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The Best Ways To Cut Your Wedding BudgetMany brides and grooms get a wedding quote with everything they desire, but it's over budget. 

 

Feet and legs of groom in cowboy boots and bluejeans and bride in wedding dress and boots

Wearing Jeans and Boots at WeddingThis is a page about wearing jeans and boots at wedding. A couple can define the attire of their wedding party, whether it be formal or very casual.

 

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Edible Tea CupsThis was a fun dessert to serve at a tea party themed bridal shower I hosted for my daughter-in-law last spring.

 

The completed wedding anniversary card.

Wedding Anniversary Greetings CardYou don't need to be brilliant at drawing to make this cute anniversary card. Just follow the instructions and with the addition of some scraps of paper and glue you'll make a card to be proud of

 

Let Love Grow Wedding Favor Gift - finished favor

Succulent Plant Wedding FavorGive your wedding guests a living favor gift. Learn how to make these "Let Love Grow" wedding favors, using painted plastic pots and succulent cuttings.

 

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair Signs - bride sign on a chair

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair SignsThis pretty signs can be displayed on the bride and groom's chairs or the doors of the changing rooms at your venue. Learn how to make them in the craft project found on this page.

 

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The completed wedding frame.

Inexpensive Wedding Gift IdeaHere is a thrifty wedding gift that only cost $5.50!

 

The completed newlywed clothespin magnet.

Newlywed Fridge MagnetI saw this cute idea online and thought I would make one as a "gift topper" with a few recipes clipped to it. The gift was a waffle maker, so I attached some waffle recipes under the clip.

 

Assembling the tea cups.

Edible Tea CupsThis was a fun dessert to serve at a tea party themed bridal shower I hosted for my daughter-in-law last spring.

 

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The completed wedding anniversary card.

Wedding Anniversary Greetings CardYou don't need to be brilliant at drawing to make this cute anniversary card. Just follow the instructions and with the addition of some scraps of paper and glue you'll make a card to be proud of

 

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Planning a Wedding on a $2000 Budget?I am trying to plan a wedding with $2,000, but I have no idea where to start.

 

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Wedding Favor/PlacecardsI have inherited a large amount of fancy vintage silverware. I would like to incorporated into our daughters wedding. Any ideas or suggestions for place cards, favors, attached poems, initials, embellishments etc. would be appreciated.

 

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BBQ for 200 People?I'm getting married and I'm trying to figure out how much BBQ to get. There will be 191 people coming as of now. All the food for the wedding is really heavy, there's a pasta station with chicken and shrimp, and a grits station with biscuits, sweet potato fries and some other sides.

 

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Serving Nuts and Mints at a Wedding Reception?How many mixed nuts and cream cheese mints would I need for a wedding reception with approximately 300 people?

 

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Choosing Calla Lilies and Roses for Wedding?I will be getting married September 16, 2018 and I was wanting roses and calla lilies for my flowers. Will they they have bloomed in time for it? Or will I have to go with a different flower?

 

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Making Wedding Centerpieces Using Artificial Flowers?We are using vases with artificial flowers for a wedding. What would work in the vases, as we won't need water, so the stems won't be so visible?

 

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Silk Wedding Flowers

Silk Flower Wedding CenterpiecesThis is a page about silk flower wedding centerpieces. Beautiful wedding centerpieces can be crafted using silk rather than fresh flowers.

 

Wedding Reception Decorations

Inexpensive Wedding Reception IdeasWeddings can easily get expensive very quickly. Help keep the cost of your wedding down by planning an inexpensive wedding reception. This is a page about inexpensive wedding reception ideas.

 

A platter of fruit and cheese.

Inexpensive Wedding AppetizersOne way to reduce the cost of food for your wedding reception is to serve inexpensive but tasty appetizers. This is a page about inexpensive wedding appetizers.

 

White cake with a "love" topper, twinkling light backdrop.

Wedding Reception in a Church's GymKeeping the decorating costs down and creating an elegant setting can be a challenge in a gymnasium. This is a page about wedding reception in a church's gym.

 

Wedding Appetizers

Wedding Appetizer RecipesThis page contains wedding appetizer recipes. Planning the menu for your wedding reception will often include some type of appetizers.

 

Wedding Chair Covers in white with pink bows.

Wedding Chair Cover IdeasThis page contains wedding chair cover ideas.Beautiful decorations for a wedding can include covering the chairs.

 

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Box with 50th Anniversary written in gold.

Writing a 50th Wedding Anniversary AnnouncementBeing married for 50 years is worth celebrating. This page has tips and examples for writing a 50th wedding anniversary announcement.

