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Budget for Your Wedding

It's amazing how quickly wedding costs can add up. There's the ring, the venue, the food, the flowers, the invitations, the cake -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Discover how to budget for your wedding, even if you're not dating anyone seriously yet.

How Much Should I Spend on a Wedding?
How much money should you spend on a wedding? The answer depends on your other spending priorities: buying a home, paying for school, paying down debt, saving for retirement.

Sample Wedding Budget ... Plus Ideas on How to Pay for Your Wedding
You've allocated a specific budget for your wedding -- perhaps $5,000 or $10,000 or $20,000. Regardless of the amount, how should you divide that money? Here are tips to help you budget your wedding expenses.

Why Does a Wedding Cost So Much?
The average couple spends $27,000 on a wedding, according to a recent report in USA Today. But why? Why are weddings so expensive? What are all the costs?

Are You Financially Compatible?
You're romantically compatible. But are you financially compatible? Here's a great way to launch into a big-picture conversation to make sure you and your mate are really right for each other -- financially speaking.

How to Budget for Your Wedding Music and Entertainment
You're on a tight budget, but you really want a memorable wedding reception. How can you throw a great event -- with excellent music and food -- at a low price?

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