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

12 Top Free Nashville Festivals for Young Families

Nashville is such a great place to raise a young family, and there’s always something to do. When the weather’s nice, you’ll find a plethora of free festivals to check out. Since these are free, plan to spend a morning or afternoon there, so little ones don’t melt down at nap-time. Here are some of … Read more

10 Affordable Wedding Venues in Illinois

Looking for affordable wedding venues in Illinois? Here’s a list of 10 Chicago-area rentals ranging from $300-$3,000, including The Carleton Hotel, Ivy Room, Lacuna, and more. Looking for more suggestions of affordable wedding venues in Illinois? Download this longer, more comprehensive list to get started. It’s 25+ Cheap Chicago Wedding Venues — an easy-to-use, sortable … Read more

Affordable Wedding Photography: What to Ask For

Beth Rose Photography

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

66 Free Things to Do in Nashville Year-Round

There are so many things to do in Nashville. On any given day there’s a top-name music act playing, a festival of some sort and a plethora of family-friendly activities going on around the city. It’s hard to keep up, and it’s easy to spent too much money. Thankfully, there are so many fun free things to … Read more

10 Cheap Charlotte Wedding Venues

A Place in the Vineyard Charlotte Wedding Venue

Looking for wedding venues in Charlotte NC? This top 10 list will get you started. Includes: historic chapels, park pavilions, greenways, urban buildings and even pop-up weddings! I’ve JUST created a new resource for download to accompany this cheap Charlotte wedding venues post. It’s the 117 Top Charlotte Wedding Venues. Get everything you need to find the … Read more

East Nashville, Inglewood: A Local Guide to the East Side

East Nashville Mural, circa 2012

East Nashville Mural, circa 2012 In the neighborhood that’s one of the nation’s hottest*, East Nashville and Inglewood have plenty to offer. While the real estate is sky high, there are still some cheap eats and thrifty local stores to go easy on your wallet. You may notice some of the sights from the show … Read more

40+ Free Annual Nashville Events [Calendar]

Mark your calendars for 40 free Nashville events held throughout the year, every year! Event Occurs Details January The Hermitage Jan. 8 Annual free admission day to celebrate the Battle of New Orleans day Let Freedom Sing! Jan. 18 The Nashville Symphony hosts an annual “Let Freedom Sing!” concert honoring Dr. King. In 2015, it was … Read more