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MarriageLow-Cost Wedding TipsThe average wedding is estimated to be around $26,000. That's as much as new car and a down-payment for a first home! If you're looking to save a few extra pennies to have AFTER the wedding, here are top tips from five frugal brides.Preventing Wedding Day DisastersLearn how to handle a big wedding day emergency BEFORE it happens! Top tips from brides, florists and wedding planners from across the country.After the Wedding Changing Your NameAfter getting married, most states will allow you to change your name simply by usage. However, you will also need to contact organizations and institutions listed below.Bride's Wedding Day Emergency ListOf course, you hope that nothing will go wrong on your big day — but better safe than sorry. Below is a great DIY wedding day emergency list. And just like your big day, make this list your own. Pick out items you want, don't worry about the others.Groom's Wedding Day Emergency KitOf course, you hope that nothing will go wrong on your big day — but better safe than sorry. Below is a great DIY wedding day emergency list. And just like your big day, make this list your own. Pick out items you want, don't worry about the others.Getting Insurance as a CoupleMarriage is a life-changing event — legally and financially. Insurance agents recommend reviewing your policies and coverage options before you tie the knot.Wedding Insurance FAQsWedding insurance is similar to any other form of insurance: you may be reimbursed if the unexpected occurs. Below are answers to common questions about wedding insurance.Marriage as a Legal AgreementBelow is a list of links to marriage legal matters.What Every Wedding Guest Should KnowYou've gotten the invitation, made the hard choice between chicken and fish, and sent in your "YES" RSVP. As a guest you're set, right? Well, here are a few etiquette hints.
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Getting Insurance as a Couple

Marriage is a life-changing event — legally and financially. Insurance agents recommend reviewing your policies and coverage options before you tie the knot.

WHN Tip: Coverage Options
Some insurance agents might have a pre-marriage packet or pamphlet to walk you through your coverage options. Your coverage options will vary by state, employer and insurance company. Ask your insurance agent about all of your coverage options.

Life Insurance

Look into several policy options before purchasing.

If you already have a policy, meet with your insurance agent to update your coverage and list your spouse's name on your policy.

Wills

Meet with your lawyer to update your documents and beneficiary designations.

If you don't already have a will, now might be the time to begin drafting a will.

Health Insurance

If you both have health insurance through work, you may want to consider choosing one joint plan.

Compare your co-payments, premiums, deductibles, additional coverage and benefits and participating doctors, clinics and hospitals.

Most health insurance companies offer an "open enrollment period" which generally comes only once a year. This is a 30-60 day window where you can add your spouse to your policy. However, some companies will allow you to add your new spouse to your health plan right after your marriage.

Homeowner's and Renter's Insurance

Consider adding a "floater" (an additional policy) to cover your new engagement and wedding rings.

Consider increasing the coverage amount of your homeowner's or renter's insurance. You will need to have coverage for your spouse's belongings as well as your own.

Property Ownership

Consider updating any titles, deeds or other documents for any property you currently own.

Any property purchased after marriage is considered marital property. You may want to meet with a lawyer to discuss your options regarding current and future ownership of properties.

Auto Insurance

If you will be driving your spouse's car, or vice versa, make sure both your names are listed on your policies. You can also set up an individual household policy.

Ask your agent about possible discounts available for married drivers or for multiple cars.

Have more questions? Talk to your insurance agent or lawyer about your coverage and legal options.

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Of course, you hope that nothing will go wrong on your big day — but better safe than sorry. Below is a great DIY wedding day emergency list. And just like your big day, make this list your own. Pick out items you want, don't worry about the others.

 Read More
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 Read More
Groom's Wedding Day Emergency Kit

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 Read More
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Below is a list of links to marriage legal matters.

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 Read More
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