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Wedding Tips

Quick tips and advice to help answer all of your wedding questions.

How to Choose Wedding Shoes that Work for You

Deciding what wedding shoes you want to buy is relatively simple. You have probably been looking at fancy shoes online long enough to know your favorites. How to choose wedding shoes that are a fit for your wedding, dress, circumstances, and budget is not quite as simple. Here are some considerations. 7 Tips for How …

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5 Wedding Tax Deductions. Tips, Plus One To Avoid

Many people overlook wedding tax deductions when thinking of ways to save money on their wedding. Here are the rules along with corresponding IRS resources. I’ve followed these with some ideas for getting the deductions. (Disclaimer: I’ve taken the H&R Block tax preparer’s course, but please double check your deductions through a tax software or …

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Top 7 Budget Wedding Planning Tips

One of the first realities when planning a wedding on a budget is discovering IT’S EXPENSIVE! But can a bride- or groom-to-be still have the wedding of their dreams? Absolutely. The biggest hurdle is understanding everything imaginable is not possible. Photos of lush celebrity weddings are certainly Pinterest worthy. But they are not what you …

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Your First 5 Wedding Planning Must Dos

You’re engaged. Woohoo! You’ve spread the news and changed your Facebook statuses. And you have set the date. Or at least a date range. So now what? You are probably like many and cannot hire a wedding planner to help with everything (although you’ll be surprised how many by-the-piece options you have. Read What to …

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5 Groomsmen Wedding Attire Questions Answered

Tradition dictates that the men rent tuxes for the big event. Well, let’s forget about tradition. Today, there are so many more options for the groom and groomsmen’s wedding attire. You may choose to go with groomsmen wear such as suits or other alternatives. This can save both money and make the guys more interesting …

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How to Break in New Shoes. 5 Fast and 1 Slow Technique.

We’ve all done it–bought shoes and completely forgot until it was too late that brand new shoes HURT if worn for long periods of time. Don’t let the excitement of your wedding day, or other special event, be marred by pain and blisters. Here is how to break in new shoes before the big day, …

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How to Effectively Manage Your Wedding Budget. 5 Must-Do Tips.

Make no mistake, a wedding can cost a lot of money. And even more, if you don’t put a proper plan in place to manage your wedding budget. According to a recent survey by The Knot, the average wedding in the U.S. costs over $30,000. Many couples do, indeed, start with a spending limit in …

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5 Wedding Shopping Ideas. Tips to Save Money.

We sometimes think a small budget means doing everything ourselves and giving up on the dream wedding. Not necessarily. The good news is the dream can survive the pinch! It will, however, require more thoughtful spending. The key when buying wedding items is to combine DIY projects with discount suppliers, sales or coupon codes, and used items.  In a way …

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Top 5 Tips for Finding Chic, Affordable Wedding Rings

When you’ve popped the question and your partner says yes, the next question is usually, “When?” followed by “They say spend how much on the rings?!” Ignore “them.” You can stay well under that budget and still wear quality. These tips will help you get the most bang for your buck while still showing off …

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23 Crazy Smart Wedding Ideas for Deciding What to DIY

A big decision while planning your wedding is which areas you will DIY and which you will hire vendors to do. You may want to try planning the entire wedding yourself, with only the help of family and friends. Think hard before you do that. Before deciding to do 100% DIY, factor in time, stress, …

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Top 7 Tips for Getting Wedding Invitations Cheap. Plus One Idea to Avoid.

The days of old, when your only wedding stationery option was ordering as a pricey, matched set, are long gone. Today’s couples have a wide range of choices, from simple wedding cards to elaborate suites. And you can do many of these for much less. Here are some of those options. You’ve likely already thought, …

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