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Planning a wedding means searching for a lot of wedding tips and tricks to make the process easier. In this section, you can find a range of tips to help you out. Look for advice on planning, your budget, photography, and more. Enjoy! ~Bobette
How to Choose Wedding Shoes

How to Choose Wedding Shoes that Work for You

Deciding what wedding shoes you want to buy is relatively simple. You have probably been looking at fancy shoes online long enough to know your favorites. How to choose wedding shoes that are a fit for your wedding, dress, circumstances, ...
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5 Wedding Tax Deduction Tips and One to Avoid

5 Wedding Tax Deductions. Tips, Plus One To Avoid

Many people overlook wedding tax deductions when thinking of ways to save money on their wedding. Here are the rules along with corresponding IRS resources. I've followed these with some ideas for getting the deductions. (Disclaimer: I've taken the H&R ...
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Budget wedding planning tips you need to know

Top 7 Budget Wedding Planning Tips

One of the first realities when planning a wedding on a budget is discovering IT'S EXPENSIVE! But can a bride- or groom-to-be still have the wedding of their dreams? Absolutely. The biggest hurdle is understanding everything imaginable is not possible ...
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Your First Five Wedding Planning Must Dos

Your First 5 Wedding Planning Must Dos

You're engaged. Woohoo! You've spread the news and changed your Facebook statuses. And you have set the date. Or at least a date range. So now what? You are probably like many and cannot hire a wedding planner to help ...
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Groomsmen's wedding attire questions answered.

5 Groomsmen Wedding Attire Questions Answered

Tradition dictates that the men rent tuxes for the big event. Well, let's forget about tradition. Today, there are so many more options for the groom and groomsmen's wedding attire. You may choose to go with groomsmen wear such as ...
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5 Fast Ways to Break in New Shoes. Plus the Right Way

How to Break in New Shoes. 5 Fast and 1 Slow Technique.

We've all done it--bought shoes and completely forgot until it was too late that brand new shoes HURT if worn for long periods of time. Don't let the excitement of your wedding day, or other special event, be marred by ...
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How to Effectively Manage Your Wedding Budget. 5 Must-Do Tips.

How to Effectively Manage Your Wedding Budget. 5 Must-Do Tips.

Make no mistake, a wedding can cost a lot of money. And even more, if you don’t put a proper plan in place to manage your wedding budget. According to a recent survey by The Knot, the average wedding in ...
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5 Wedding Shopping Ideas. Tips to Save Money.

5 Wedding Shopping Ideas. Tips to Save Money.

We sometimes think a small budget means doing everything ourselves and giving up on the dream wedding. Not necessarily. The good news is the dream can survive the pinch! It will, however, require more thoughtful spending. The key when buying ...
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Top 5 Tips for Finding Chic, Affordable Wedding Rings

Top 5 Tips for Finding Chic, Affordable Wedding Rings

When you’ve popped the question and your partner says yes, the next question is usually, “When?” followed by "They say spend how much on the rings?!" Ignore "them." You can stay well under that budget and still wear quality. These ...
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23 Crazy Smart Wedding Ideas for Deciding what to DIY

23 Crazy Smart Wedding Ideas for Deciding What to DIY

A big decision while planning your wedding is which areas you will DIY and which you will hire vendors to do. You may want to try planning the entire wedding yourself, with only the help of family and friends. Think ...
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Tips for finding cheap, simple wedding cards. And one idea to avoid. Seven ideas for DIY wedding invitations and custom designs. #WeddingInvitations #DIYWedding #CheapWeddingInvitations

Top 7 Tips for Getting Wedding Invitations Cheap. Plus One Idea to Avoid.

