(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.
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.