My Unique Bachelorette Party All Posts / My Wedding / Wedding

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When I was planning my bachelorette party, I decided I wanted to do something a little different.  The typical ideas of bar hopping, pole dancing, or going to a strip club just weren’t “me”.  I wanted to do something more laid-back and relaxing (and affordable).  The party had three parts – here’s a breakdown of each section and the cost of each activity.


Ridiculous Wedding Etiquette Rules that Need to Change All Posts / General Tips / Wedding

When I was planning my wedding, I was amazed by how many strict, deeply-ingrained wedding etiquette rules still exist today.  Despite the fact that couples have become less traditional than they were in the past (many live together before marriage and have no need for more kitchenware), these silly rules still exist.  Here are 4 ridiculous wedding etiquette rules that need to be changed.


How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Wedding Venue All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

Did you know that the average wedding in the U.S. costs a whopping $30,000?   By far the most expensive part of the wedding is the venue.  Even more “affordable” locations may charge thousands of dollars for venue rentals. If you want to drastically reduce the cost of your wedding (which you probably do if you’re reading this blog!), check out these tips for how to save thousands of dollars on your venue(s).


Pros and Cons of Outdoor Weddings All Posts / General Tips / Wedding

My husband and I got married outside at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a gorgeous fall day.  The wedding was beautiful, but if I could do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding.  Here are some of the pros and cons of having an outdoor wedding.


My Budget Wedding All Posts / My Wedding / Wedding

On this blog, I’ve shared budget wedding tips, and general tips for weddings…but I haven’t shared my own wedding yet!

Ben and I got married on a beautiful fall day at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  Keep reading for a breakdown of our entire budget and tips for how to save money on your own wedding!


5 Creative Ways to Save Money on Wedding Invitations All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

The average cost of wedding invitations in the U.S. is nearly $700.  This may not seem like much compared to the cost of other aspects of a wedding (there are $8,000 catering minimums?!?), but the “little” things add up.  When you’re planning a wedding on a tight budget, you need to be mindful of what you’re spending in EVERY area.  It is absolutely possible to have beautiful, high-quality invitations for much less than $700.  Here are five creative ways to save money on wedding invitations.


7 Wedding Items to Skip Completely All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

The average wedding in the US costs a ridiculous $30,000.  There are many ways to cut costs on every aspect of the wedding, but there are some things that can just be skipped entirely.  Not-so-frugal friends or relatives may try to convince you that these things are essentials.

But this is YOUR day and if you’re the one paying for it, you should be able to skip anything that you deem unnecessary.  Here are 7 non-essential items to skip at your wedding.


6 Ways to Save Money on Your Honeymoon All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

A honeymoon is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy time alone with your new spouse after all of the stress of wedding planning is over.  The most important part of a honeymoon is spending quality time with the one you love – it doesn’t need to cost a fortune to be a memorable vacation!  Here are six ways to save money on the honeymoon.


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