The days of old, when your only wedding stationery option was ordering as a pricey, matched set, are long gone. Today’s couples have a wide range of choices, from simple wedding cards to elaborate suites. And you can do many ...
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33 Money Saving Ideas for Your Wedding: Reduce Costs by Stacking Savings

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

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 ...
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7 Ways to Save on Wedding Jewelry

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 ...
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5 Ways Your Budget Wedding's Ambience Determines Choice of Savings

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 ...
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Top 10 Ways to Avoid Surprise All Inclusive Wedding Costs

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 ...
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The Secret to Finding Inexpensive Wedding Shoes

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

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 ...
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How to Get Heirloom Quality Wedding Photos Without Breaking the Bank

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

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

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, ...
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Economical Musical Entertainment Choices for Your Wedding

Economical Musical Entertainment Choices for Your Wedding

The musical entertainment for your wedding and reception can take many forms, ranging from pre-recordings, organists or other instrumentalists, live vocalists, solo artists, bands, and/or DJs. On the expensive end of the spectrum you have a choir, soloists, and organist ...
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Budget Wedding Registry Tips

Budget Wedding Registry Tips

So you are engaged, have sent save the dates, are trying to figure out how to stay within your tight wedding budget, and now need a wedding registry. While it may be tempting to go with a higher end store, ...
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Budget Wedding Idea #121: Hire a wedding planner to handle choice aspects of your wedding.

Budget Wedding Idea #121: Hire a wedding planner to handle choice aspects of your wedding.

While you can certainly hire a planner to handle everything between your engagement and honeymoon, some will, if you choose, also plan only certain parts of the wedding, such as handling all the details related to your out-of-town guests or ...
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Top 7 Ideas for Wedding Cake Savings

Top 7 Ideas for Wedding Cake Savings

Often, one's first inclination about desserts for the wedding is to go to the most popular local bakery that specializes in wedding cakes and order a cake large enough to feed everyone at the reception. While you can be assured ...
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23 Ways to Make Time Your Friend When Organizing Your Wedding

23 Ways to Make Time Your Friend When Organizing Your Wedding

Do not underestimate the impact of time on your wedding—your time, as well as that of your helpers and vendors. Just like money, there is a finite amount of time that must be spent wisely. 1. Consider "opportunity cost" before ...
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Top Six Options for Avoiding Engagement Ring Financing

Top Six Options for Avoiding Engagement Ring Financing

If you are purchasing a diamond or other expensive ring, the seller is likely to have financing available. At first blush, this may sound like a good idea, but do you really want to begin married life with extra debt ...
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Wedding Flowers on a Budget? 5 DIY Ideas

Wedding Flowers on a Budget? 5 DIY Ideas

When it comes to the flowers, DIY could mean buying all the components and literally creating every floral piece, or it could mean buying finished or semi-finished bouquets and decorations from various nontraditional sources. In either case, you take on ...
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Budget Wedding Idea #106: Buy your tiara online where you can find better bargains

Budget Wedding Idea #106: Buy your tiara online where you can find better bargains

Buy your tiara online where you can find better bargains. Take a look here for ideas. The wedding ideas on a budget are from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook ...
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Budget Wedding Idea #287: Borrow parts of your wedding-day ensemble

Budget Wedding Idea #287: Borrow parts of your wedding-day ensemble

If someone you know already has the perfect piece, ask if you can use it as your "something borrowed." And there is no reason you cannot have multiple borrowed items! The wedding ideas on a budget are from the Dream ...
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Top 5 Tips for Saving on Wedding Table Linens

Top 5 Tips for Saving on Wedding Table Linens

There are many details to think about when planning a wedding—a few of which may not be top-of-mind when first thinking about costs. The table linens are one example. Buying them at full cost can be a surprise blow to ...
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7 Ways to Let Your Guests “Have Their Cocktails and Drink Them Too” at Your Low-Budget Wedding

7 Ways to Let Your Guests “Have Their Cocktails and Drink Them Too” at Your Low-Budget Wedding

It only makes sense that the longer drinks are available, the larger the bar bill will be. Consequently, there are various ways to offer "the good stuff" while also staying within a budget. One is to limit the amount of ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #77: Hire a small band instead of large. (every cut counts!)

