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

28 Nashville Wedding Photographers for $2,000 or Less


I’m developing a series of resources to help with each area of wedding planning, and I’m really excited to offer this one for couples looking for affordable wedding photography in the Nashville area. It’s a detailed listing of 28 Nashville wedding photographers who offer packages for $2,000 or less. Why It’s Important Wedding photography is quite possibly … Read more

Poplar Hollow Farm – a Country in the City Nashville Airbnb Destination

Family-owned since 1972, Poplar Hollow Farm is an 18-acre farm in the middle of Bellevue, just outside of Nashville, Tennessee, comes complete with horses, a barn, a creek and a pond. I found Poplar Hollow Farm when I embarked upon researching Airbnb properties in Nashville suitable for weddings and events. It’s owner/host Pamela was so warm and … 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

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

Wedding Finds on Craigslist

Before I buy anything these days I do a quick search on to see if it’s available secondhand locally. It’s a good practice to develop, and a great one when planning a wedding. On any given day you can find reusable wedding decor, serving pieces and attire. Here’s a sampling of what I found … Read more