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Wedding Planning on the Cheap

Wedding Planning on the Cheap

Planning a wedding during prosperous times can seem financially inconceivable, let alone in a recession. But it can be done; you just have to be willing to think outside of the wedding cake box. Here are my tips to cutting costs fast while maintaining an elegant event:

Slash and burn your guest list.
Think of it as making your wedding the ultimate exclusive affair. Super immediate family and friends only.

Make your own invitations and programs.
Sure, it’s more time-consuming, but it will truly make your invitations one-of-a-kind and save you big bucks. The wedding stationary components are all about memorabilia anyway.  

Wine and dine them.
Who says you have to give your guests a whole freaking meal? Find a caterer of your choice and pick three or four appetizers. Then ask the caterer to pair the appetizers with three or four different wines. Create your own menus that detail what goes best together.

Use natural beauty.
Get married at a public garden, park or in the fall when there’s tons of gorgeous colors.

The most important thing is that you both are open and honest throughout the entire process. Set aside no more than 30 minutes a day to talk about finances and strategize about savings.

And if the wedding of your dreams still seems impossible—wait until it is! Why put the extra stress and pressure on yourselves now?

—Laura Lee Bloor

Posted: 12/17/08
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donna500

i want to say a very big thanks and appreciation to Dr. Keke Odin the chief priest of all spell casters worldwide for bringing back my husband who left i and the kids for almost three months within the space of two days after following all instruction given to me. i am very much grateful for restoring peace in my marital home, and i pray God almighty give you the strength and wisdom to continue helping more people having similar relationship and marital problem like mine. for help you can contact him now through his email and mobile number below

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Mobile Number: +1 386-336-9876

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WendyBaron

I was hurt and heart broken by my husband,but i am so happy to have my husband back in my life again.!My name Wendy Baron, i live in Manchester, United Kingdom. A very big problem occurred in my marriage seven months ago, between me and my husband . so terrible that he took the case to court for a divorce. he said that he never wanted to stay with me again,and that he didn't love me anymore.So he packed out of the house and made me and my children passed through severe pain. I tried all my possible means to get him back,after much begging,but all to no avail.and he confirmed it that he has made his decision,and he never wanted to see me again. So on one evening,as i was coming back from work,i met an old friend of mine who asked of my husband .So i explained every thing to him,so he told me that the only way i can get my husband back,is to visit a spell caster,because it has really worked for him too.So i never believed in spell,but i had no other choice,than to follow his advice. Then he gave me the email address of the spell caster whom he visited. TEMPLEOFLOVEANDPROSPERITY@GMAIL.COM. So the next morning,i sent a mail to the address he gave to me,and the spell caster assured me that i will get my husband back the next day. What an amazing statement!! I never believed,so he spoke with me, and told me everything that i need to do. Then the next morning, So surprisingly, my husband who didn't call me for the past 7 months, gave me a call to inform me that he was coming back. So Amazing!! So that was how he came back that same day,with lots of love and joy,and he apologized for his mistake,and for the pain he caused me and my children. Then from that day,our relationship was now stronger than how it were before,by the help of a spell caster. So, i will advice you out there if you have any problem contact Dr Frank Ojo, i give you 100% guarantee that he will help you.. Email him at: Templeofloveandprosperity@gmail.com ,or visit his Web site to know more about him: Link .

carolineshannon

My fiance and I actually just decided to postpone our wedding for a year because the stress of planning was becoming way too much. It wasn't money that was so much the issue, but, instead, the fact that we had recently been through so many huge changes in our lives.

We moved to a new city, both took on a new job, etc. By the time we were adjusted, we only had six months to plan!! We were lucky because the vendors we had already booked were willing to just do a switch without charging us -- we are getting married May 31, 2010!!

At first, I was bummed because it seems so far away, but now I realize that it will come just as quickly as our original date did. Plus, I keep reminding myself that I want this event to be a joyous one --- not a stress magnet. I am excited to marry my fiance and ENJOY our big day.

LMAYO9

It's funny that you mention all those tips, because that's exactly how I managed to plan an affordable wedding! I had the ceremony at the Queens Botanical garden, then my reception was at our favorite bar and we just served appetizers for a few hours to about 50 people. We printed our own invitations on nice stationary, and I even had my dress made by a seamstress to cut down on the costs (only ended up being about $300 and it was exactly what I wanted). The one thing we did was splurge for engraved glasses for our guests to take home as gifts.

I didn't really think about keeping it "on the cheap" but since my husband and I were paying for the whole thing ourselves we were not going to be sucked into a black hole of debt just so people could get drunk for four hours. I think it's important for brides to know that they shouldn't be bullied by family members into throwing a wedding they can't afford.

  • By LMAYO9
  • on 12/17/08 10:39 AM EST