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How Much Should You Spend On An Engagement Ring?


Two months’ salary? Three? Uh, no. How much should you spend on an engagement ring? Learn why these so-called rules are silly — even dangerous.

How To Buy An Engagement Ring Online

How to buy an engagement ring online

Buying a diamond engagement ring online can save you thousands. Here’s what I learned shopping for my wife’s engagement ring and buying my own wedding ring online.

How to Negotiate Discounts And Freebies For Your Dream Wedding

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Weddings are a blast to dream about, but can be terrifying when it’s time to consider the costs. We talked with someone who has great first-hand advice for cutting down the expense of your upcoming wedding without having to sacrifice your big plans.

Money Manners: I’m Broke, and I’m Supposed to be a Bridesmaid!

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Asked to be a bridesmaid, but you can’t swing it financially? You’re not a bad friend if you say “No.” Here’s how to bow out gracefully or cut costs to make it work.

Funny Money: Cut Costs, Not Cake at Weddings

wedding rings with "for richer or for poorer" engraving

Congrats! You’re getting married! Here are some tongue-in-cheek tips on how not to break the bank when planning your wedding, such as serving Costco cake and sending electronic invites. Be sure to check out the comments too. Things get a little spicy!

♥ & $: Planning Your Dream Wedding? Might Want to Rethink That One


I went to get my hair cut the other day and my stylist, Sergio, told me he and his fiancé have finally set the date for their wedding: September, 2013; only four years after the birth of their son. As Sergio said, “Better late than never.” Much controversy has arisen over the deep decline in […]

Flash Weddings: How To Plan Quickie ‘I Dos’ On The Cheap

A flash wedding is a trendy, thrilling, and thrifty alternative to a formal marriage ceremony.

Be prepared: The next wedding invitation in your mailbox might ask you to break the law. It may describe the stuff of spy movies: Sneaking into a museum and gathering around a popular painting without rousing suspicion of the guards. All in the name of celebrating a wedding in a ways that’s trendy, thrilling, and […]

Wedding Expenses: Worth it or Worthless? Thoughts on What Counted on my Big Day

If you’re planning a wedding—or even just imagining getting hitched anytime soon—the thought of paying for all that stuff can be overwhelming. The list of typical wedding expenses is long, and few are cheap. Now that it’s been a bit more than a month since my wedding, I’ve been reflecting on the experience and have […]

How to Save Money While Planning a Fabulous Wedding (Plus: A Free Wedding Budget Spreadsheet and Guest List)

The wedding budget spreadsheet and guest list provides a simple way to track wedding costs and manage your guest list.

I’m in the homestretch of my engagement. My wedding is 99% planned: loose ends are coming together, I’m attending wedding showers thrown in my honor, butterflies are fluttering around in my stomach, and I’m this close to gaining one new last name. I’ve learned a lot along the way, too – about how to save […]

Wedding Taxes: Four Must-Know Tax Facts For Planning Your Big Day

Wedding Taxes- Four Must-Know Tax Facts For Planning Your Big Day

Do I have to pay taxes on my wedding? Are any parts of my wedding tax-deductible? If my parents help pay, do they have to pay taxes if the wedding is a gift? These are just some of the tax questions that might come up when planning your wedding.