Planning a wedding in Maryland? Want to know what you're in for? Of course, costs can greaty vary from couple to couple based on the amount of people you invite and how much time and energy you are willing to put into the big day. You can save some major costs with a DIY approach, but not everyone has the time and/or ability for that. The infographic below breaks down all the major costs involved in a wedding, and how much the average Marylander spends.
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One of the biggest decisions newlyweds have to make is how to go about combining their bank accounts. This decision requires a lot of discussion around personal money habits and short- and long-term financial goals. Depending on the couple, this conversation may be short and sweet or it may be excruciatingly long and painful.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this money discussion will not be your last. No, not even close. It is important that you regroup on a regular basis to discuss you... [More]
So you've decided to take the plunge and get married! You may be perfectly willing to share your hopes, dreams, living space and deepest, darkest secrets with your soon-to-be spouse…but sharing your money? If you are like many couples, no matter how long you have been in a relationship and how well you know each other’s likes, dislikes and quirky habits, your finances may have remained fairly private from one another.
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