These days it’s no longer assumed that a woman will change her name when she gets married. But that just means one more big decision to make during the wedding planning process. Should you change to honor tradition? Or keep your maiden name to honor your family heritage?
As an avid traveler, I always wanted a destination wedding. I saw myself getting married in Italy in a gorgeous lace dress with some ruins crumbling in the background. My fiancé Kevin had a very different vision. He wanted a local farm-to-table feast at a coastal California venue with everyone he’d ever met celebrating with us. Luckily we both agreed on one thing: the budget. And that budget didn’t really accommodate either of our visions. So we went back to the drawing board…
For the DIY couple, Google is the new wedding binder. And not just because you’ll end up Googling everything from “do I need a veil?” to “when to send invites.” I used so many of Google’s suite of free tools I’m not sure how I would have planned my wedding otherwise. Keep reading for how I used Google to keep organized and for a couple of ways I wish I had used it!
So, your guest list is finished! Now you have to start thinking about the money.We know, that almost made you close your browser, right? This is no one’s favorite topic. But we promise you’ll feel so much better once you’ve got all the numbers nailed down! Here’s how to land on your final budget without running away screaming.