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #77: Hire a small band instead of large. (every cut counts!)

While you can cut wedding costs by hiring a DJ or doing the movie yourself, you may find it important to have live entertainment. Even if you feel you must have a live band for the full reception, there are ...
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8 Relaxation Methods for Stressed-Out Brides

8 Relaxation Methods for Stressed-Out Brides

As any bride will tell you, even though planning a wedding is an exciting and happy time, it can also be one filled with anxiety. There is so much to do, so many decisions to make, and often so many ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #51: Compare Flower and Florist Costs

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #51: Compare Flower and Florist Costs

Compare prices when you buy or order flowers. The same type of flowers can dramatically vary in cost from one source to another. I found a HUGE range in prices while researching flower costs for the Dream Wedding on a ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #122: Buy as much as you can used.

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #122: Buy as much as you can used.

Buy as much as you can used. Many used wedding items are in like-new or nearly new condition. Find several categories of items with free shipping--such as centerpieces, bridal jewelry, or cake/dessert stands (for example)--at used.MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com ...
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Top 7 Ways Brides Stay Within Their Wedding Budgets

Top 7 Ways Brides Stay Within Their Wedding Budgets

A wedding budget may sound like a lot of money until the costs begin to accumulate. It’s then you realize even what seem to be small expenditures add up quickly. Smart brides take steps to manage the money before costs ...
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Don't Freak Out About the $25K+ Average Wedding Cost

Don’t Freak Out About the $25K+ Average Wedding Cost

A good part of the population nearly faints or panics (or both) when hearing what the average wedding costs these days. There is no need for either. As it turns out, higher-income weddings skew the average (that's math-speak for "sends ...
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My Online Wedding Help Named One of the 10 Best Blogs for Budgeting Brides

My Online Wedding Help Named One of the 10 Best Blogs for Budgeting Brides

We are happy to announce that the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com Wedding Planning Advice blog has been named one of the top 10 Best Blogs for Budgeting Brides by BadCredit.org, an organization dedicated to enabling struggling Americans to make better credit decisions for ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #283: Find free or discount wedding entertainment through family and friends.

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #283: Find free or discount wedding entertainment through family and friends.

Find free or discount wedding entertainment through friends and family. Knowing someone in the band or a talented vocalist can have its privileges. Ask about having them perform at a discount as a wedding gift to you. The above is ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #239: Buy the Groom's Suit or Tux Pre-Owned

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #239: Buy the Groom’s Suit or Tux Pre-Owned

Buy the groom's suit or tuxedo pre-owned. While it may not be practical for the groomsmen, the groom can certainly find a suit or tuxedo at a less-than-rental price, and he can resell or wear it later. (As of this ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #79: Include only the core wedding group in the rehearsal dinner.

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #79: Include only the core wedding group in the rehearsal dinner.

Include only the core wedding group in the rehearsal dinner. If funds are severely limited, this may be your only option. Do express your gratitude in other ways, however, to those who were especially helpful during the wedding planning or ...
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5 Ideas for Lowering the Cost of Your Wedding Meal With Food Selection

5 Ideas for Lowering the Cost of Your Wedding Meal With Food Selection

The choices themselves—what types of food, how much, and ingredients used to prepared each dish—go a long way in determining how much your reception meal will cost. There are several ways you can cut down without necessarily downsizing the wedding ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #229: Buy Pre-owned Then Resell

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #229: Buy Pre-owned Then Resell

Buy pre-owned when you can through local resale stores or eBay. Then, resell the items after the wedding. The above is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #18. Ask potential venues: Is parking extra?

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #18. Ask potential venues: Is parking extra?

