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Seven Tips For Going To A Wedding Without Blowing Your Entire Bank Account

It’s easy to be cynical about attending a wedding, and unfortunately the recession has only made it easier to begrudge those who bask in true love’s light and make us schlep out to some random country club in the middle of nowhere. I actually love weddings, but celebrating the chubby-cheeked cupid is expensive. The outfits, the gift, the travel — it all adds up! Before you start getting all anti-wedding, here are seven easy ways to save this season. Keep reading »

Celebrity Weddings: Once Is Not Enough

As you would expect during a recession, couples who are getting married are spending less on their weddings, cutting back on guest lists, wearing family rings instead of a new ones, and assembling their own invitations. According to a nationwide survey by David’s Bridal, 75 percent of weddings are being scaled back to save money. Early spending estimates suggest the average wedding this year will cost $19,000. Two years ago, the average was $28,000. Wedding dress designers who understand brides may not have as much to spend on their dresses are offering less expensive options, but some women are still spending $10,000-plus on dresseses. Keep reading »

Tips From A Recessionista: 15 Tips For Throwing A Budget Wedding

Since I started planning a wedding in one of the most expensive cities in the world (New York City) during the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, I’ve picked up a few tips on cutting costs and staying sane without compromising too much on what I want. If you’re willing to be flexible and open to nontraditional ideas, you can have the “perfect” wedding, whatever your budget may be. After the jump, 15 tips for throwing a budget wedding. Keep reading »

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