Recent Budget Posts

Fun Facts: The Big Day

Posted by Kim on Mar 31, 2016

For the final installment of our series sharing the results of our 2015 Newlywed Report, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty details of 2015 weddings. One of the most surprising details we learned in our survey was that nearly three-quarters of couples go over-budget. This just reinforces the importance of setting a budget early on, and using an online tool to help you stay organized. Also, we found it interesting that the average number of wedding guests is 120. How many guests are you having at your big day? Learn more interesting wedding details in the infographic below. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Newlywed Report for lots of helpful info!

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One of the first (of a million) questions you’ll be asked after you get engaged is: “Have you set a date?” The “when” question is a big one, so we asked 6,000 couples to share when they got engaged and married. Turns out May through October is the most popular time of year to get married (no huge shock there), but June wins the prize for the most popular month to wed—with 16% of 2015 weddings occurring in June. And the most popular month to get engaged? Turns out the holiday season is also prime engagement season—December takes the cake, with 16% of 2015 engagements happening in December. Check out our infographic below and our 2015 Newlywed Report to learn more.

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Carolina vs. Denver: The 2016 Wedding Bowl!

Posted by Kim on Feb 04, 2016

We’re getting geared up for Super Bowl 50 this weekend, but in true WeddingWire fashion decided to compare the two opposing teams, the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, in terms of their wedding stats, not their prowess on the football field. We took a look at North Carolina and Colorado’s wedding data, and created the handy infographic below. Happy Super Bowl Weekend (and happy wedding planning, too)!

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Top Wedding Ideas From This Week {August 12, 2015}

Posted by Caitlin on Aug 12, 2015

Are you in need of some wedding inspiration this hump day? Our Editorial Team is busy writing content for our newly-launched Ideas Section! Each week, they’ll share their favorite articles and slideshows on Wednesdays at noon. Check out this roundup below:

Engagement Rings 101You’re going to need this handy-dandy guide to understand your engagement ring’s setting, cut, and metal.

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Photo: Katelyn James Photography

13 Lessons I Learned While Planning My Best Friend’s Bachelorette Party – One of our very own editors, Caitlin, survived planning a surprise (and successful!) bachelorette party for her best friend.

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Photo: Emily Jane Photography 

14 Ideas For Your Laid-Back Wedding – From lounge chairs to lawn games, these inspiring 14 ideas will definitely make you want a low-key, casual wedding.

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Photo: Blue Martini Photography

In Which Season Should You Get Married? – Are you a winter, spring, summer, or fall bride-to-be? Take the quiz!

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Photo: Studio127 Photography 

The On-The-Rise Processional And Recessional Songs You Need To Hear – Believe it or not–“Style” by Taylor Swift is on this music pro-approved list!

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Photo: Matthew Nigel Photography

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We know. Not only is it tricky business to figure out your wedding budget, it’s perhaps even more difficult to stick to it. Not to fear, WeddingWire is here! In our latest SpringBook, we’ve rounded up our top budget advice to help alleviate your stress and enjoy the planning process. From tips from expert planners to money-saving advice for your honeymoon, even ways to help your bridesmaids save money, there lots to learn!