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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.
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.
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).
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.
When you’re planning a wedding, everyone, and I mean everyone , feels the need to offer you unsolicited advice. Your mom, your friends, your hairstylist, and even a friend of a cousin’s friend’s neighbor’s coworker – they all have an opinion on some aspect of your wedding.
Dressing up for Halloween can be tons of fun, but Halloween costumes for adults often get pricey. Whether you want to save money or you need a last minute costume idea, check out these quick and affordable DIY costume ideas!
The average bride spends nearly $200 on her hair and makeup for the big day. If a bride requires the stylist to be onsite at the wedding, it can become considerably more expensive. Of course you want to look amazing on your special day, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to look your best! Here are five ways to save money on your hair and makeup.
Wedding flowers may not seem overly expensive when you first start wedding planning, but when you consider how many different types of flowers you will purchase, the costs add up quickly. With bouquets for the bridesmaids, ceremony and reception decorations, table centerpieces, flower girl petals, boutonnieres and corsages, it can get pricey. The average U.S. couple spends $2,000 on flowers for their wedding. You want your venue to look pretty, but spending thousands of dollars on real flowers that will die shortly after the wedding is not necessary. Here are five ways to save money on flowers.