With COVID-19, big weddings give way to "planned elopements"

Jun 26, 2020
Couples are still celebrating, but they are opting for small gatherings. There's a financial advantage, too.
A couple is married with just an officiant as friends join via Zoom in Virgina.
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As wedding events drag on for months, emotional and financial costs rise for guests

May 24, 2019
Engagement parties, bridal showers, destination events — it all adds up. But they can be hard to resist.
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Weddings are helping save historic Texas dance halls

Apr 26, 2019
Where touring musicians can't do it, weddings might.
La Bahia Turn Verein, a rural dance hall built in the early 1900s near Burton, Texas. 
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The Conversation: Wedding bells and wedding gifts

What kinds of gifts have you requested of others?
What kinds of gifts did you ask for or register for?
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The hidden costs of marriage

Jun 19, 2015
Financial planner Jill Schlesinger crunches the numbers.

The big business of Indian weddings

Jun 19, 2015
The lavish affairs, with hundreds of guests, can last days and top six figures.

The price of the American wedding

Jun 19, 2015
Florists, caterers, venues and dressmakers have big days, too.

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The weird and wonderful world of elopements

Jun 19, 2015
For a themed service or a whim, Great Officiants is open 24 hours.

Your Wallet: The high price of matrimony

It's wedding season ... how much are you shelling out?

What happens when two bank accounts get married

Apr 10, 2015
A couple discusses their financial approach to tying the knot.