Your Eco- and Budget-Friendly Wedding


Here’s a tip on saving cash and helping the environment when it comes to stocking up on your wedding supplies. is an online marketplace for all things wedding, where engaged couples and their friends can buy and sell “new or gently used wedding items.” You can find and sell everything from accessories, bridesmaid dresses, [...]

{Looks Under $500} Spanish Style Bridal Ensemble


I was inspired by this great post from DIY Bride for a contest on doing a bridal ensemble under $500. In today’s economy brides are seeking fashionable and trendy looks for their wedding without having to break the bank. There are some great, inexpensive finds out there; it’s just a matter of taking the time to [...]

Finding Average Wedding Costs in Your Area


In my neck of the woods–San Jose, California–the average cost of a wedding today is between $28,914 and $48,190. That’s not including honeymoon and engagement ring, by the way. In San Francisco, it’s between $33,963 and $56,604…yipes…and in El Paso, Texas it’s $11,780 to $19,633. Here in the Golden state–where our average wedding cost, like [...]

Wedding Day Decisions: Planning Your Drink Options


For many people, a wedding just isn’t a wedding without that glass of bubbly with which to toast your future. They’ll also be looking forward to sipping celebratory drinks over the hors d’oeuvres and along with their meals. The booze can add up to some serious bucks, but you definitely want your guests to have [...]

Seattle-Area Reception Sites for 300 w/Free Parking


Possible reception sites that can accommodate 300 guests, have free parking and are reasonably priced. Venues listed: Spirit of Washington Event Center and University of Washington Horticulture Center