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Splurge vs. Steal! How To Get the Wedding Look You Love On A Budget

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Want to find out the secrets behind saving on your wedding day essentials? Katie Couric featured  Site Director Anja Winikka as a special guest on a wedding segment as she demystified what adds dollar signs to everything from shoes to centerpieces! Get a sneak peek of the tips here: The Gown Splurge (left) This read more

Best Bargain Honeymoon Spot? Vote!

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We've asked you about the most romantic honeymoon hot spot (Bora Bora here we come!) and the most adventurous honeymoon spot (hello South Africa!). Today, we want to know which honeymoon spot gives you the most bang for your buck. By the way, that photo is of Treasure Beach in Jamaica! > read more

Would You Sell Your Dress Before Your Wedding?

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Could this be the newest trend in dress shopping? DailyFinance.com reported that more and more brides are selling their dresses to other brides before their wedding day. Their goal? To save enough money to make what would be an out-of-budget dress possible -- or even put the money toward other wedding details. High-end dresses, especially... read more

Where in the World Does It Cost $200K to Wed?

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It's a no-brainer: wedding costs add up. But in society-conscious South Korea, where cultural customs are also heavily factored into the budget, couples typically pay up to roughly $200,000 -- and that's four times the national annual income! So where exactly does all the money go? Reuters reports that Korean marriage traditions require lavish... read more

Infographic: 25 Most Expensive Places to Get Married

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Ever wonder how your wedding budget compares to the average? In our 2011 Real Wedding Study, we pinpointed the 25 most expensive places to get married in the country. Some highlights? Fifty-two percent of these locales are clustered on the east coast. New York City came in at number one, costing upwards of $65,824. But... read more

Happy Tax Day! Is This the Last Year You’ll File as a Single?

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It's not the most glamorous topic, but you gotta do it. Even wedding planning has to be set aside so you can file your taxes (are you finished yet?). The process of bucking up for Uncle Sam changes after you wed, though, so make sure you know the difference between filing as a single and... read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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