When you book the venue for your wedding you are entering into a business agreement. While the person you are working with is probably not deceptive, she is in business to make a profit. It is prudent, therefore, to ask ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #266: Have a potluck as an informal reception

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #266: Have a potluck as an informal reception

The food can be one of the largest line items on a wedding budget. If your wedding is very informal and you want the atmosphere to be more of a casual get-together among friends and family than a traditional event, ...
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Top 11 Ways to Save on Your Bridal Accessories

Top 11 Ways to Save on Your Bridal Accessories

There are several approaches to savings that apply to all (or nearly all) pieces of the bride's ensemble. Here are some ideas, followed by tips related to the veil, headpiece, and slips (petticoats) ... 1. Choose accessories you can reuse ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #110: Give Save the Dates to Only Closest Family and Friends

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #110: Give Save the Dates to Only Closest Family and Friends

Send save-the-dates to only your closest friends and family. The rest of the guests can receive invitations only. This tip is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #318: Shop for coats and wraps during January or February clearance sales

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #318: Shop for coats and wraps during January or February clearance sales

To save money on faux fur or other special-occasion coat, shop during cool-weather clearance, usually January or February. Nice cardigans are another option for women in the wedding party, even the bride.This tip is from the Dream Wedding on a ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #155: Serve Food Family Style

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #155: Serve Food Family Style

While saving money on the meal is great when you are working with a limited budget, adding to the guest experience is important as well. There are ways to do that without spending a lot (or any) extra money. One ...
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13 Ways to Stay Within Your Wedding Drink Budget

13 Ways to Stay Within Your Wedding Drink Budget

A full bar, with bartender and a selection of premium liquors—along with a champagne toast—can put quite a large dent in the reception budget. But "all out" is not your only option. There is a whole range of low-budget solutions ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #281: Ask a photographer friend or family to work the wedding as a gift

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #281: Ask a photographer friend or family to work the wedding as a gift

Ask a photographer friend or family to work the wedding as a gift. Then pay for the prints yourself. This tip is from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #256: Edit Photos and Videos Yourself

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #256: Edit Photos and Videos Yourself

(Tips are from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook, which contains 300+ tips and ideas for saving on your wedding.) Consider buying digital photos and/or raw video footage from your wedding. In the ...
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23 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding by Recycling

23 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding by Recycling

Savings secret #4 in Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride is "Recycling Saves More Than the Planet." Choosing items you can use in everyday life, buying pre-owned, selling products, and donating to charities all help ...
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Have backup ideas when planning a wedding.

Have backup ideas when planning a wedding.

Congratulations to everyone who got engaged over Christmas. As you embark on the journey of planning the wedding, remember it will not go 100% according to plan. That's OK! If you know what is most important to you, you will ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #7: Stack and Save

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #7: 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 the cost of a ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #6: Ask and Receive

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #6: Ask and Receive

Sometimes, all you have to do is ask—to borrow, for extra perks from vendors, to be given parts of the wedding as gifts from family and friends, or for additional help with the wedding. There are several facets of your ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #5: Blending is Best

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #5: Blending is Best

Creatively mixing vendor services, help from others, purchased items, and/or DIY projects often results in the best value. You may be tempted to try planning the entire wedding yourself, with only the help of family and friends. Actually, all but ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #4: Recycling Saves More Than the Planet

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #4: Recycling Saves More Than the Planet

Choosing items you can use in everyday life, buying pre-owned, selling products, and donating to charities all have a positive impact on the bottom-line cost of your wedding. Typically, one buys everything new for the wedding, and most of it ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #3: Treasures Lie Upon the Road Less Traveled

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #3: Treasures Lie Upon the Road Less Traveled

There are options beyond the traditional for every decision you make. Products and services can be bought from "non-wedding" vendors, or you can take the DIY route. You can utilize items in less-than-usual ways or even skip a tradition entirely, ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Secret #2: Time Does More Than Tick

Wedding Budget Savings Secret #2: Time Does More Than Tick

Do not underestimate the impact of time on your wedding—your time, as well as that of your helpers and vendors. Just like money, there is a finite amount of time that must be spent wisely. You may be inclined to ...
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Wedding Budget Saving Secret #1: Smart Money Works for You

