Wedding Planning and Budget Basics
Spending and saving secrets for your big day.
Spending and Saving Secrets for Your Big Day
16 Ways to Save on Wedding Expenses
Attending weddings can be expensive. Use these tips to save on everything from gifts to your travel arrangements.
How to Save Money on Your Wedding
It’s a fact: Weddings are expensive. Here are 25 clever ways to cut costs.
Wedding Planning: Common Problems, Solved
From managing your guest list to getting those thank-you notes done.
To plan the perfect celebration, use this comprehensive wedding checklist, with a timeline based on the 16-month length of the average U.S. engagement.
- Start a wedding folder or binder. Begin leafing through bridal, lifestyle, fashion, gardening, design, and food magazines for inspiration.
Related: See Our Complete Guide to Weddings
- Work out your budget. Determine how much you have to spend, based on your families’ contributions and your own.
- Pick your wedding party. As soon as you’re engaged, people will start wondering who’s in.
Related: Choosing Your Wedding Party