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This week’s money mood: Gathered here today (and tomorrow, and the next day)

Fun fact: There are nearly 2.5 million weddings scheduled to happen this year — the most since 1984. Is your calendar feeling it? Because mine is.

And what about your budget? 😅 That’s the bad news: We attendees are about to shell out a pretty penny. The good news is that weddings are fun! And since weddings tend to happen throughout the year, there’s still time to get our money ready.

Whether you have one, five, or zero weddings this year (just a fun trip planned), here are some resources to help you do it.

See you on the dance floor,

Deedi Brown, she/her
Senior Editor

 
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Are you ready for the busiest wedding season ever?

OK but actually, is your bank account ready? Because we all know weddings can be expensive, even for attendees. Here’s a guide to prepping your money for this wild season of ceremonies.

READ BEFORE YOU RSVP >

 
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Destination: Weddings (etc)

If you’re hopping on a plane (be it for nuptials or fun) this summer, our Vacation Budget Planner is just the thing to help you plan for it so you can celebrate (money) stress–free.

DOWNLOAD IT >

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Budget with your heart 💞

Relationships are all about compromise — including your relationship to money. Here’s how to use your core values as a guide as you make tradeoffs to squeeze weddings into budget.

READ MORE >

 

Do you budget for weddings …

… or do you deal with the costs as they come up? We asked on Instagram, and here’s what you said:

I BUDGET FOR ’EM  24%
 
FIGURE IT OUT AS I GO  76%
 

“If gifting from a registry, do it early so you have options in your price range!”

Elle Raiser @karlawaddles sharing a tip that helps them save money on weddings

 
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Need help from a pro?

Book a 1:1 session with a money coach to help you create a budget that fits it all in.

GET A COACH >

 

Small $$ win of the week

“After years of training, I recently negotiated a promotion to construction superintendent — the first woman superintendent in our region!”

— Jacqueline, an Elle Raiser from Charlotte, NC

MORE OF THIS, please! Tell us about your latest money win!

 

We know you don’t need more open tabs, but …

Forbes just released a 2022 list of “America’s Best Employers For Diversity.”

We loved this video from Clever Girl Finance on setting financial boundaries.

A recent study found that millennials are investing for retirement earlier than their parents did. You know we love to see it. 👏

NYC’s new law that would require employers to list salaries on job descriptions is still set to take effect next month, but opponents are scrambling to change or delay it.

Heh heh. 🥑☕


 

Check “investing” off your list before that summer calendar hits.

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