After the wedding, you'll start the rest of your lives together. Go on a honeymoon, find your dream home & car; maybe start a family.
Follow these travel and budget tips for the trip of a lifetime.
article by Metro | posted on June 11, 2014 at 5:00am
Planning a wedding is a collaborative effort for couples. But the decisions do not end when the wedding reception wraps up for the night. Although couples spend months choosing everything from wedding bands to registry china patterns, even more decisions are on the horizon. These include decisions on housing, when to start a family and how to merge bank accounts, bills and investments that compr…
article by Timothy Schulte, CTW | posted on May 28, 2014 at 5:00am
Guys have it easy when it comes to packing for the honeymoon. Grab a handful of clothes and just make sure you have enough pairs of boxers, right? OK, maybe not quite that easy, but the one area guys should put a little thought into when packing is their dopp kitt. Dopp kit, shaving kit, whatever you want to call it, here are a few things you should make sure to include: Razor Duh. You may be o…
article by Brooke Showell, CTW | posted on May 23, 2014 at 5:00am
1. Choose a Destination You’ll Both Love She dreams of a “foodiemoon” in France, he wants to sail the Florida Keys. What’s the compromise? “Travel psychic” Linda Lauren says to sit down together with a map and look at the places you both have considered. “Say the names aloud to each other and see how it makes you feel. Happy? Excited? You will internally know what place will nour…
article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on May 09, 2014 at 5:00am
1. Have your ceremony at the same location as your reception, advises Sarah Trotter, owner of Lasting Impressions Weddings and Event Coordination in Minnetonka, Minn. You’ll save money on rental fees, décor, transportation and more, in addition to cutting down on photography time. 2. If you’re crafty, buying a DIY kit or pattern instead of a pre-made item can save you a quite a bit, says Sar…
article by Metro Creative | posted on December 02, 2013 at 5:00am
Newlyweds often have a lot on their plates upon returning from their honeymoons. One of the more critical issues newly married couples must address is their finances and how those finances will be combined going forward. Combining finances can be a touchy subject for many couples, especially those who had not given much thought to their finances prior to tying the knot. But there are steps couple…
poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on October 25, 2013 at 5:00am
Honeymoons are a great way for a couple to privately celebrate getting married and spend their first few days as a married couple. Where would you like to spend your honeymoon?
article by Metro Creative | posted on October 16, 2013 at 5:00am
As couples cope with the stress and struggles of planning a wedding, many begin to see their honeymoons as a time when they can finally unwind and relax without having to worry about seating arrangements, vendor negotiations or the host of other responsibilities that come with planning a wedding. But securing the perfect honeymoon can be nearly as difficult as planning the wedding. The biggest di…
article by BPT | posted on October 11, 2013 at 5:00am
For better or worse, richer or poorer - that’s the promise most couples make when they face one-another at the altar. When it comes to finances and young love, it can be easy to fall into some common pitfalls that can haunt couples long after the wedding day. “Communication is a key part of a strong marriage, and it’s also the basis for a strong financial partnership,” says Barrett Burns, preside…
article by Anna Sachse - CTW Features | posted on September 13, 2013 at 5:00am
The wedding meal and bar typically are your top wedding expenses, and with never-ending online photos and magazine editorials featuring lavish stations, chic small bites and couture cocktails, it can be easy to get ahead of yourself and your pocketbook. Here, two wedding-planning experts offer tips to balance your dream dinner-and-drinks spread with your budget realities. Step 1: E-xplore Not su…
article by CTW Features | posted on September 11, 2013 at 5:00am
After “Bottoming out” at around $22,000 a couple years ago, the average cost of a wedding has settled somewhere between $25,000 and $26,000, according to according to The Wedding Report, the Tucson, Ariz.-based wedding market research company. Yes, that’s a hefty number, but remember that that number is an average, not a target. More than the number is how couples are behaving with the. Wit…
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