May 25, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Bride-To-Be: Got the Budget Blues? Create A Realistic Wedding Budget You Can Stick With

TAGS: WEDDING PLANNING, WEDDING EXPERTS, BRIDE TO BE, WEDDING BUDGET

Staying on budget is difficult for many couples who are planning their dream wedding. We started out by creating an excel sheet that included each wedding item and its cost, based on quotes from vendors we had already secured. We then added all of our costs to find the total amount that we needed to save to pay for our big day.


My Wedding Budget Template


Use this Budget Template (pictured above) to get started on your budget.

Nov. 24, 2011, 5 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

4 Areas to Save Big on Your Wedding

TAGS: WEDDING BUDGET, HOW TO SAVE, THINKMONEY.COM, VENUE, CASH GIFT REGISTRY, ONLINE WEDDING INVITATIONS, GUEST LIST

Your dream day doesn't have to come with a nightmare price tag. There are ways to enjoy the style and elegance you've always wanted at your wedding - without running through your life's savings.


Bride and Groom Wedding Shoes


The experts over at ThinkMoney.com have compiled the top 4 areas of your wedding where you can save big while still creating a wedding day that is memorable for all the right reasons.


Keep reading to find out how you can save big on your wedding:

Jan. 22, 2013, noon by SMARTBRIDE

Average Wedding Budget: How Does your Wedding Stack up?

TAGS: WEDDING DRESS, TUXEDO, INVITATIONS, FLOWERS, WEDDING CAKE, DECORATIONS, RENTALS, VENUE, PHOTOGRAPHER, FAVORS, DJ, ENTERTAINMENT, WEDDING BUDGET

Ever wondered how your wedding budget stacks up? Here's a quick look at what brides are expected to spend on their wedding dress, groom's attire, engagement ring, flowers, cakes, decorations and rentals, invitations, photography and more.



Infographic Courtesy of Wedding Crowd