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Budget: Money-Saving Tips for Your Wedding

Money Saving

Financing your wedding can be a very stressful issue for soon-to-be newlyweds.  But did you know that there are countless ways to save and cut down on your wedding costs?  Here are some helpful tips that you can’t afford to forget while planning for your wedding. Choose a venue that can host both the wedding
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Budget: The Second Time Around

If you are beginning to plan an ‘encore” wedding, do not assume your parents will be willing to finance the event. The financial responsibility lies with you, and your groom. If a family member, or close friend, offers you help financially, you may accept graciously and show your appreciation. Your parents may offer their home
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Budget: Wedding Planning – Part 1

Let us begin by saying that ultimately this is your day and the most important thing is that you are marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. If the flowers aren’t in full bloom and your bridesmaids don’t all have matching shoes, please don’t let it get to you.
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Budget: 10 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Cake

1. Consider purchasing your cake from a non-commercial baker who works out of his or her home. 2. Consider buying your cake from a culinary school. If students are baking and decorating wedding cakes as part of their curriculum, you may be able to get a really great deal on a cake. 3. Keep decorations
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Budget: Save, Save, Save!

Today, the average cost of a wedding is between $20,000 and $30,000!  Of course this total will vary greatly depending on your personal style and expectations, as well as where you live.  If the cost of living is high, then be prepared to pay more for the various services required for a wedding. There are ways
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Budget: Selecting Your Wedding Style

Your wedding style should reflect the styles and tastes of you, your groom and both of your families.  Once you have agreed on the style of your wedding, the other decisions pertaining to the big day will become much easier for your. Consider the following questions when you are deciding on the style of your
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Budget: A Time to Wed

The time of day you schedule your wedding ceremony and reception will affect your budget in a substantial way.  If you are able to avoid meal times like noon or six o’clock, you will save the expense of serving lunch or dinner to your guests.  You will also save on alcohol expenses as well as
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Budget: Choosing the Food for Your Reception

Generally, the food cost can be the most expensive element of the reception.  There are those who believe that if you provide the food, you will save a great deal of money.  But there are additional expenses to consider when planning for the food cost.  First of all, the chef will need plenty of room
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Budget: How to Save Money on Big Ticket Wedding Items

There are several items that are necessary to your wedding, but can cost quite a bit.  Staying within your budget is important.  Here are some tips to help. Flowers: Flowers, as everyone knows, are a big part of the wedding.  If you want to have fresh flowers at the ceremony, be sure to shop floral
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