wedding costs

74% of Americans are Getting Married with Debt

A survey of 1,000 couples set to get married in the next 12 months found 3 out of 4 couples will go into debt to tie the knot. And most, 61 percent, say they will use credit cards to pay. But is starting married life saddled with debt a good idea? Here’s what the wedding experts at the Knot say and what Consolidated Credit’s financial expert says. Here are some tips on what you can do to cut cost if you’re getting hitched.

How to Get Your “Yes” for Less
Popping the question can cost thousands – especially once you include the cost of the engagement ring. This infographic can help you get your yes for less.
65 Ways to Stretch Your Wedding Budget, Without Giving Up the Luxury
Getting married? Bella Sera has 65 tips to help make your wedding day spectacular and luxurious without breaking the bank or your budget.
Have a dream wedding on a budget
The Perfect Wedding on a Budget – Economical and Elegant
You might think you can’t have your dream wedding on a budget, but with a little planning and the help of your friends, you can cut costs significantly.
Wedding Cost Infographic
Given total wedding cost these days, if you don't budget carefully you're likely to start the marriage in debt with money fights that stress relationships.
A great bridal shower on a budget
DIY Thursdays: Create a Simple, Elegant Bridal Shower
The cost of your bridal shower can get outrageous. Miss Money Bee is here with some do-it-yourself decorating and party planning ideas so you can cut costs.
Save big on your upcoming wedding day
Wedding Gift Etiquette: Financial Pitfalls of Registries and Cash Gifts
When it comes to giving wedding gifts, registries can get expensive, but cash gifts can be boring. We review wedding gift etiquette that helps avoid debt.
Valentine's Day gift ideas under $20
Save Money on Your Upcoming Wedding with These Great DIY Ideas
We have some money-saving ideas of how to use your own skills and those of friends and family to cut costs on your upcoming wedding day.
Insurance policies protect your money
Insurance Policies That You Don’t Need To Pay For
Insurance protection is useful for mitigating loss, but there are some instances where you're wasting money paying for insurance policies you don't need.
What's the real cost of your wedding?
Avoid going broke during wedding season
It's almost wedding season and even if you're just a guest it can get expensive to attend even just one out-of-state ceremony. We help you cut those costs!
Say I Do to National Proposal Day
National Proposal Day: How to Pop the Question for Less
It's National Proposal Day! Getting engaged is a milestone to remember, but it's important to keep costs low to avoid starting a marriage in debt.
Wedding day venues that won't break the bank
7 Wedding Venue Ideas for Budget-Minded Couples
Reserving the perfect space for your wedding is an essential part of making the event you want, but don't let wedding venue costs kill your budget.
Summer wedding reception done in style
Summer Wedding Costs, How to be a Gracious Guest without Going Broke
Summer wedding costs can get expensive, including for your guests. We help wedding attendees be gracious without going broke on travel costs.
Frugal ways to get ready for summer
Is Your Purse Ready for Summer?
As you get ready for summer, keep these three key financial budget-drainers in mind so you can prepare your budget to have debt-free fun in the sun.
Finding funds for pay for your wedding day
How to Pay for Your Wedding Day
Figuring out how to pay for your wedding day is critical if you don't want to let money come between you and your new spouse in your first year of marriage.
Be smart about using your credit cards
7 Expenses You Should Never Put On A Credit Card
Some expenses that fall outside of your regular budget should never be put on a credit card unless you want to wind up with serious high-interest debt.
Wedding planning that works for your budget
Money Smart Wedding Planning
A summer wedding can be a magical moment that you'll always treasure, but you have to be careful with your wedding planning strategy to avoid serious debt.
Getting engaged on Valentine's Day
How To Avoid Wedding Bills & Have Wedded Bliss
Valentine's Day is one of the most popular times to pop the question, but an extravagant proposal and ceremony could lead to serious wedding bills.