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.
BudgetWho 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.
BudgetHow 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!
BudgetWedding Budget Breakdown 101: How to Divide & Conquer
Here's how to figure out what percentages of your total wedding budget to allocate to catering, attire, flowers, music and lots more.
Budget8 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.
Budget6 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.
Budget6 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.
BudgetCan’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:
Budget23 Wedding Dresses Under $3,000
There are hundreds of stylish wedding gowns available to suit both your personal and wedding style!
BudgetMoney Pros Give the REAL Scoop on Saving for Your Wedding
Financial experts share their best advice for making your wedding special, without giving up your entire lifestyle.
Budget8 Wedding Money-Saving Myths…Debunked!
Here are 8 cost-saving myths every couple should be aware of so you can know whether you’re really saving money or not, with some actual wedding cost-savings tips too.
BudgetWhy You Need Wedding Insurance
If you’ve ever worried what would happen in the event of a wedding disaster, you should look into wedding insurance. Start by reading our rundown below.
BudgetHow to Ask Your Parents to Help Pay for Your Wedding
If you’re unsure about how to broach the subject, here is the best way to ask your parents to pay for your wedding.
Budget10 Hidden Costs That Can Wreck Your Wedding Budget
Here, wedding pros give us the lowdown on the most common unexpected wedding costs so that you can plan for them in advance (or prevent them all together).
Budget6 Tips for Couples Paying for Their Own Weddings
If you and your partner are paying for your own big day, follow these strategic matrimony money management tips.
Budget5 Wedding Expenses that Don’t Have to be Expensive
Here are a few spots where you have my full permission to cut corners and save cash—while still pulling off the most elegant day ever.
BudgetSplurge vs. Save: How to Prioritize Your Wedding Budget
If you splurge in one area of your wedding, you’ll need to save in other places to make up for it—or you’ll go over budget (and 74 percent of couples do go over budget).