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33 Money Saving Ideas for Your Wedding: Reduce Costs by Stacking Savings

Savings Secret #7 in Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride  is “Stack and Save.” What you ultimately pay from your budget shrinks proportionately when you find multiple ways to lower the cost of items or services—shopping for the best value plus getting an added discount, having others pitch in on …

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How to Decorate for a Party; Advice from Two Pro Decorators & Authors

You have a party, shower, rehearsal dinner, or reception to pull together and are not exactly sure how to create a cohesive theme? The book Decorate for a Party by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring can help. Here I take you through how the authors delve into 10 distinct looks, plus show you examples from …

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7 Ways to Save on Wedding Jewelry

Typically, the bride and bridesmaids’ jewelry ensembles are made up of a necklace and earrings, but they can also include brooches and bracelets or cuffs, depending on the formality of the wedding, how elaborate the dresses are, and the bride’s preferences. In any case, there are several ways to match the cost to your budget. …

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5 Ways Your Budget Wedding’s Ambience Determines Choice of Savings

Either wedding guest count or how much you spend per guest must be limited to stay within budget (if you are like most of us). Chances are, however, you’ve envisioned a “personality” for your wedding that must also remain intact. Scroll down for ideas on how to accomplish both. You likely expect your wedding’s ambiance …

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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Surprise All Inclusive Wedding Costs

One would think “all” means–well, all— when buying an all-inclusive wedding package. Unfortunately, the definition varies for each venue. If you are not wary, your final cost may vary substantially from what you expected. To avoid sticker shock be sure to have a detailed conversation about what is (and is not) included in your package …

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The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes

While having a wedding shop such as David’s Bridal order wedding shoes for the bridal party may be a convenient option that move will likely result in the costliest footwear. The secret to the best selection at the most savings is to go online: Broader Selection. In addition to the obvious—you have access to more …

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Budget Wedding Idea #221: Hire a Day-Of Coordinator

Hire a “day of” coordinator. Doing it all yourself on the day of the wedding is like directing and starring in your own production. It’s doable, for sure, but it is a lot more work and likely to be less than dreamy. Even the best-planned events have something go wrong. Do you really want to …

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How to Get Heirloom Quality Wedding Photos Without Breaking the Bank

One of the most important facets of a wedding has nothing to do with the day itself but is your memories years and decades later. This is why the photographer and videographer are so important. The images they create, edit, and deliver to you will be the tangible record of one of the most memorable …

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Skin Care Ideas and Other On the Cheap Tips for Becoming a Radiant Bride

There is much truth to the observation that every bride is beautiful. In her own way, each glows with happiness and excitement. What could be more beautiful than that? The secret is starting early so you have time to cultivate that glow with good habits. There are steps even those on the most frugal of …

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Budget Wedding Idea #242: Share wedding decorations with another bride.

If you are having your wedding on the same day in the same place as another wedding, both of you can use the decorations and split the cost. One of you can take care of set-up and the other take-down, saving time and money for both of you. The wedding ideas on a budget are …

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