Wedding Budget Saving Secret #1: Smart Money Works for You

Knowing where the money is coming from, finding ways to spend it wisely, and earning more from it in between are all key to keeping your spending under control and making sure what you owe does not exceed what you ...
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Wedding Budget Savings Tip #28: Cut down on courses so you can afford the chef’s specialty

Wedding Budget Savings Tip #28: Cut down on courses so you can afford the chef’s specialty

While there are many ways to create a do-it-yourself menu for your wedding, it is not always practical. Plus, the traditional approach to wedding food can be much less stressful. Fortunately, you can save when going the full-service route as ...
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7 Secrets for Budget-Savvy Brides

7 Secrets for Budget-Savvy Brides

We sometimes think a small budget means doing everything ourselves and giving up on the dream wedding. Not necessarily. The good news is that the dream can survive the pinch! It will, however, require thoughtful spending. Planning your dream wedding ...
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Shorter Engagements Mean Less Wedding Costs

Shorter Engagements Mean Less Wedding Costs

One way to save money on your wedding is to spend less time planning! Here are statistics from the Association of Bridal Consultants and Simply Bridal showing how much you save by having a last-minute one-month wedding... Enjoy! ...
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8 Ways to Save on Bridal Jewelry

8 Ways to Save on Bridal Jewelry

While it is easy to get sucked into the glamour of large, expensive diamonds, few of us can afford to buy those big baubles. The easiest way is to avoid the thought from the beginning, but if you've gone down ...
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Relocate Your Wedding and Save

Relocate Your Wedding and Save

You probably automatically assumed, since you had little money for the wedding, that you should keep it within your city. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be true. The average wedding cost varies dramatically from state ...
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5 More Creative Ways to Save Money on your Wedding

5 More Creative Ways to Save Money on your Wedding

When it comes to items for your wedding, there several routes that can help you save money. In addition to the Five Rules for Planning Your DIY-Budget Wedding there are five additional steps you can take. Here are all 10 ...
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Should You Have the Reception and Ceremony at the Same Time and Place?

Should You Have the Reception and Ceremony at the Same Time and Place?

Traditionally, your ceremony takes place at one location, then everyone meets back again later at the reception venue. Unfortunately, from a cost and logistics perspective that can get a bit cumbersome. The photographer is going to multiple places, everyone needs ...
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The Key to Avoiding A Wedding Vows Disaster (Like This One!)

The Key to Avoiding A Wedding Vows Disaster (Like This One!)

It's the day you have been waiting for your whole life and you want it to be perfect--a serene ceremony as you and your husband-to-be gaze into each others' eyes and solemnly say your vows. And then he says "waffley" ...
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7 Techniques for Saving Through Vendors

7 Techniques for Saving Through Vendors

When it comes to vendors, your priorities and the talents available to you partially determine whether you will actually save by doing it yourself (in both dollars and sanity). After you've decided which you will use, there are several techniques ...
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Ways Others Can Help Make Your Wedding Easier

Ways Others Can Help Make Your Wedding Easier

No matter how you plan your wedding, it takes a lot of people to make it happen: vendors, other wedding professionals, family, friends, and yourself. The way you combine their available skills will determine how well your day fits both ...
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5 Shortcuts for Organized Wedding Planning

5 Shortcuts for Organized Wedding Planning

Simply put, it pays to be organized. We've all heard the term "running around like a chicken with her head cut off." That's what can happen if you are disorganized. Circumstances spiral out of control and you begin to spin ...
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How to Negotiate a Better Wedding Deal

How to Negotiate a Better Wedding Deal

One way to save money on a wedding is to negotiate with vendors and venues. How aggressively you bargain depends on your comfort level, so if you are hesitant about haggling you may want to hire a planner to help; ...
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The more you love your decisions the less you need others to love them. -Unknown

Love Your Decisions…

"The more you love your decisions the less you need others to love them." -Unknown ...
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How to Spend Less Shopping and Have Fun Doing It!

