Planning Your Wedding

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January 6, 2020

Two wedding rings on a calendar.Everything that you purchased for your wedding (or any event/celebration in general), do save your receipts. Just toss all of those receipts in a shoe box and label it "Wedding" or the event/celebration you are hosting. Add all the receipts in the box as you purchase and it makes budgeting easier (by documenting the receipts in a spreadsheet if you'd like).


Leading up to my wedding, I decided to ask my venue if they offered any complimentary items I could use. Come to find out they had easels in assorted sizes available for me to use! That was a big help as I bought some to display our engagement photos throughout the venue. Immediately after confirmation that easels will be provided, I located my receipt from the box and returned the easels I purchased (brand new, never used) for my money back. That helped a lot especially since I would probably not use the easels again anytime soon.

Tip: By saving your receipts and having them all in one location makes it easier to locate and for budgeting purposes. Also I ended up returning some other items I ended up not needing/used or had extras of so that helped cut down costs.

Source: My personal experience

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October 30, 2019

When you think of a DIY wedding, think twice and calculate the details first. Always determine and limit your budget.


Do-it-yourself requires so much time and effort so you have to prepare ahead of time.

A DIY Wedding May Not Be The Best Option

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February 19, 2020

Make your decorations, make your dress and bouquet, make whatever you want yourself, but, have other people set up, hang up, do the actual decorating on your big day! Have multiple, multiple people for every task that needs to be done and DO NOT let people use this time to make things up to you!'You could end up without a cake, like me.

An outdoor wedding

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February 22, 2016

I will get married in August 2016. I am nervous now. I do not know how to prepare my wedding. Could you offer me some ideas about the wedding?

The venue, the dress, and any tips for my wedding Thank you.


February 23, 20160 found this helpful

One of the first things to consider is how much money do you have to spend. My advice is not to go into debt because you may also be concerned with setting up a household.


All those things are expensive and money is one of the top stressors in a family. Get advice from someone you respect and discuss costs with your fiancé also.

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February 23, 20160 found this helpful

Don't spend a big pile of money on the ceremony. Save it for your marriage. Money troubles are a huge reason why couples divorce. Don't start out in the hole.

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September 1, 2011

This is a page about creating a budget for your wedding. Weddings can become really expensive very quickly. Knowing how much you have to spend on your wedding is a very important part of your wedding planning process.

Bride and Groom Putting Money in Piggy Bank

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March 22, 2019

This is a page about determining what you need for a wedding. Whether you are planning a small wedding or an extravagant event, it can be hard to figure out exactly what you need.


Here are some tips for planning a wedding.

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January 28, 2019

Instead of the traditional white wedding, think outside the box. Customize it with details that show the personality of the couple. Look for inspiration from books or movies, travel or pick a style like country or boho. This page contains ideas for planning a theme wedding.

A row of boots with flowers for a country themed wedding.

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March 15, 2016

When deciding when to get married, it should be what works best for both of you. This page is about choosing a day for your wedding.

Close-up of large desk calendar with March 13th marked as Wedding with two red hearts and a large pink roses laying on the calendar.

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February 2, 2012

This is a page about planning a frugal wedding. Money is tight for many people and wedding costs can easily get out of hand. There are many ways to keep the costs down and still have a nice wedding.

Bride and groom adding money into a piggy bank.

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