 

Bride and Groom porcelin decoration next to hundred dollar bills

Planning a Wedding for Under $3000This is a page about planning a wedding for under $3000. With careful planning a couple can have a lovely wedding on a tight budget.

 

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Decorating the Deck for My Wedding?I am getting married in about 2 weeks (June 6th, 2009). We are getting married on our deck and having the reception inside. I really need to figure out how to decorate the deck soon. It is longer than wide, but huge (length of the house).

 

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Floor Covering Ideas for a Barn Wedding Reception?Our son and his bride-to-be are having their reception in a barn. What could we put on the ground under the tables? I know we can rent a dance floor but flooring for the whole barn is too much? Thanks.

 

A beach towel wedding cake.

Making a Towel Wedding CakeThis is a page about making a towel wedding cake. Towel cakes are similar to diaper cakes. They are make from rolled up towels and make a fun wedding gift.

 

Wedding celebration.

Having a Wedding Ceremony After Eloping?When you choose to get married quickly, you may still want to make your commitment to each other with friends and family. This is a page about having a wedding ceremony after eloping.

 

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Wedding Gifts From Parents?My son is getting married next month. What would be an appropriate wedding gift from parents?

 

White wedding dress on black dress form against white background

Buying a Used Wedding DressThis is a page about buying a used wedding dress. For the bride on a budget a used wedding dress option allows for buying the perfect dress for less.

 

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Hugs and Kisses From The New Mr. and Mrs.For a wedding favor, buy enough Hershey's Hugs and Kisses for each guest to take one home. Gently tie the "flags" of one hug and one kiss together in a knot. A matching bow can be glued on at the knot.

 

Wedding Reception Buffet

Cheap Wedding Reception Food IdeasThis is a page about cheap wedding reception food ideas. One way to keep within your wedding budget is to serve reasonably priced food at the reception.

 

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Decorating a Picnic Pavilion?I need ideas to help turn a 40 x 30 picnic pavilion into a beautiful place for a wedding reception. The hall is a Lions club in a somewhat rural community. I need help to pull it together.

 

Three small blocks spelling "I Do" next to two rings.

Exchange of Vows Ceremony Ideas?There are so many different ways to exchange marriage vows that go beyond the traditional church wedding. This page contains exchange of vows ceremony ideas.

 

A wedding at a church.

Decorating a Cross for a WeddingA cross is a common decoration in churches where you may be holding a wedding ceremony. Decorating a cross for a wedding is a beautiful way to help celebrate the marriage of two individuals.

 

A barn decorated for a wedding reception.

Decorating a Barn for a Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about decorating a barn for a wedding reception. With the right decorations an old barn can become a unique and charming venue for your wedding reception.

 

Welcome Bags: one looks like a tuxedo and the other a wedding dress.

Welcome Bags for Wedding GuestsPut together a welcome bag for your out of town wedding guests. The contents can vary depending on the location of the ceremony. This is a page about welcome bags for wedding guests.

 

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Stylish champagne glasses and food appetizers on table.

40th Anniversary Party IdeasA 40th wedding anniversary is a very special occasion. This page has ideas and tips for throwing a 40th anniversay party.

 

Placing money in a jar labelled wedding on top of a wedding album

Planning a Wedding for Under $2000?This is a page about planning a wedding for under $2000. Some couples can plan their entire wedding for less then some brides spend on their dress.

 

Tulle and lights decorating a wedding.

Using Tulle and Lights for Wedding DecorThe combination of tulle and strings of lights can be used as elegant wedding decorations. This is a page about using tulle and lights for wedding decor.

 

Small Tree Being Held

A Good Tree for a Wedding GiftGive a unique living gift to the bride and groom. A lovely tree might be perfect for the couple if they have purchased a home. This is a page about a good tree for a wedding gift.

 

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Wedding Centerpieces Using Live Fish in Lighted Bowls?My daughter is planning her wedding and we are looking for special centerpieces. She would like to put a fish in water with a light. Does this sound totally off the wall? She wants a blue fish because her colors are blue royal and light blue.

 

Plant wedding favors.

Giving Plants as Wedding FavorsThis is a page about giving plants as wedding favors. One way for your guests to remember your wedding for many years to come is to give them a plant as a wedding favor.

