Budget

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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Budget: How to Save Money on Your Wedding Reception

Using white as your background color for the reception will save you a lot of money. That way, you can incorporate your wedding colors as the “pop” factor. A simple, white covering with a broad band of fabric or ribbons down the center of each table is understated, but very elegant. Be sure to use
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Budget: 10 Areas to Save Money on Your Wedding

Every bride has dreamed of the fairy tale wedding since she was able to walk around in mom’s high heels. Most of us never think about how much that magical day is really going to cost. If the budget is a little tighter than you imagined, there are ways to make it to the ball
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Budget: Whittle Down Your Wedding

Our economy is slowing down, prices for just about everything are skyrocketing and it’s time to begin planning a wedding. We have a few suggestions for trimming your wedding budget in tumultuous times. Have your wedding on a Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. It is cheaper than on a Saturday evening. A brunch or lunch
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Budget: Making Your Wedding Budget

The first step in your wedding planning should be setting your budget. But how do you decide what mount you will spend? How do you decide how to divide the total amount into sections for different expenses? Here is a quick guide to help you set the budget that works for you. Come up with
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