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Forever After : Legal & Finance

Diving Into Married Life

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 23, 2015 at 5:00am

With all the details that go into organizing a once-in-a-lifetime party for 50, 100, 200 or more of your nearest and dearest, it’s easy to forget that life goes on after the big day is over. Even if you dated for years and/or lived together before the wedding, the weeks and months that follow can sometimes be a bumpy road. But planning for the potential downs should make them a little easier t…


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Family Planning

article by Anna Sachse, CTW | posted on January 21, 2015 at 5:00am

Some engaged couples can’t wait to start having kids, others have it firmly on the back burner, and many are somewhere in between. There’s no “right” schedule to follow, but making sure you are on the same page pre-I do’s is essential. “Having kids isn’t like saying you really want a bread maker but it’s OK that he doesn’t, or vice versa,” says Anne Chertoff, a New York-ba…


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Merging Your Finances!

article by Metro Creative | posted on December 29, 2014 at 5:00am

Getting married means accepting change and combining two lives into one. After tying the knot, certain decisions and discussions are easier than others. Conversations about money may be one of the hardest topics for newly married couples to navigate. Couples are heading to the alter later than they did in generations past. In the United States, the average age of a first marriage is now 27 for wo…


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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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