Budget

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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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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Budget: Who Pays for What?

First of all, establish a manageable budget for your big day.  Determine what amount of money all of the parties involved – the bride and her parents and the groom and his parents – can and/or will contribute to the festivities.  It is customary for the bride’s family to cover the majority of the expenses.  Today,
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Budget: Does Having a Double Wedding Save Money?

What if your sister, your cousin or even a very close friend suggests sharing your wedding day?  Most women, at first, would probably shy away from a double wedding.  But if the other bride is your sister, your parents will surely appreciate the substantial savings and the treasured memories. From the start, all of the
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Budget: How to Save Money on Your Wedding Attire

Weddings are expensive enough without spending hundreds of dollars on the attire for each member of the wedding party. Especially since this is the only time they might wear it. Here are a few tips to keep the cost down. First of all, try to get all the attire from one location. Many dress shops
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Budget: Creative Ideas for Cheap Wedding Decorations

If you are planning to hold your wedding ceremony in a church sanctuary, please check with a church representative regarding any restriction on decorations. Inquire if the church has a candelabra, arbor or aisle runner available for your use that day. Fresh greenery is a very inexpensive way to decorate the church, especially if you
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Budget: Planning Ideas to Save Money on Your Wedding

Let’s face it, weddings can be expensive. There are ways to have that expensive look, without the big price tag. Here are a few ways you can save money on your wedding: Make your own accessories, like the ring pillow, wedding veil, and decorations for the ceremony and reception. Craft and fabric stores offer large
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