weddings and money

What to Do With Wedding Cash Gifts

by TTMK on August 12, 2013 · 13 comments

When it comes to getting gifts, what would you prefer:  something personal that reflects an understanding of your likes, or straight up cash that you can use for whatever you want? In many cases, some people chafe at the idea of getting cash gifts.  They simply like getting the more personalized gifts.  However ,when it […]

The following post is by staff writer Melissa Batai The average wedding in 2012 cost a whopping $28,427 according to the wedding website, The Knot.  Nearly 20,000 brides were surveyed to reach that number, and keep in mind it doesn’t include the honeymoon! On average, the brides spent $1,211 on their wedding dresses and $560 […]

I think many people would consider their wedding day to be a special occasion.  Probably the vast majority of people.  Given its significance and its emotional importance, it’s something that many folks view with the lens of “wants” instead of “needs”.  Even if it means borrowing money for a wedding. Now, I’m definitely a proponent […]

The Frugal Bridesmaid

by TTMK on September 17, 2012 · 4 comments

A Bridezilla is often a source of amusement and sometimes fear to onlookers.  A person who is so irrationally consumed with “her big day”, that she is overflowing with stress, emotions, and crazy behavior.  All, of course, wrapped up in excessive demands and attempts to micromanage and control everything. I recently heard someone tell a story, at a group lunch, about how she […]