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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Your groomsmen are important people to rely on throughout the wedding planning process—from throwing the bachelor party to assisting on the big day. While it’s okay to ask them to handle certain things for you, it’s important that you don’t abuse your power. Treat your groomsmen with respect and you’ll find that your friendships are even stronger after the wedding than they were before. Check out this list of things you shouldn’t say to your groomsmen.
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Yesterday, we launched our seventh e-magazine, WeddingWire’s WinterBook 2015. As you can tell by the cover, it’s real-life models Alexia and Nate from the rustic winter farm styled shoot inside. Did you think we would forget real weddings? There are also three of those too. But that’s not all — check out our exclusive 50 fresh ideas that haven’t completely taken over Pinterest yet (bye mason jars and burlap bunting!), learn how to style your decor with patterns such as chevron, stripes, florals, and polka dots, or search for that dream dress and everything that goes along with it. Plus, six ways to keep your guests cozy and how to create the best impression with invitations. Need help finding your venue or picking the soundtrack to your reception? We’ve got 20 gorgeous ballrooms, and six different DJ playlists to suit your style. You can ever persue the 14 most-asked tough etiquette questions, all answered from pros across the country, or stalk the top trending survey results from couples who got married in 2014. Bonus: A wedding planning timeline inforgraphic. And last but not least read up why your wedding will be better than the Oscars. You’re welcome!
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So. You’re headed to your first engagement party of the season. Hmmm—what to get the couple that hasn’t actually registered that won’t empty your bank account? We have a few ideas! From wines that say it all right on the label to funny books to give a bride- or groom-to-be, you’ll definitely want to bookmark this list of 15 engagement gifts under $50.
With Black Friday almost here, we thought what better way to kick-start shopping than with the little black dress that is versatile as much as it is timeless. It works perfectly for any upcoming countless wedding-related occasion, especially if you are perhaps attending as a guest. Our Fashion Editor rounded up 29 of her affordable favorites, from lace sleeves and sequin skirts, here. Find even more budget-friendly ideas for everyone on your holiday list in WeddingWire’s Gift Guide 2014!