Cheap Tux Rentals – 5 Ways to Save

Cheap tux rentals aren’t always easy to come by. Let this list of tips and tricks help you find an affordable way to make a statement on your guy’s big day. Get the Groom’s Tux Free Lots of men’s formal wear stores, like Men’s Warehouse and Joseph A Banks, offer a free tux rental to … Read more

5 Surprisingly Affordable Cities for a Destination Wedding

5 Top Surprisingly Affordable Cities to Plan a Destination Wedding

Find out what venues offer the most bang for your buck in popular destination wedding locations including Nashville, Chicago, Houston, Atlanta and Charlotte. Some of my favorite cities in the world also have some of the most beautiful and affordable places to get married. These cities make great destination wedding locations because of their accessibility, … Read more

3 Reasons Domestic Destination Weddings Appeal to Budget Brides

Domestic destination weddings appeal for couples looking to save money on their wedding for several reasons: 3 Reasons Domestic Destination Weddings Appeal to Budget Brides 1. Destination weddings are often cheaper. Destination wedding budgets average $8,800 (and has stayed under 10k for 10 years, whereas with local and at-home weddings are topping $30,000 and regularly … Read more

Affordable Wedding Photography: What to Ask For

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I reached out to area photographer Beth Rose to talk about affordable wedding photography. My goal is to save people time and money and to give photographers connections to couples who need the services they provide but simply don’t have the budget for the normal type of services wedding photographers provide. Included in this post … Read more

How to Save Money on Ordering Wedding Cakes through a Local Bakery

Are you looking for ways to save money on wedding cake pricing from bakeries? Leslie Pippin is the owner of Classic Cakes in Nashville, Tennessee. She has been creating cakes for Nashville weddings and other celebrations for 30 years and was named among the “Couple’s Choice Awards” from WeddingWire in 2015 (meaning she’s in the top … Read more

Stressed Out? Find a Spouse Who’s Your Best Friend, Economists Say

Economists John Helliwell of the Vancouver School of Economics and Shawn Grover of the Canadian Department of Finance say marriage is most beneficial when times get tough. “Being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single – particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises,”The New York … Read more

The More Expensive the Wedding, the Shorter the Marriage (Ouch)

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The more you dish out on the big day, the shorter the marriage, according to a survey by two Emory University economics professors. They surveyed 3,000 people who had only been married once and found: Guys who dropped between $2k-$4k on an engagement ring were 1.3 times more likely to get divorced than those who … Read more

Cheap Tips for Hollywood-Inspired Wedding Themes

I’m a sucker for a well-executed wedding theme. Since a wedding is a pivotal part in the stories of our lives, it makes sense that we’re drawn to epic narratives to illustrate our own. Hollywood & literature gives ample inspiration for the look & feel of these recently popular wedding themes & engagement shoots from … Read more