wedding

“What The Hell Is a Wishing Well?”

April 27, 2015
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If you ever had to attend a wedding or any of the parties that surround it, you’re going to appreciate this email. If you’re the couple who’s referenced here, you’re probably not :) I want your comments/tips/thoughts afterwards! Hi there, I have a question for you. I have an engagement party this weekend. On the lovely commercially printed invite are the words “wishing well optional.” […]

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How I Saved Money Getting Married in Las Vegas

November 21, 2013
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[Guest author today, Andy Prescott, from ArtofBeingCheap.com. Who certainly proves it today ;)] Once in a while I hear a statistic about how the average wedding in America costs $25,000 and I cringe. I also read headlines about how to “plan a wedding on a budget,” and I always read them just so I can laugh that the writers think getting married for $5,000 or […]

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Your Mission This Weekend: Resolve Something!

August 3, 2012
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If there’s one thing I enjoy out of this life (besides babies, money, love, sex, beer…), it’s putting a close to unresolved issues ;) The worst thing in the world is to have a problem open for months on end, constantly nagging you, until you finally just lose it and decide to knock it all out once and for all (and then of course kick […]

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When You Say “I Do!” Who Pays The Debt?

July 5, 2012
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(By Victoria) Love and marriage – the blissfulness of the romance, the wedding day, the honeymoon, the “forever I’m yours” vows… picture perfect! One of the primary tasks for most newlyweds is to begin the merging of assets once they return from the honeymoon. Joint accounts are opened, names are changed, legal documents are updated, and incomes are merged. But the one thing I always wonder […]

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My Unfortunate Wedding Ring

June 27, 2012
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Something interesting happened the other day when I walked into our jewelry store. My wedding ring had been getting a bit funky again, so as always I went in where I bought it 4+ years ago and once again tried to get it replaced altogether. But like the previous 4 trips of me talking with a manager (I get a different one each time), the […]

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BYO Wedding?

June 22, 2012
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For the 4th time this year, I’m about to head off to yet again another wedding. Which means we’ll now have spent a little over $400 in cash just in wedding gifts alone ;) (We always give $100 checks + a tad more at times if we’re feeling more generous. Everyone loves money!) But as I started getting all my clothes and gators ready for […]

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Help a Reader: Cash or Credit for Engagement Ring?

April 23, 2012
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I gotta great question for y’all today!  One of our fellow readers is about to propose to his girlfriend (woohoo!) but he needs our help first in determining the best strategy to pay off the engagement ring.  Should he use cash or credit, or some combination of both?  How did YOU guys pick up the ring? Here’s his question in more detail, along w/ my […]

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5 For Friday: Wedding Costs & Gifts

December 9, 2011

Hi friends!! I’m shipping off to Bahhhston this weekend for a wedding, so since the costs of ’em all (both HAVING it and ATTENDING it) are on my mind right now, I thought we’d do a little 5 For Friday action and see what you all think about it too. Don’t be coy over there! :) Here we go — 5 juicy questions about wedding […]

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4 Reasons to Get a Prenup! [w/ music video to boot]

November 28, 2011
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(Guest Post by Kevin McKee – a friend, and dope blogger) In the next twelve months, I will be attending at least three weddings. Some of my closest friends and family members will be tying the knot soon, and I have a little premarital advice for all of them. Get a prenup! This advice may sound shallow, heartless, or just plain chauvinistic. And you’d be […]

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Cute Leather Box Containing Financial Heart Attack

December 2, 2010

(Guest post by Jack – a fellow Budgets Are Sexy reader!) Yes, I am talking about the exciting time of proposing to your significant other! In my case, my girlfriend of 18 months would be the happy recipient of an engagement ring and the man that comes along with that ring! :) I don’t own a lot of jewelry.  In fact, I only own 2 […]

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Talking About Money Before Marriage (DO IT!!!)

June 17, 2010

I got this email from zendough.com that said only one-fourth (24.2%) of survey respondents talked about finances, and created a budget, before getting married.  ONE FOURTH. That is NOT a lot of talkin’ going on!  What the hell is up with that? How can you not talk about money?  Do you not talk about sex or kids either?  Or does “love conquer all?”  Okay, well […]

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$100 here, $100 there. $100 every where a Wedding.

May 19, 2010

That’s the magic number right now: $100 :) The wife and I had a nice sit down the other day, and we decided that from now on we’re giving $100 in cash for all future wedding presents.  Nothing more, nothing less – just a straight up Mr. Benjamin for all our friends and family.  What do you think about that?  Are we stupid?  Smart? (that’s […]

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How to Be Cheap but Chic When Attending a Wedding

July 16, 2009

[Guest post by Kathryn Vercillo.] Attending a wedding can be a really pricey affair. You have to get a gift for the happy couple. You have to make arrangements to attend the event which frequently means traveling somewhere and/or losing time from work. And you certainly want to show up looking your best which may mean getting new clothes and having your makeup done. If […]

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3 Tips to Putting BLING on That Finger of Hers.

March 6, 2009

There comes a time in all boy’s lives when we have to own up and get an Engagement Ring. The time when love populates the air and all in the world is right. It’s been some time since i made this adventurous trek myself (2+ years), but the memories are still vivid as the day I lost my power ;) You see, up to the […]

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