How to Spend Less Shopping and Have Fun Doing It!

If you are like a lot of people, chances are you have to watch spending. It helps if you make it fun or otherwise interesting. I've always enjoyed looking for and finding bargains. In fact, a particular cousin frequently jokes ...
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12 Doable Wedding Spending Tips from Real-Life Brides

12 Doable Wedding Spending Tips from Real-Life Brides

Pulling off your "dream wedding on a limited budget" means utilizing techniques that have worked for others. In that spirit, I've found three recent blog posts from around the Web that will help you do just that. I've outlined 12 ...
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Top Money-Earning Wedding Secrets (Not what you are thinking!)

Top Money-Earning Wedding Secrets (Not what you are thinking!)

The first thing that probably popped into your head was "gifts." You are partially right, but I am talking about earning money from the funds you will ultimately spend on your wedding (or avoiding that spending all together). See, in ...
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Top 3 Most Lucrative Wedding Registries

Top 3 Most Lucrative Wedding Registries

The registry you use can actually earn you more than only the gifts you receive. Some offer free merchandise and other perks. Most give you a one-time 10% off after the wedding, but if that's all they offer, you can ...
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How to Save Using "DIY Wedding Budget" Rules

How to Save Using “DIY Wedding Budget” Rules

Some of the best deals can be had by combining DIY-Budget Rules. For example, rules 4 and 5 (shop online discounters, plus choose sale items and/or coupons). Through November 11th, we have an awesome opportunity to combine all three at ...
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How to Have Comfortable Wedding Day Feet

How to Have Comfortable Wedding Day Feet

The last few days, as part of Shoes Week, I've been talking about breaking in your shoes and practicing walking in heels for comfort. There are additional ways to assure your feet are both comfortable and fashionable as well: Stay ...
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5+ Tips and Techniques for a Low Cost Wedding

5+ Tips and Techniques for a Low Cost Wedding

As you may have noticed, MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com has a new look! The logo's new as is our bride, diligently searching for just the right products for her wedding. I've also been changing the site structure to more clearly match the "Create ...
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18 Father's Day Sales--Deals of the Day

18 Father’s Day Sales–Deals of the Day

Father's Day, June 17, is nearly upon us--next weekend, if you can believe it. If you haven't bought gifts yet--like me--it's time to think about it (I never know what to get Tim lately...hope to get ideas while I write ...
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Wedding Tips List, 5 Tips for Great Catering, more

Wedding Tips List, 5 Tips for Great Catering, more

Around the Web today... If you are frustrated by wedding vendors and planners constantly promoting their own services without really sharing anything of value, take a look at my ♥♥ Wedding Tips ♥♥ interest list on Facebook. It includes 50 ...
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Floral Wedding Trends, Wedding Insurance Report

Floral Wedding Trends, Wedding Insurance Report

Around the Web today... Floral Wedding Trends. Sarah Pitts of Bachman's in Minneapolis shares several wedding flower trends they are seeing. Many track with what I've been seeing universally online as well. She packs a lot of tips and ideas ...
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Finding Deals

Budget Shopping Tips–Finding Discounts

Most of us know the best time to shop can be around a holiday. Not only THE Holidays in December, but any of the others as well. You can get the largest selection online, without taking extra time to go ...
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How to Prevent Last Minute Wedding Vendor Surprises

How to Prevent Last Minute Wedding Vendor Surprises

The months leading up to your wedding are a busy time--for both you and your vendors. You are not only choosing and coordinating details, but taking care of your everyday responsibilities as well. Your vendors are likely juggling several other ...
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How to Save Money on Your Wedding Gown

How to Save Money on Your Wedding Gown

Below is an interesting and entertaining video from Planet Money. They research the labor and material cost of an expensive designer wedding gown and concluded the dress the reporter bought was a rip off because the total of the two ...
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Avoiding Wedding Budget Pitfalls

