Special report: Guide to weddings and finances

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Falling head-over-heels in love is bliss, but falling head-over-heels in debt isn’t. Money talks don’t top the romance charts, but your union will be more harmonious if you do some talking before walking down the aisle.

From the time you pop the question …
Diamond-buying do’s and don’ts
Buying a diamond ring is often an emotional — and expensive — experience. Here are stress-free strategies for selecting the perfect ring.

QUIZ:Money and the marriage ceremony
Whether you’re the one tying the knot or tossing the rice, are you well-versed in the ways of wedding traditions and ceremonies?


You want me to sign a what?
Prenuptial agreements are not all that evil.
PLUS:The ABCs of prenuptial agreements

Until death, not debt do you part …
Top 10 ways to save money on your wedding
A gorgeous wedding doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Check out these budget-savvy strategies for making your special day memorable.
PLUS:One couple’s successful cost-cutting wedding plans
To uniting your finances …
Joining hearts and bank accounts
Here’s how to custom-fit your finances to suit both of your money styles.

Have a no-surprises wedding night
It’s a recipe for credit disaster when an A+ credit holder marries a subprime spouse. Fix it before love and credit collide.
PLUS:Questions for your premarital money chat