Creating your wedding budget is a major task, but it has to be done before you can get to planning. We’ve got tips and tricks to help you figure out how much to spend, allocate your budget to fit your priorities, cut costs, and identify where it’s worth it to splurge so you can make the most of every cent.


Why a Wedding Planner Costs THAT Much

Hiring a wedding planner is one of the smartest things you can do during wedding planning — here's how much a wedding planner costs, and why.

By Kim Forrest, September 23, 2019


Can't Agree on a Wedding Budget? Here's Exactly What to Do

If you and your future spouse can't agree on a wedding budget, there's no need to fret. It's totally normal and with a few simple steps, planning will be smooth sailing.

By Lauren Rodrigue, July 29, 2019


Exactly How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors: A Complete List

Confused about tipping wedding vendors? We're here to help! This guide details exactly who you should tip, how much, and why.

By Kim Forrest, July 25, 2019


The 5 Reasons You’re Spending Too Much Money on Your Wedding

About half of couples spend more than planned on their wedding—but why? Here are the top five reasons

By Kim Forrest, May 30, 2019


Why You Need to Stop Putting Off the Wedding Budget Talk

You might be dreading the wedding budget talk, but here's why you need to have it sooner rather than later.

By Stephanie Weers, April 12, 2019


How Much Does Wedding Insurance Really Cost?

If you're getting married, you might be wondering how much wedding insurance costs. Here's the answer: It's probably not as much as you think.

By Jenn Sinrich, April 10, 2019


6 Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Wedding Feel Fancier

Planning a wedding on a budget can seem challenging, but it doesn't have to be. These low-cost wedding ideas will make your wedding feel luxe without the hefty price tag!

By Jenn Sinrich, March 14, 2019


9 Go-To Ways to Save Money on a Wedding

Looking to shrink your budget? These are the top ways to save money on a wedding, without sacrificing style.

By Christin Perry, February 14, 2019


Can I Negotiate with Wedding Vendors?

Couples who are on a strict budget will want to learn how to negotiate with wedding vendors—the best ways to do so may surprise you.

By Kim Forrest, January 7, 2019


Who Pays for the Wedding? Here's the Official Answer

Here is the breakdown of the “traditional” way to divide up the budget and figure out who pays for the wedding—use this as a starting point, and not the final word.

By Kim Forrest, October 29, 2018


How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget

Plan your wedding without totally blowing your budget. Here are some of our favorite tips on setting a wedding budget—and sticking to it!

By Kim Forrest, September 14, 2018


Wedding Budget Breakdown 101: How to Divide & Conquer

Here's how to figure out what percentages of your total wedding budget to allocate to food, flowers, entertainment and lots more.

By Kim Forrest, July 9, 2018


8 Wedding Expenses Couples Don’t Regret Splurging On

Recently-married couples spill on the wedding expenses that they totally don't regret, from the venue to the videographer and more.

By Jenn Sinrich, January 26, 2018


6 Major Wedding Budget Splurges You'll Never Regret

Put your money where it counts in these six categories on your wedding budget checklist and you’ll have zero regrets as you walk down the aisle.

By Stephanie Weers, September 15, 2017


6 Costs to Eliminate from Your Wedding Budget Right. Now.

We talked to wedding vendors to get the inside scoop on how—and where—to cut corners on costs for your big day.

By Jenn Sinrich, August 22, 2017


Can’t Afford a Honeymoon? Don't Panic.

Try these tactics from financial experts who give their smartest recommendations on how to handle the difficult decision to postpone your post-nuptial holiday:

By Lindsay Tigar, August 8, 2017