How to plan a cheap wedding without scrimping on quality

cheap wedding

Weddings are expensive because they matter. They are your opportunity to witness your lifelong commitment to the love of your life. It is your community’s opportunity to come together in support and celebration of this commitment. So is a cheap wedding ever a good idea? Yes, if you define cheap as affordable. You should always…

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Avoid wedding debt

avoid wedding debt

Pay for your Fayetteville wedding with cash and avoid wedding debt. That’s the message from Taylor Moore, finance and insurance writer for reviews.com. She points out that fighting over money is the number one cause of stress in marriages, so starting your wedding off in debt due to overspending on your wedding isn’t a good…

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Hidden wedding costs that will bust your budget

hidden wedding costs

Most engaged Fayetteville couples create a wedding budget, which this blog highly recommends to avoid the stress that can occur when wedding bills come due. But beware the hidden wedding costs that can sneak into the equation and surprise you when you add up all of your expenses. License fees Sometimes, it’s just some simple,…

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How a lopsided wedding budget can spoil your celebration

balanced wedding budget

How would you like to attend a wedding where the bride wears a $33,931 wedding gown? But there are no flowers. No ceremony music. No wedding reception. No dancing. No food. No cake. No photography. No invitations. No honeymoon. Nothing, because she blew her entire wedding budget on the gown? What a bore. According to…

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The simplest, most affordable way to avoid wedding one-upmanship

wedding one-upmanship

Wedding celebrations are beautiful. They’re all about love, except when you spend beyond your means. Sadly, it’s easy to overspend because of a human condition called ‘wedding one-upmanship.’ But there’s a cure. More on that in a second. You know how wedding one-upmanship works. You get engaged and begin nosing around Instagram. Wow, you see…

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Is a cash bar tacky at a wedding?

cash bar

According to The Knot, the average couple spends $2365 on booze at their wedding. That’s a chunk of change! So what will your guests think if you go with a cash bar to save money? For starters, very few weddings feature cash bars any more. The Knot tells us only 8% of weddings used them…

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How to reduce your wedding budget by twenty percent

reduce wedding budget

If money is an issue (and it usually is!) when planning your budget, there is one easy way to reduce your wedding budget: reduce the size of your guest list. If you need to cut your wedding budget twenty percent, cut your guest list by the same amount. According to The Knot, the typical couple…

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Financial advice for newlyweds

financial advice for newlyweds

Financial stress can rip a marriage to shreds. It’s the second leading cause of divorce according to marriage.com. Although finances aren’t sexy, you can turn them into your marriage’s ally by following some sound advice. Set a budget You and your spouse may have different spending and investing habits. If not addressed, they can lead…

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DJ entertainment is the great wedding equalizer

great wedding equalizer

When you think about your wedding celebration, your budget breaks down into three broad categories:  the LOOK & STYLE of your event vs. the EXPERIENCE of your event vs. the MEMORIES retained from your event.  DJ entertainment as provided by Five Star Entertainment is the great wedding equalizer for Fayetteville couples on a budget. We…

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Wedding flowers controversy 

wedding flowers controversy

Even the Wall Street Journal got involved in the wedding flowers controversy. A man wrote in to their advice columnist with this question: “I’m planning my wedding, and my fiancée and I disagree about one major topic—the flowers. All of the options we’ve seen are incredibly expensive, and I’m just not comfortable spending so much…

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