Avoiding Wedding Budget Pitfalls

This is an excerpt from Chapter 6: "Budgeting Blunders: Avoiding & Overcoming Them" by Desiree M. Mondesir, in the ebook Insider's Know How--Planning Your Perfect Wedding. Find it on Amazon, for Kindle here, or on the publisher's website in other ...
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Interview: Dream Wedding on DIY Budget

Interview: Dream Wedding on DIY Budget

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Aprille Trupiano of StreetScape TV, who interviewed me about bringing the Internet into the wedding planning process. We talk about wedding trends and tactics for planning your dream wedding with a DIY budget ...
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Unique is in for Weddings

Unique is in for Weddings

'Couples heading for the altar are bidding adieu to traditional "I do's"...' So begins the "Unique Wedding Ideas" article, by Robin Seaton Jefferson, in the spring 2012 edition of Streetscape magazine. The article goes on to explain that the modern ...
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Wedding Inspiration, Wedding related tips from around the 'net

Wedding Inspiration, Wedding related tips from around the ‘net

The Web is full of wonderful wedding planning tips! As I run across especially good ones I tend to share them, plus other tidbits, with social media followers. Below are highlights from this week. There are times when you can't ...
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Here’s a special Valentine’s Day thought for you…

Here’s a special Valentine’s Day thought for you…

In honor of Valentine's day, we pulled a card from Deborah Weltman's innovative and motivational card deck: “A Seeker’s Guide to Internal Paradigm Shift… 75 What if…? Cards to Guide and Bless Your Day” Below, Deb asks the question "What ...
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Seven Tips For Choosing a Maid of Honor

Seven Tips For Choosing a Maid of Honor

Choosing your Maid of Honor isn't as simple as it looks. Nowhere else in your wedding planning is it easier for vexing problems to turn up! Why? Because the Maid of Honor's duties are often vaguely defined, and worse, poorly ...
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Tips for Walking in Wedding Heels

Tips for Walking in Wedding Heels

You have found the perfect wedding shoes for the ceremony as well as cute flats to wear outside and at the reception. There's only one problem--those to-die-for ceremony heels are much higher than you can gracefully navigation. No fear! There ...
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Wedding Budgeting Tip

Wedding Budgeting Tip

Planning a wedding is literally a "spending marathon," beginning with the engagement ring(s) and ending with the honeymoon. It can be tough keeping track of how much you have spent and how much is left. One way to keep it ...
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Design Your Own Rings or Other Jewelry

Design Your Own Rings or Other Jewelry

There was once a time when your choice of wedding or engagement ring was limited to what your local jeweler had in stock or could order from his or her distributor. No more. Modern times means a modern source for ...
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Men's Formal Fashion Tips

Men’s Formal Fashion Tips

(Note: Visit the new MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com Mens Formal and Dress Shoes section here.) By Mike Pritchard Dressing up a man for a formal occasion is not a very hard thing to do. They just have to know what shirts, pants and ...
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A Surprising Source for Discount Wedding Gowns

A Surprising Source for Discount Wedding Gowns

The first place most of us think of when shopping for a wedding gown is the local corner bridal store or David's Bridal (Sidenote: Save $50 on select David's Bridal exclusive bridal gown styles here). We are, however, in the ...
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Tip for Choosing a Wedding Makeup Artist

Tip for Choosing a Wedding Makeup Artist

If there are 40- or 50- something ladies in the wedding party (or if the makeup artist is going to do the MOB / MOG), be sure he or she understands the needs of less-than-new skin. A friend of mine ...
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Cheap Wedding Dresses - Another Idea

Cheap Wedding Dresses – Another Idea

As I mentioned yesterday, used wedding dresses are a great source for a cheap wedding dress. Another idea for saving money is to purchase new gowns made to resemble designer dresses. In general, you order the gown based on a ...
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Used Wedding Dresses

Used Wedding Dresses

Many of you on a tight budget (which is probably shrinking as gas prices rise and keep rising) are likely considering looking at used wedding dresses. If you leave your options open and allow plenty of time for used dress ...
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Tanning Before Your Wedding

