Believe it or not, it's possible to plan a wedding that is truly elegant--even if you have only limited means.
Legal & Money
For all the chatter from politicians about family values, it is ironic that the tax code actually penalizes people for getting married.
When considering money management just before and after marriage, there are some basic questions that you may want to ask.
The idea of a prenuptial, or ante nuptial, agreement is something that most people about to be married should discuss.
You insure your car, your home, your health, and your life. Now you can insure your wedding too. Insurance for your wedding is one of the newest products on the market. But do you really need it, or is it a waste of money?
The f-word. Finances. Combining love and money may be the biggest stumbling block on the path of true love, creating more rifts in relationships than in-laws, drug and alcohol addiction, or infidelity.
You found the perfect dress, the most exquisite bakery for your cake, the most sumptuous caterers in town, and beautiful dresses for your bridesmaids. You spotted the most fantastic venue for your spring wedding, but as the days draw near, you find you can't pay for it all. And with your credit from college, you don't know where you can turn for a loan!
A void marriage is a marriage that never existed under the law. Because the law does not recognize the relationship, no dissolution of such a union (eg, divorce or annulment) is necessary.
Are you interested in an all inclusive wedding plan? When you hear "all inclusive weddings" you just might think of the many options in the Caribbean, but there is a wedding company in California who offers many all inclusive plans. Michelle O'Connor of Lake Arrowhead Weddings offers her tips on planning the wedding of your dreams with a minimum amount of fuss.
Wedding receptions don't have to cost a fortune. Many families are on tight budgets these days, limiting the parents' ability to contribute financially and placing much of the burden of wedding expenses on young couples who are just starting out in life and on limited budgets themselves.
"Til death do us part" is still the language used in most weddings. Couples enter marriage with the hope of making a lifetime commitment. If this goal is not reached or if a spouse dies, the desire to be a couple is so ingrained that most will marry again.
Many brides have been dreaming about their wedding day since childhood. These dreams come with an expensive price tag and the realization of their fairytale day may be distant.
You must first decide how big or small your wedding will be and to realistically budget within those boundaries. Traditionally the bride and her family absorb all or the majority of wedding expenses. This tradition is no longer valid considering the escalating costs of producing a wedding.