s sayin’.

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