Battling The Wedding Racket: One Bride’s Real Life Experience

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It is well-documented that when a prospective bride approaches a venue, florist, photographer or other vendor to inquire about their services, and mentions the word “wedding”, that the vendors eyes light up and their prices sky-rocket. Here is one potential bride’s humorous tale about her experience with wedding vendors, from The Broke-Ass Bride:  Here we begin […]

Sneaky Wedding Costs You Need to Look Out For

One of the topics that is most popular with our readers involves the costs of weddings, and methods and techniques for lowering and minimizing those costs.  So we are especially pleased when we learn of an article or post that addresses those topics in a unique way. Today we have one of those special articles […]

10 Ways to Slash Your Wedding Guest List

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The guest list. The mere thought of it is enough to send many couples running for the migraine meds. Should we invite naughty Uncle Harry? What if he acts badly and hits on the bridesmaids? What about Ted from work? Sure, we don’t like the guy, but we were invited to his wedding. And then […]

The Bride’s Manifesto – How To Ward Off The Wedding Crazies

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I’ve been writing about weddings for 10 years.  During that time, I have interviewed countless couples about their weddings. I’ve interviewed couples with big budgets. Couples with little budgets. Couples from big cities, and others from tiny towns. Brides who have dreamed of their weddings their entire lives, and others who didn’t even have marriage on […]

10 Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

What’s the hottest trend in weddings? Smaller guest lists. Here are ten reasons to have a small wedding: 1. You get to celebrate one of the biggest days of your life surrounded by people who love you. Of the many couples I interviewed for Intimate Weddings and for my blog, nearly everyone says this is one of the best things […]

Wedding Budget Tips: 5 Ways To Cut The Cost Of Your Big Day

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Want to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank? There are plenty of ways to save. Here’s five basic wedding budget tips to get you thinking. 1) Reception Time The best way to help your wedding budget? Be mindful of your venue and the time. Pick a morning brunch, afternoon party or […]