April 2016

It has become increasingly popular to go against tradition when it comes to wedding reception meals.  Once upon a time, the sit down dinner was the only way to go, then there were buffet lines, but these days, brides and grooms are even more willing to switch it up.  Food trucks at receptions have become very trendy, but for those who don’t have a big supply of local food truck vendors, there is the option to have food bars. What sort of bars would you choose to have?  Consider the following options.

While some men are eager to be involved in the details of the wedding day, many are not.  They would rather stand back and let their future brides take care of hiring vendors and arranging the decorations.  If you wish that he would take a more proactive stance during the planning phase, then consider your approach to asking. Simply suggesting that he should do more of the decision making isn’t going to get you very far.  Be specific, offering tasks that he would excel at, and he might just be more willing to become involved.

In the last blog post, we wrote a bit about what you can do to cut costs on your wedding day, but budgeting is about more than the total sum to be spent.  You have to divvy up that total to pay for all of the different expenses that are necessary for throwing a successful wedding. This is not a definite wedding budget plan, but just a guide to help you as you start considering the individual budgets for each aspect of the big day.

If you are planning to get married this year, or next, you are likely getting a little worried about the budget.  Many brides- and grooms-to-be are surprised to find that the average cost of a wedding has easily topped $20,000 now.  It can be very expensive to throw such an event, but there are ways to reduce the costs associated with your big day.  We have written on this topic before, but we have a few new ideas for you to consider as you plan your budget.

In the past post, we wrote a bit about the pros and cons of being married young, but really the question should not be “how many birthdays have you celebrated?”  Rather, the question should be, “are we prepared for this?” The truth of the matter is that people reach maturity at different times.  Everyone is different.  Everyone has to contend with different obstacles.  Some people are truly ready for the commitment of marriage at 21 years old, while others may never be truly ready to make the necessary sacrifices. So, how do you know if you and your special someone are ready to take the leap?

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