For better or worse, money is always an issue when two lives come together. Here are some common problems that may arise and how to tactfully manage them
Customizing the wedding cake isn't always for the faint of heart. Follow these expert guidelines to find the sweet of your dreams
Suggestions for finding the best book to help you plan your ideal wedding
From the day-of venue to the day-after brunch, experts share their secrets for chic, stress-free celebrations
Money’s on everyone’s mind, which is why designers are creating chic bridesmaid dresses fit for any budget
Take your invites from everyday to extraordinary with the latest designer styles
Here’s how to make the alcohol you serve at your wedding more affordable
Thousands for a one-and-done gown? Not for budget-savvy brides, who are turning toward pre-owned dresses
Tips for gorgeous greenery that won’t break the bank
Give your guests the gift of something they will really use
If you’re not feeling a full-on commitment to a wedding planner, considering hiring a hand for just the big day
Put down the calculator and slowly walk away! You want to keep expenses down, sure, but certain costs are necessary evils. Here's what you should think twice about cutting
Am I responsible for his medical bills as well or only if he doesn't pay them? Will the creditors go after me to pay his bills even if I'm laid off at the moment?
Q: My fiance and I want to get married where we live, but that would mean most of our family and friends would have to travel and book hotels. Should we feel guilty about this given the economy?
While love conquers all in romance novels and movies, when money problems rear their ugly heads in marriage, Cupid doesn't always stand a fighting chance.
Paper's still the go-to medium for the big event, but for pre-wedding events, the Web seems to work
Faviana rolls out a new line of gowns perfectly tailored for the recessionista bride
Racking up credit-card debt is not the way to start your marriage.
Q. My groom wants a groom's cake, but I don't think we can fit it in our budget. What other ways can we compromise?
A “shadow” honeymoon destination offers a reasonable facsimile of a more exotic locale, at far less cost
Brides can get dresses anywhere, so it pays to keep an eye out for knockoff gowns
For the tastiest warm-weather nosh, think local
Wearing mom’s or grandma’s old gown? Here’s what you need to know about caring for it or crafting it into something new
With tighter budgets, couples are taking their time committing to big-day needs
If disaster strikes your location, what options do you have?
Wedding costs aren’t diminishing in every category
Celeb party planner David Tutera shows how to easily and affordably up the wow-factor of your wedding
It's easy to get caught up in pre-wedding daydreams: hundreds of flowers draped over chairs and pews, sprouting from napkin rings, cascading off buffet tables, and filling the arms of the bride and bridesmaids.
You want exotic fare for your wedding, but your budget is more plain-jane. Here's how to get the effect you want for a fraction of the cost
In these financially precarious times, could some people actually be sprinting to the altar in order in hopes of hitching themselves to their partner's insurance plan?
When you hear the words "bridal shower," do you immediately hide under the bed? Feel a sudden cold coming on? Cling to your shrinking wallet?
So you can't afford the horse-drawn carriage you dreamed of since age five. Keep your chin up, kiss the groom and call the finest cab in town.
Author Suze Oreman says a great honeymoon isn't about how much you spend, it's about how much fun you have.
Ready to dig into planning? One of the first tasks you'll want to tackle is your budget.