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We spent $60K on our San Jose, CA wedding

We spent $60K on our San Jose, CA wedding

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A couple from Fremont, CA shares how they nearly doubled their original budget for their $60,000 wedding.

How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska

How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska

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A couple from Nebraska shares how they pulled off their $10k wedding.

How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL

How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL

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A couple from Chicago shares how they pulled off their $265k traditional wedding with support from loved ones.

How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding

How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding

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A couple from Morrisville, PA share how they pulled off their $25k wedding.

How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA

How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA

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A couple from Santa Clara, CA shares how they planned their $31K wedding in California wine country.

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We spent $90k on our Red Carpet Wedding in Florida
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We spent $90k on our Red Carpet Wedding in Florida

A couple from Florida shares how they rolled out the red carpet for their guests at their $90K wedding.

How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding
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How we pulled off our $36k wedding in Freedom, NH

This couple from Manchester, NH share how they came in under their original wedding budget and saved on their rustic-chic wedding.

The Second Look: 5 Tips from Mason and Ashley's Look Back on Their Wedding Day
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The Second Look: Mason and Ashley Look Back on Their Wedding Day

Mason and Ashley take a "second look" at their wedding and share what they may or may not have done differently.

The Second Look: LaToya and Julius Look Back on Their Wedding Day
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The Second Look: LaToya and Julius Look Back on Their Wedding Day

Fitness trainer duo LaToya and Julius shared their wedding loves and regrets with Zola, so we transformed them into the best advice for couples planning their weddings.

How we planned a $50k Black-Tie Wedding in South Bend, Indiana
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How we planned a $50k Black-Tie Wedding in South Bend, Indiana

A couple from Indiana shares how they pulled off their $50k wedding all on their dime.

How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA
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How we saved on our $31K wedding in Livermore, CA

A couple from Santa Clara, CA shares how they planned their $31K wedding in California wine country.

How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska
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How we saved on a $10k, 200-guest wedding in Nebraska

A couple from Nebraska shares how they pulled off their $10k wedding.

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How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding
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How we pulled off our $25k Morrisville, PA Wedding

A couple from Morrisville, PA share how they pulled off their $25k wedding.

How we pulled off a $54K destination wedding in New Orleans, LA
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How we pulled off a $54K destination wedding in New Orleans, LA

A couple from Dayton, Ohio share how they pulled off their New Orleans, LA wedding featuring a Second Line Brass Band parade, raw bar, and the “perfect” wedding dress.

How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL
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How we planned a $265k Greek wedding in Chicago, IL

A couple from Chicago shares how they pulled off their $265k traditional wedding with support from loved ones.

The Second Look: 5 Tips from Ashley and Malori’s Look Back on Their Wedding Day
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The Second Look: Ashley and Malori Look Back on Their Wedding Day

Ashley and Malori take a "second look" at their wedding and share what they may or may not have done differently.

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