Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky have finally tied the knot in a fairytale wedding!  Surrounded by 400 close friends and family, the now Mrs. Mezvinsky walked down the aisle in a gorgeous wedding dress by Vera Wang (a family friend).  This summer’s post talked about wedding took place at Rhinebeck, a small town in upstate New York.  The beautiful interfaith ceremony was presided by Rabbi James Ponet and Rev. William Shillady at Astor Courts, reported People.  Mother of the bride, Hillary Clinton, released a statement that said, “We could not have asked for a more perfect day to celebrate the beginning of their life together, and we are so happy to welcome Marc into our family.”

How can you prepare for your dream wedding without going overboard?

Cupid’s Advice:

Everyone wants a fairytale wedding, but that dream comes with a very expensive price-tag.  The ideal wedding usually takes around a year to plan – take your time, and use Cupid’s helpful tips to save money and stay classy!

1. Budget: Figure out how much money you can afford to spend for your big day.  You don’t want to start your new life as husband and wife with huge wedding debt.

2. Pick and choose: Decide what factors are most important to you for the wedding (e.g. wedding dress, cake, food), and let other details, like custom linens, take backseat.

3. DIY: Small things that may seem like a big deal can actually be done yourself!  There are  some great websites that explain how to make bridesmaids bouquets, or where to get the bows and ribbons to decorate the church or venue for half the price.