Tag: wedding dress

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!


Beware of Hidden Wedding Dress Costs: Alterations and Bustling All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

The average bride in the U.S. spends $1,000-$2,000 on her wedding dress.  To me, spending that much on a dress you only wear once is just plain crazy.  When I was able to get my dream dress for only $400 (on sale from $700), I was ecstatic.

I didn’t realize then that alterations and bustling (which prevents the dress from dragging on the ground and allows the bride to move about more easily without tripping on the train) could potentially add another $300 to the cost of my dress.

That $400 dress may not have been such a bargain after all!  To avoid paying these ridiculous extra fees, here are some alternative options.


The Frugal Wedding: Saying “Yes to the Dress” Without Breaking the Bank All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

The average wedding in the U.S. costs a whopping $30,000.  It’s no surprise that millennials, many of whom are buried in student loan debt, often put marriage off.  While the average wedding is absurdly expensive, it is entirely possible to have a quality wedding on a tight budget.  With so many different components to pay for and all of the hidden costs that start popping up, it can be tricky to stick to your budget if you aren’t careful.