(NewsUSA) - Caterers, event halls and wedding planners are gearing up for fall wedding season, one of the busiest times of the year for hopeful couples. Fall guarantees exquisite photo opportunities without the heat of summer -- and the wealth of in-season decorations are beautiful and affordable.
(NewsUSA) - Tying the knot isn't what it used to be. The wedding industry is as profitable as primetime football, celebrities compete for the shortest, most gimmicky marriages (72 days or less?) and the exotic appeal of a romantic getaway has led to the widespread popularity of destination weddings.
It's no secret that weddings can be expensive, and the bride on a budget might feel overwhelmed quickly. The good news is, today there are more options than ever for creating a one-of-a-kind wedding that is both affordable and elegant. Here are five fantastically frugal ideas that pair style and class with a price that any bargainista can brag about.
While a wedding is a joyous occasion that both brides- and grooms-to-be eagerly anticipate, the financial aspects of planning and hosting a large, complex event can be completely overwhelming. Getting to the big day without breaking the bank might seem like an impossible task, but with a few smart steps before, during and after the ceremony, you'll ensure your bank account will remain as strong as your love for each other.
(ARA) - You might have had a vision for your wedding as a kid, but that's likely changed - and dramatically so - over the years. Your style changes, and then you meet your spouse-to-be, who brings a whole other perspective into the mix. But as you plan for your wedding day, keep in mind that finding a balance and infusing your wedding with personality are important factors in making the day memorable.
(ARA) - The countdown to the big day is on, but before the wedding vows are exchanged, one last party must take place. Here are a few destinations to help the bride- and groom-to-be say "so long" to their bachelorette and bachelorhood days.
(NewsUSA) - It's one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom -- and, no, we don't mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception.
One of the biggest wedding trends of recent years has been taking a more casual, less buttoned-up approach to the big day. From looser dress codes to skipping seated dinners in favor of passed hors d'oeuvres, brides and grooms have shifted the focus away from tradition to customization. The ultimate goal is a wedding that is perfectly "you," expressing your identity as a couple. But even if you plan to buck the old ways, there are some guidelines you'll want to follow when it comes to your wedding stationery.
With June just around the corner, brides all over are in the final stages of preparation for the big day. Whether she is walking down the aisle next month or next year, looking and feeling great on her big day is at the top of every bride's to-do list.
(ARA) - After stressing out over the wedding location, the food, the guest list, the dress, the hair, the colors, the music and making five seating charts, your reward is to be whisked away for the best vacation of your life with your new better half. Though an amazing honeymoon can be expensive, here are some prime locations that are easy on the newlywed budget:
(ARA) - Planning a wedding in a more "attainable" destination is becoming popular among couples who want to enjoy a warm or unconventional location while also offering their guests an affordable and fun getaway. These days, it's not overly difficult for a couple to plan a destination wedding, even when both members of the bridal couple live a long distance from the chosen city.