As a bride-to-be, I was literally counting the days until the wedding day was over. Mostly because I was counting the days until our honeymoon began. One crazy whirlwind of a day versus ten languid, sun-drenched days in two different Mexican beach towns? No contest. We spent a total of $1,900, which included flights, lodging, …

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stressed bride

10 Ways To Decide You Need a Wedding Planner Before you start wedding planning, know if you can handle it by yourself or if you should hire a wedding planner. Wedding planners are professionals at organizing weddings, which may save you a headache when it comes to getting every detail perfect. Ask yourself these questions …

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wedding cost

The Cost of a Wedding Before you start planning your wedding, you should know how much money you are willing to spend and the total cost of a wedding after everything is paid for and finalized. Statistics show that the average wedding in the U.S. costs between $19,000.00 and $32,000.00, but the majority of couples …

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understanding wedding costs

Understanding the Cost of a Wedding Planning a wedding takes money, and part of prudent planning is understanding not only how much each part of the wedding can cost, but why, and most importantly, how you can reduce costs while still planning a memorable day. The average cost of a wedding in the U.S. comes …

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Most couples expect they will only marry once. Accordingly, every aspect of their wedding is important. It is almost impossible to prioritize the importance of menu, venue, wedding dress, wedding cake, or wedding invitation. On a scale of 1 — 10, each item scores 10. This means a very expensive wedding depending on size. But, …

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wedding beer and wine calcs

How to Calculate Alcohol for a Wedding Wedding is the most auspicious occasion in one’s life. Both the bride and groom are very excited about the wedding ceremony but it is the duty of the family members to arrange everything to make sure the guests turning up for the function are in a festive mood. …

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The average wedding costs somewhere around 28,000 dollars, but smart couples know there are always ways to trim the fat. The key is to put the money where it matters most without losing any of the special touches. Here is how budget-friendly Cinderella can still have her dream wedding. Pick the Best Date Ever notice …

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As you plan your wedding, set aside time to be deliberate about discussing finances. Finances are one of the top 10 reasons for divorce, according to love and relationships site YourTango. However, money can’t buy love. Couples who find out they are financially incompatible (rather than just having a lack of money to begin with) …

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If you are a newlywed, chances are you didn’t receive all the things on your Bridal registry, even if your shower guests were generous. Setting up a household takes time, and taking advantage of the biggest shopping day of the year is a great way to stock up on the things you still need. Black …

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Wedding costs can grow swiftly and develop a mind of their own. But there is no need to incur a lifetime of debt and headache in preparation for this one day. Granted, it’s a major day for you and your future spouse, but its dollar value doesn’t have to bankrupt you or demolish your pocketbook …

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Getting married is supposed to be one of the happiest moments of your life, an unforgettable day where your love is symbolised by a beautiful ceremony for all your family and friends. Of course, at the start, you don’t really want to think about all the legal considerations involved – who does? But it’s important …

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using local wedding flowers

Thinking about DIY Wedding Flowers? Here’s How To Avoid Disasters I had a very interesting experience last week I was in Las Vegas for the Event Solutions Conference and because the new Preston Bailey Fundamentals of Floral Design Course was launched there and I am the author of the course in collaboration with The Wedding …

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wedding wine

  Expenses, expenses.  Planning a wedding can be so expensive – venue, band, limousines, invitations, hair stylist, flowers, photographer, dress, honeymoon, and countless other expenses – so it’s a good idea for the couple to do their research and determine where and how to save money.  Sometimes, it’s not safe to take a less expensive …

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tipping wedding vendors

When it comes to tipping wedding vendors and reception attendants is probably the last thing on your mind.  It is, however, a service industry standard practice.  Luckily there is a simple way to know how much to tip each person.  Before we get to the nitty-gritty of dollar and cents for tipping those who have helped …

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wedding flowers cost

Wedding flowers are one of the most important aesthetic features of your wedding day. Beautiful wedding flowers can help you set the right mood for the wedding. It’s also true that the cost of your wedding flowers can be as much or as little as you like. The price of wedding flowers  can vary greatly depending …

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wedding cakes ideas

Why on earth are wedding cakes so expensive?  Well, they don’t have to be. You can get an inexpensive wedding cake, but you’re probably getting one made with different ingredients than a custom wedding cake.  The cost basis for commercial production-line pre-frozen cakes and custom cakes, the latter of which is made fresh from scratch …

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wedding invitation sample

Don’t be an idiot when it comes to wedding invitations. Wedding invitations are the first glimpse guests get before your big event. You’ve worked hard to make sure every detail is ready to be carefully printed on fine stationery. While in the past it was traditional to go to a stationery shop to look through …

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save on wedding dress

The great thing about weddings these days is that couples are personalizing everything to make the event tie in with their personality.  So, if you can’t picture your husband and his friends in tuxedos, let them do nice khaki slacks and a blazer.  We did this for my wedding and they looked great!  My husband …

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  Specific Saving Strategies for Wedding Photography: As a girl dreaming about the big day to come later in life I bet you never dreamt about the economic hardships you’d have to deal with as well.  Unfortunately you only have three options; delay marriage until you are a rich enough that money isn’t an issue, …

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Sure, love is timeless, but why did your wedding and the celebration of that love insist on arriving at a time when the economy decided to take a hiatus?  Budgets are tight, and that big budget you always imagined needs to remain in savings in case of an emergency.   Unfortunately, I cannot give you advice …

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wedding budget

By Carrie Carter of T Carter Music Many women, prior to engagement, have a mental picture of their wedding day;  the flowers, the dress, the music, the location and finally…the man.  The minute we get engaged all those years of mental planning must now become reality.  What one thing is most often missing from all of …

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bridal show

You’ve found the right mate and you’re now one of 1.2 million couples getting ready to plan the event of your life. There are so many things to get in order – the ring, the place, the food, the flowers, the guests, and it goes on. But planning your wedding doesn’t have to be stressful. If …

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By Chris Simeral Looking to save money on your wedding reception? Instead of relentlessly paring down your guest list or compromising in other areas, why not think about using a low-cost theme for your special day? A wedding that fits into a particular theme is often more relaxed than your typical reception. And, since there’s less pressure to spend …

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