 

Summer Themed Flower Centerpiece

Summer Themed CenterpiecesThis is a page about summer themed centerpieces. Making centerpieces for parties and banquets with a specific theme allows you to let the creativity flow. It can also sometimes leave you stumped as to how to convey the theme.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding Reception Venues in New Jersey?I am from Pittsburgh and recently moved to New Jersey with my fiance. We're getting married in August and I am not having any luck finding an affordable rental for the reception. I refuse to spend over $500.

 

Scenery: Burgh Historical Park (Southfield, MI)I try to go to Burgh Historical Park at least once a week to look at the flowers. Each week, something is starting to bloom. The park is located in Southfield, MI and it is the perfect place for a wedding or for just relaxing.

 

An older couple walking down the center aisle during an outdoor wedding ceremony.

Parents of the Groom Asked Not to Attend WeddingIt is a truly awkward and painful situation when the parents of the groom are excluded from their son's wedding. This is a page about parents of the groom asked not to attend wedding.

 

Wedding Collage

Making a Wedding Shower CollageThis is a page about making a wedding shower collage. One thoughtful decoration for the wedding shower is a photo collage of the soon to be newlyweds' lives, as they start a new chapter.

 

Student Photographer Shooting Wedding

Hiring a Student Photographer for Your WeddingThere are definitely ways to reduce the cost for your wedding. Rather than hiring an expensive professional photographer, try contacting your local college or university to find a talented student photographer. This is a page about hiring a student photographer for your wedding.

 

Wedding Reception Dinner Setting

How Much Food for a Wedding Reception for 350 People?Having the right amount of appetizers ready for a reception takes some figuring, planning and preparation. This is a page about how much food for a wedding reception for 350 people?

 

Wedding Reception

Decorating a Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about decorating a wedding reception. Next to the ceremony itself, the wedding reception is the next most important event of the day. Decorating the space used for this post-ceremony celebration is an important part of the planning process.

 

Jar with coins labelled Wedding

Planning a Wedding for Under $500This is a page about planning a wedding for under $500. A very small wedding budget does not necessarily mean you can't have a lovely event.

 

Wedding Reception

Covering Up Hall Decorations for a Wedding ReceptionFrequently certain venues used for a wedding reception have other purposes and are decorated for those daily functions. This is a page about covering up hall decorations for a wedding reception.

 

Two men at their commitment ceremony

Planning a Commitment CeremonyThis is a page about planning a commitment ceremony. Planning a commitment ceremony requires just as much planning as a traditional marriage. There are however, some areas where you can create your own new traditions.

 

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Homemade Wedding Money Bag?I'm looking for ideas on making a homemade wedding money bag. Something small and slightly embellished. The wedding is Irish themed, but ivory is the main color.

 

2 glasses of wine at a party.

20th Wedding Anniversary Party IdeasPlanning a 20th wedding anniversary party can get costly. This page has tips on how to have an inexpensive yet memorable anniversary party.

 

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Changing a Wedding Reception Location?My wedding reception venue has just changed. The wedding is July 12, 2009 and invitations just went out a week ago (most guests are out of town/state). How do I notify guests of the change?

 

Wedding mints in a serving dish at a wedding reception.

Serving Nuts and Mints at a Wedding Reception?This is a page about serving nuts and mints at a wedding reception. If you are looking for lighter fare at your wedding reception, perhaps nuts and mints served along with the cake and beverages will work for you.

 

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"A Cinderella Story" Wedding Dress?Where did Hilary Duff get her dress from a Cinderella Story?

 

Church Decorated for Wedding

Decorating a Church for a WeddingThis is a page about decorating a church for a wedding. Decorating for a church wedding on a budget? It can be quite simple to have an elegant and inexpensive church wedding regardless of whether the ceremony is to be held in a small simple church or a larger grand one.

 

Decorating an Ice Arena Ceiling for a Wedding?My daughter is getting married in August, and we are having the reception at an ice rink/ice arena. We are renting white pipe and drape to section off about a 80 feet on each side to about 80 feet across.

 

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Wedding Gift For Boss?I need a gift idea to buy my husband's boss and bride to be. They are well off financially and they invited us to Cancun, Mexico for the wedding so I do not know what to buy them.

 

Food Ideas for Wedding on a Budget

Food Ideas for Wedding on a BudgetThis page contains food ideas for wedding on a budget. Sharing food with friends and family at a wedding does not have to be expensive.

 

A wedding reception with tablecloths.

Saving Money on Wedding Table CoveringsWeddings can be so expensive; anywhere where you can save money is a good thing as long as the result is still in keeping with the occasion. Save on table coverings by buying plastic table cloths at a dollar store, consider using flat bed sheets or yardage. The fabric can be used later in crafts or decor projects.

