25 Simple Ways To Save Money When Planning A Wedding

February 13, 2023 | kailey

You’ve kickstarted your wedding planning journey by creating your ideal budget. You’ve begun comparing vendors, venues, and catering options…and now you’re officially overwhelmed. These hefty price tags might take you by surprise, especially if this is your first rodeo. But we’re here to remind you: you can pull off your dream celebration without breaking the bank.  Our goal is to help couples–no matter their vision or desired budget–plan the wedding of their dreams. So if […]

7 Ways to Help Your Bridesmaids Save Money

January 25, 2023 | Junebug Weddings

The day you ask your bridesmaids to stand beside you at your wedding is filled with butterflies and emotions. They’re the group you’ll count on throughout the entire wedding planning process. They will help in any way needed and spend whatever is necessary to make your big day perfect. Before you get too far into the details, take a moment to remember one important thing: your bridesmaids are people with their own jobs, responsibilities, and […]

Where to Save and Where to Splurge on Your Wedding Day

March 28, 2024 | kailey

Visualize your wedding budget as a puzzle. Various pieces need to fit together in order to bring your dream celebration to life. That’s why it’s crucial to discuss finances with your partner beyond just setting an overall budget. You’ll need to break down the percentage allocated to each category, such as catering, florals, fashion, and more. While there’s no shortage of advice on what to do and what not to do during wedding planning, it’s […]

How To Thoughtfully Give Money As A Wedding Gift

June 13, 2023 | kailey

Wedding guests often struggle to find the perfect gift. Gifts that’ll not only be appreciated but also hold significance for the newlyweds. That’s why, nowadays, many people are choosing to give money as a wedding gift. It gives the couple the freedom to use it as they please, ensuring they can use it on something they really want, whether that’s an epic honeymoon or fancy new kitchen appliances. However, simply handing over an envelope of […]

Nova 535 Saved the Day When This Couple’s Venue Cancelled the Day Before the Wedding

June 9, 2017 | Junebug Weddings

When faced with the most stressful news a bride and groom can receive the day before their wedding, Natalie and Luke rolled with the punches and pulled off an indescribably charming celebration at Nova 535! Despite the venue change, which lead to canceling vendors and having to rethink the entire design of their day, the couple had a beautiful outdoor ceremony on a patio lined with bamboo trees and a cozy, modern reception in the downtown event space. They also […]

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Let’s Talk Wedding Budget + 6 Ways to Save

January 26, 2017 | Junebug Weddings

photo by Grant Daniels Photography While there are definitely more fun parts of wedding planning (dress shopping! setting up your wedding website!), your wedding budget is one of the most important. We know it can be overwhelming, and even knowing where to start is a challenge. Not to worry — we’ve broken down how to set your wedding budget step by step, and even given a few tips for saving money on the big day! photo […]

16 Things Wedding Vendors Wish You Knew

June 16, 2024 | kailey

Planning a wedding alone can be a daunting task. That’s why it’s so important for wedding-planning couples to assemble their dream team of vendors from the get-go. Hiring vendors early sets you up for a more enjoyable, stress-free planning experience. They not only save you time sorting out details you might be unfamiliar with but also offer invaluable advice and suggestions backed by expertise. Ultimately, you invest in professionals for a reason. So trust in […]

Destination Wedding Etiquette: 10 Tips You Need to Know

April 15, 2024 | kailey

Planning a destination wedding tends to be more complicated than a traditional wedding close to home. With having to book flights and secure accommodations, all while planning from thousands of miles away, this probably comes as no surprise. Bringing to life a far-away celebration will inevitably require a lot of preparation for you and your guests. While your wedding day is still ultimately about you, there are some destination wedding etiquette rules that couples are […]

Embrace the Sunshine With These 21 Summer Wedding Ideas

April 6, 2024 | riley

Time to beat the heat with a few fabulous summer wedding ideas from our Real Weddings Library! We've compiled a few of our favorite details for a summer-filled wedding guests of all ages will enjoy. From refreshing drinks and food trucks, to fun favors and entertainment, every one of these ideas is perfect for a summer wedding!

How Much Does It Actually Cost to Be a Bridesmaid in 2024?

March 21, 2024 | riley

The role of a bridesmaid is not just an honor bestowed upon close friends and family. It’s also a commitment that involves time, effort, and, yes, money. In recent years, the costs associated with weddings have been slowly rising, and the expectations of bridesmaids have grown with them. As we make our way into 2024, being a bridesmaid is more than just showing up on the wedding day with a smile—it can be a significant […]

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