Here’s how much money seven real couples spent on their wedding

Hillary Hoffower •
Business Insider
Wedding venue

Modern-day weddings have a notorious reputation for being pricey. On average, Americans spend roughly $33,391 on their weddings, according to The Knot’s 2017 Real Weddings Study. But that doesn’t mean they can afford it. More than 74 percent of couples will go into debt for wedding costs, reports Student Loan Hero.  But, of course, how

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How to save money as a wedding guest

Wintrust

Wedding season is here! That might mean you’ve got more than a few weddings your budget didn’t account for. While celebrating the love between friends and family is certainly a happy occasion, the cost of attending weddings – and especially being a member of the wedding party – can add up quickly. According to “USA

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly aren’t signing a prenup — but here’s why you probably still should

Shana Lebowitz •
Business Insider
two rings and a beautiful wedding invitation

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry reportedly will not sign a prenuptial agreement before their May 2018 wedding. This is standard practice in the royal family. Prenups are relatively new — and still unpopular — in the UK. For royal couples, the decision might make sense because property is inherited and not subject to division in

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Tips for an awesome wedding on a budget

Christy Bieber •
The Motley Fool
Wedding ring with a diamond lies on a wedding bouquet of wild flowers

If you’re getting ready to tie the knot, you’re probably also getting ready to drain much of your savings — or worse, charge up your credit card. The average wedding budget for 2016 was $35,329, which is a ton of cash that could instead go toward key financial goals, like saving for a house down

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