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Wedding Budget Etiquette

Your wedding budget is not only the single most important factor of your wedding planning, it is also the one aspect that will cause the most drama (trust us). Whether you are paying for your wedding yourself or getting help from relatives, you are bound to encounter a few tricky wedding budget situations. Fortunately, we have the answers to your toughest wedding budget questions here. We have advice for what to do if the groom's parents aren't chipping in and whether or not you can (politely) ask for money. And if your parents are helping with wedding costs, we can let you know the best way to go about making wedding decisions with their input. And in case you would rather avoid all the fuss of a wedding, we will tell you the money etiquette for eloping. We even have answers for basic wedding budget questions like, "How much does the average wedding cost?" and "Who pays for what in a wedding?" When you are done reading these questions, head over to our wedding budget section for even more tips on getting through the wedding planning process on a budget. And if you still have questions, submit them to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Nearly all of our guests are flying in from out of town, and several are coming in a day early. We've reserved blocks of hotel rooms, but do we also have to provide transportation?

Though you might arrange transportation for some extra-special guests, you don't need to feel compelled to arrange transportation for every last guest. That said, you could still be a gracious host... read more

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