 

Decorations at an Outdoor Wedding

Decorating for an Outdoor WeddingThis is a page about decorating for an outdoor wedding. When planning an outdoor wedding, the flora and fauna can add a lot to your decor. Finding the best additional, weatherproof decorations can be challenging.

 

Embroidered Wedding Veil

Making a Wedding VeilThis is a page about making a wedding veil. Making your own wedding veil can save you money and also allow you to have a unique accessory to your gown.

 

Wedding Photo

Saving Money on Wedding PhotosThis is a page about saving money on wedding photos. Wedding photos are a significant portion of the cost of a wedding.

 

Decorated chairs at a wedding.

Decorating Chairs for a WeddingOften the chairs available at the wedding venue of your choice are plain, sometimes unattractive folding metal ones. This page contains tips for decorating them.

 

An older couple getting married at the beach.

Gift Ideas for a Second Marriage?Trying to choose the right gift for a second marriage might require some thought as they may already have a lot of the common wedding gifts. If you know the couple well you can select something that they truly need, otherwise refer to the suggestions below for fun gift ideas.

 

A wedding with beautiful decorations.

Selling Used Wedding DecorationsOne easy way to stretch your wedding budget is by reselling the decorations that made it so special. This will not only help you, but also the bride and groom that get them.

 

A row of bridesmaids in pink dresses.

How to Choose the Best Color for Your Bridesmaid DressesIf you're arranging a wedding, you will find plenty of details to arrange and choose upon, from picking your wedding dress to setting a date and booking a photographer. Even so, you also have to aim a few of your focus in your wedding party, particularly your bridesmaids. Amongst your bridal shower, bachelorette party and your big day, your girls will be helping you out a lot. You'll need to decide on their dresses, including the fashion, length and especially the color with the dresses.

 

Two fingers decorated as a bride and groom with a background of dollar bills.

We Tied the Knot . . . and It Didn't Cost a Lot!Trying to stick with a $1,000 wedding reception budget is a challenge. So I knew I had to be "extra creative" with reception refreshments so we didn't come across as cheap. I decided to have a pretzel bar.

 

A collection of wedding favors.

Giving Money as a Wedding FavorA card that says "For Richer, For Poorer" on pink paperHere is a way to have inexpensive but fun wedding favors, by purchasing $1 scratch-off lottery tickets. Get pennies with the year you are getting married. Place them in personalized envelopes and have someone pass them out at your party entrance! :)

 

A luncheon wedding buffet.

Plan a Lunchtime Wedding ReceptionIf you are on a budget or want more bang for your buck, I would highly look into having a lunch wedding reception versus a dinner reception. Chances are you will be paying less per person during lunch and I was even able to upgrade to a dual plate for less than one plate during dinner. Try to aim at the latest lunch slot available so it's in-between a late lunch and early dinner.

 

A wedding bouquet with teal and pink roses.

Saving the Wedding Bouquet Instead of Giving it AwayOne way to "save" your wedding bouquet and give it away at the same time is to make two. The one you keep can be fresh flowers or as in this case made with faux blooms for long term display.

 

A selection of translucent curtains.

Using Curtains as TableclothsCurtains can be a great inexpensive substitute for more expensive tablecloths. They can frequently be found on sale and may not require a lot of altering for a one time use.

 

A Tahitian style wedding anniversary celebration.

Tahitian 50th Wedding AnniversaryPlan an exotic wedding anniversary party by honoring a different culture's traditions. Here, a traditional Tahitian wedding is recreated, including colorful dancers.

 

A man placing a ring on the hand of a woman.

Bringing in a Re-Vow for Under $300Many married couples decide to renew their vows later, often during a big anniversary party. It doesn't have to be expensive with these clever frugal techniques.

 

A woman researching online purchases for her wedding.

Bookmark Online Wedding PurchasesIf you are making online purchases for an upcoming wedding, be sure to check periodically for sales and discounts. It's a great way to save even more on the big day.

 

A groom with his mother at the wedding.

Mother-of-the-Groom Outfit Ideas?As the mother of the groom you may be asked to wear a certain color. Otherwise check with the bride's mother and the bride for colors being worn by the rest of the wedding party. Then choose a dress in a color that complements but does not match. The style can be chosen using the same criteria.

 

A bridal couple sitting in a booth.

Decorating a Pub for a Wedding?Decorating a pub for your wedding reception is easy. Carry over your wedding colors, using flowers, balloons, and centerpieces to design the decor. This page offers some helpful suggestions.

 

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