Budget

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: Tips on Cheap Wedding Favors

It seems these days that people go to weddings expecting to get some kind of wedding favor.  Wedding favors can range from the little bottles of bubbles to candy, matches, magnets, memo pads and candles.  The problem then becomes buying enough favors for all of the guests and still remaining within your budget.  Here are five
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Budget: Tips for Saving Money on Invitations

Most of us try to plan our wedding with some sort of budget in mind.  Here are a few tips to help you save some money on your wedding invitations and help you stay within your budget. Shop around for your invitations.  Do not just buy them from the first bridal catalog you get.  You would
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Budget: How Much is the Whole Thing Going to Cost?

The two major highlights of any wedding weekend are the ceremony and the reception.  The expenses included for the ceremony will be the fee for the site, clergy payment, music and custodial feels.  Expenses for the reception will include food, drinks, entertainment and venue charges.  In most cases the reception will be the most expensive
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Budget: Everyday Etiquette – Bridesmaids & Expenses

Question: Who pays for the bridesmaids dresses? Tammy The Everyday Etiquette Answer: Dear Tammy, Traditionally, the bridesmaids and maid/matron of honor pay for their dresses. With this in mind, being considerate of their budgets is very important. If you find a dress you really love and it is expensive, maybe you can help pay for
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