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.


How to Find the Best Credit Card for Wedding Expenses

After hunting down the perfect venue and vendors, you may be ready for the next chase: finding the best credit card for your wedding expenses.

By Jazmine Reed-Clark, June 10, 2021


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, May 21, 2021


How to Set a Wedding Budget: The 8 Questions You Need to Answer

Figuring out how to set a wedding budget isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Just answer a few questions and you’ll have your wedding finances ready to go.

By Kim Forrest, May 13, 2021


Average Wedding Budget vs. Reality: How to Avoid the Overspending Trap

What’s the difference between a couple’s initial wedding budget and what they actually spend on their big day? A lot, it turns out.

By Kim Forrest, May 12, 2021


Looking to Save on Your Wedding? Try These Practical, Planner-Backed Ideas

Yes, you can still have a unique wedding and not completely overspend. These wedding ideas on a budget come straight from expert planners.

By Jenn Sinrich, April 8, 2021


This is How Much a Wedding Actually Costs

Yes, COVID had an impact on 2020’s average cost of a wedding—but it’s likely a very short-lived change.

By Kim Forrest, March 19, 2021


7 Key Financial Milestones to Discuss With Your Partner

Money doesn't buy happiness, but having open and honest conversations with your partner can definitely make for a happier relationship. Here, the most important financial milestones to discuss.

By Jenn Sinrich, March 1, 2021


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, February 19, 2021


Is It the Parents' Responsibility to Pay for Their Child’s Wedding?

Experts, couples, and families weigh in on if parents are still on the hook for paying for their kid's wedding. Is it an outdated tradition or still appropriate?

By Jazmine Reed-Clark, January 27, 2021


How to Ask Your Parents for Help Paying for Your Wedding—in 6 Steps!

If you’re unsure about how to broach the subject, here is the best way to ask your parents to pay for your wedding.

By Kim Forrest, January 13, 2021


Wedding Budget Breakdown 101: How to Divide & Conquer

Here, we break down the average wedding budget breakdown percentages so you can determine exactly how much of your budget to spend on food, favors and more.

By Kim Forrest, December 10, 2020


Exactly How Much To Tip Wedding Vendors: A Complete List

Not quite sure about who to tip at wedding (and how much)? Read our guide to make your life easier and get a better idea on tipping wedding vendors. 

By Kim Forrest, October 23, 2020


5 Ways to Cut Wedding Costs If You’re Having a Smaller Event

If you’ve had to lower your guest count due to COVID restrictions, you can also cut some of your wedding costs without sacrificing an incredible event.

By Jenn Sinrich, June 16, 2020


How to Create a Wedding Budget: Real Couples Tell All

Trying to figure out how to budget for your wedding? Here, real recently-married couples share their best-kept secrets.

By Lindsay Tigar, May 29, 2020


What Wedding Insurance Means for You Amid COVID-19

How late is too late to buy wedding insurance? Here’s everything you need to know about buying insurance, depending on where you are in your planning.

By Jenn Sinrich, April 13, 2020


Getting Married Next Year? Here's How to Set a Monthly Budget

Whether you're saving every last receipt or a little, ahem, flexible with your spending, planning a monthly budget is a major part of saving for your wedding.

By Lindsay Tigar, April 10, 2020