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Blending Your Finances

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…

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Six Budgeting Tips For Your Dream Wedding

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…

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Show Me The Money!

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…

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Ceremony & Reception : Catering

Two Steps to a Stylish Meal

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…

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Forever After : Legal & Finance

Money Management

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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Ceremony & Reception : Wedding Planners

App-ily ever after

article by Erin Morris | posted on April 08, 2013 at 8:58am

There’s no end to the planning and organization that goes into creating a dream wedding. But for brides- and grooms-to-be on the go, help is just a download away. Planning used to involve endless paper trails, but now there are plenty of tools right at your fingertips designed to help you get more accomplished and manage your wedding like a pro. Check out some wedding apps that will get you bot…

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Forever After : Legal & Finance

Wedding Poll: Wedding Loan

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on April 04, 2013 at 3:42pm

Let’s face it, weddings are expensive. Oftentimes couples just starting out do not have enough to cover their wedding expenses. Would you consider using loan money to pay for your wedding expenses? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll.

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Forever After : Legal & Finance

Is a wedding loan for you?

article by Metro Creative | posted on March 26, 2013 at 1:00am

Engaged couples about to take a trip down the aisle are increasingly choosing to pay for the wedding themselves. Where it used to be tradition for the bride’s parents to handle the bill for the occasion, today the responsibility for funding has largely fallen into the hands of the prospective bride and groom. To meet the financial demands of the modern wedding, some individuals turn to loans for f…

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Wedding Poll: The Name Game

poll by Buffalo Brides | posted on February 21, 2013 at 11:13am

You and your fiance are finally married! Will you take his name? Keep your own? Hyphenate the two? Weigh in in this week’s wedding poll.

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Tips for Brides on Budgets

article by NewsUSA | posted on November 24, 2012 at 4:00am

Between the thrilling proposal and the pre-wedding whirlwind, setting the date, finding the perfect wedding dress, and planning the honeymoon, weddings should feel joyous and romantic. But after the wedding, couples should enjoy their newly wedded bliss, not panic about digging themselves out of debt. According to the Association for Wedding Professionals International, the average wedding cost…

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