Wedding lesson 5: Dresses

So remember how yesterday I told you about my multiple wedding dress adventures? Here are some things that make wedding dress shopping hard: Wedding dresses are obscenely expensive and you are wearing it one time. Once. In a cost per hour analysis, you’re not doing so hot. That makes you feel like you have to…

Wedding lesson 4: Be a tiny bit extravagant

Lesson 4: Be a little bit extravagant (but don’t go crazy) Remember how one of my priorities was to not spend too much on this wedding? While many brides go overboard, I am inclined to go underboard. Things I could have skipped but am glad I didn’t: a bus to keep my guests safe. The…

Wedding lesson 3: Flowers

Lesson 3: Flowers This was both a huge success and a huge failure. I ordered the world’s most affordable 10-bouquet packet from Sam’s Club. $101 for ten bouquets?!!?!? It was almost too good to be true. The flowers were delivered (one less trip for errands= win!) a few days before the wedding, and they were…

Last few wedding posts: Why avoiding DIY worked for us!

Hi y’all. I’ve had a CRAZY fall/winter, between work, becoming an aunt, getting married, honeymooning, traveling for work, hosting/being hosted for the holidays. Plus I’ve been writing quite a bit for my side gig at Investopedia.com. You can check out some of my newer articles. I especially recommend the advice I give about retirement planning,…

Healthy Living on a Budget

I was diagnosed with and cured of cancer this spring (hooray!), which has made me more aware of my health and body than ever before. Before I get into the details of my life changes, here are some things I will ask you to consider: It is easier now than ever before to have health insurance,…

How we are saving for our wedding

Did you know weddings are ridiculously expensive? They are. If you are planning one, I would recommend reading the book A Practical Wedding by Meg Keene (who also runs a blog by the same name). It details the history of weddings (and more importantly, the development of the wedding industry) and helped me feel really good…