Special to OneWed from Pamela Yellen As a new or young couple just starting out, planning your life together is an exciting and beautiful time. Endless possibilities abound, but endless decisions have to made in order for those possibilities to become reality — some of which are fun to think about ...

Special to OneWed from David Cunningham and Deborah Beroset of Landmark Education There’s a lot of attention on the economy right now – and many people are worrying and preoccupied with their finances and economic struggles. This type of stress can take its toll on you and your relationships. For ...

Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding planning advice from a panel of wedding professionals. Dear Experts, Do wedding vendors who own their own businesses expect a tip? In my mind, if you’re a planner or florist, and you own your business, you set the price that ...

A couple of times a month we like to let our good friends at The Plunge give you some advice for your grooms. This time, they tackle the difficult subject of how to reduce your guest list in order to save your wedding budget. Now, I don't want to ...

Special to OneWed from The Plunge.com Brides and grooms alike, listen up: this is it. The biggie. The size of your guest list is the one variable that will make or break your wedding’s budget. A few extra guests could mean the difference between an open bar and ...

Ask the Experts is your chance to get wedding advice from a panel of wedding professionals. If you need wedding advice write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride asks: Dear Ask the Experts, I’m considering hiring a wedding planner for my wedding, but I read a lot of ...

In this month's column, expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding gives us all a little reality check on the costs of a wedding. If your parents are helping you with any of the planning or paying, this is a great article for you to share with ...

Special to OneWed from Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding One of the biggest hurdles for parents planning a child's wedding is that thirty years may have passed since the parent last planned a wedding. To say things have changed in that time is an understatement. Back then, brides ...

Your wedding budget is the biggest monster you have to kill in your planning process. Believe me. I understand the fear. That is one big monster. Plus it has teeth and uncomfortable conversations. But the rewards of getting a good, realistic budget down on paper are huge. You can do ...

The New York Times blog “Your Money” ran an interesting article on Monday. A recent survey asked brides whether they would rather have the money or the wedding. What’s fascinating about the article to me though is the comments section. Usually we here in wedding world only hear from ...

If you're a regular Savvy Scooper you probably already know quite a lot about how to reduce your wedding costs and plan for a fabulous wedding on a budget. We've also got great articles on how to figure out how much of your wedding budget should go to ...

About the Man Registry All signs may be pointing to the economy as a whole starting to gain momentum and crawl out of the doldrums of the past year. However, most of us are still feeling the crunch when it comes to personal spending. The financial pain can be especially ...

Happy Monday! There was an interesting article in Time last week about the financial benefits of marriage. You’ve probably heard the saying “two can live as cheaply as one.” That’s still true, but apparently it’s no longer true that married people are a lot better off than ...

Special Feature by Sittercity.com Venue? Check. Wedding cake? Check. A reliable, experienced babysitter? Oh, right. With the chaos of wedding planning and the speed with which everything seems to move once that date is set, it’s easy to rush overlook hiring a sitter to provide wedding day child ...

Quick, what will be your guests’ first impression of your wedding? Here’s a hint, it will happen long before they get to the ceremony, see the dress, or eat the cake. Your wedding invitation (or save the date card) is your guests’ introduction to your wedding. It tells them ...

It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another article about how to have a wedding on a tight budget. My problem with these articles is that they either tell me things I already know (ice sculptures are an unnecessary expense, a big guest list will be more expensive than ...

If you're just diving in to wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed with expenses, Pure Ambiance Event Planning has some great basic tips on reducing your costs. Happy planning! Special Feature by Kisha Barner of Pure Ambiance Event Planning 1) Having a wedding in winter months is definitely cheaper than ...

In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block answers a question about wedding contracts. Dear Wedding Maven, My friend and his fiancee signed a contract with a photographer for their wedding in summer 2010. They realize now that they can’t afford it, but the photographer won’t ...

Special feature by Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another ...

In this week’s column, Wedding Maven Marta Segal Block offers some cold, hard truth about who holds the purse strings. Dear Wedding Maven, I recently got engaged. My parents have offered to pay for my wedding, which I’m very grateful for. However, I’m a little concerned about ...