Tanning Before Your Wedding

Exposure to sun is a good news-bad news proposition. The good news is that it’s the best source of vitamin D and gives you a healthy glow. The bad news is that too much sun dries out your skin, creates ...
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Bridal Hair Combs

Bridal Hair Combs

Bridal hair combs are perfect accents on your wedding day. They can enhance most hairstyles, from classic to ornate. They can be simple, but elegant, depending on how they are decorated, but can also create a less formal look than ...
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Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Plus Size Wedding Dresses

Wedding dresses are made smaller than regular clothing, so if you are an average US woman (163 pounds*), don't be too surprised if you unexpectedly find yourself needing a plus size wedding gown. I, for example, generally wear a size ...
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Bridal Jewelry Sets Tips

Bridal Jewelry Sets Tips

Which jewelry pieces you choose for your bridal jewelry ensemble is up to you. You may have a tiara, necklace, earrings, back jewelry, bracelet, and/or bridal hair jewelry. You should, however, keep the total effect in mind. Here are some ...
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Wedding Hairstyles Tip - Updos

Wedding Hairstyles Tip – Updos

Want to accentuate your neck, Audrey Hepburn style? Try a wedding updo. It can be as simple as a French twist or as elaborate as a mass of individually styled ringlets. Before making a final decision, consdier this: some updos ...
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Wedding Jewelry Shopping Tips

Wedding Jewelry Shopping Tips

Planning is a key ingredient for successful wedding jewelry shopping. That means you should choose and purchase the bridal and wedding party jewelry early enough to allow time for exchanges or alterations. You do not want to don your jewelry ...
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Back Jewelry for Backless Gowns

Back Jewelry for Backless Gowns

If your gown is low cut in the back, or altogether backless, you may want to dress it up with back jewelry. Your back, after all, will be to your guests during most of the ceremony. Back-drape necklaces, with varying ...
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Cheap Wedding Shoes

Cheap Wedding Shoes

There are several approaches to finding the least expensive shoes for your wedding. You can monitor local department and bridal store sales, but the largest selection -- by far -- is online. Shoe store Websites often permanently discount shoes or ...
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Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

If you want your big day to be flawless, leave nothing to chance, especially the dress. In fact, begin shopping for your wedding dress eight to twelve months ahead of time. No matter what anyone tells you, there are some ...
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Finding Discount Bridal Shoes

Finding Discount Bridal Shoes

Wedding expenses are looming, precariously overflowing the budget: deposits, food costs, the dress, jewelry — the list goes on and on. And those bridal shop shoes cost HOW MUCH? Fortunately, there are sources for discount wedding shoes. Give yourself enough ...
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Walking in High Heels

Walking in High Heels

You have found the perfect pair of high heels for the wedding. They are SO cute and make your legs look fabulous. One problem: the heels are 4" and your heel-walking experience doesn't go beyond 2". Don't despair. There *is* ...
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Wedding Planning Websites - Advantages

Wedding Planning Websites – Advantages

If this is the first time you've planned a wedding, there's a good chance you're overwhelmed. The hours spent communicating with family and friends alone are more than you imagined. A wedding planning Website can help you more efficiently communicate ...
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Wedding Hairstyles

Wedding Hairstyles

When you look through wedding photos 20 years from now, the last thing you want is to cringe at the site of your hair (those of you old enough, remember 80's frizz? OMG). Your wedding hairstyle can range from very ...
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Clear Skin for the Wedding

Clear Skin for the Wedding

You will be the center of attention, so clear, glowing skin will never be more important than on your wedding day. If you have your complexion under control, then keep up the same good habits in the months leading up ...
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Wedding Dress Checklist

Wedding Dress Checklist

Speaking of wedding dresses, we are now learning first hand the importance of keeping a checklist. After not too long, the whole dress shopping process is a whirlwind of tulle, satin, and embellishments. It's easy to create your own a ...
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