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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. 

 

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

 

DIY Jar Lamp Wedding Souvenir - attach a ribbon crown to the top

DIY Jar Lamp Wedding SouvenirYou can make jar lamp wedding souvenirs for your own wedding or for a friend or relative. This DIY project is personalized and will save you money on wedding favors.

 

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake Decoration - two small wedding cakes decorated with fresh flowers

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake DecorationAn inexpensive twist for wedding cake decoration is fresh flowers. It's important to keep the cake protected when using these flowers as decorations so it will be safe to eat.

 

A photographer taking pictures of a wedding couple.

Hiring a Wedding PhotographerCapture your special day by hiring a professional photographer to take photos of your ceremony and reception. A wedding is the perfect opportunity to get formal photos of the newly combined family too.

 

DIY Folded Name Place Cards

DIY Folded Name Place CardsLearn how to make original, handcrafted folded placecards. They are perfect for a wedding reception, party, or other get together with assigned table seating.

 

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The completed book safe.

Vintage Book SafeThis is a storage book I created for my daughter's fairytale/garden wedding theme. The storage on the inside will be used to store her wedding advice cards.

 

The completed lighted floating pearl centerpiece.

Lighted Floating Pearl CenterpieceI made up this "mock" centerpiece to try out the floating pearl centerpiece idea for wedding reception guest table.

 

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.

 

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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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Trash Can Bridal Shower Wishing Well?How do I make the supports for a trash can bridal shower wishing well so I can place a top onto it? Do I put the legs into the can with a cross bar on top? Ideas?

 

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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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Vow Renewal Ceremony?My husband and I just celebrated 19 years of marriage on March 17th. Our first wedding was just with the justice of the peace which was fine with both of us at the time. I just randomly picked a day a month before we knew we wanted to get married.

 

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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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Making A Wedding Centerpiece From Ceramic Tiles?How can I use some plain white ceramic tiles (8 by 8) as part of a wedding reception guest table centerpiece? or any other ideas?

 

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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.

 

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.

 

Notebook labelled Wedding Budget surrounded by flowers

Planning a Wedding for Under $1000This is a page about planning a wedding for under $1000. Weddings can be very costly. Working with a relatively small budget can be a challenge.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Centerpiece of Flowers in a watering can on rounds of wood

Saving Money on Wedding CenterpiecesThis page is about saving money on wedding centerpieces. When planning a wedding there are many ways you can reduce the costs.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding Reception Locations...This is a page about inexpensive wedding reception locations in New York. Finding an inexpensive wedding reception venue in some areas can be daunting.

 

wild flower wedding bouquet

Planning a Wedding for $2500?Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. This is a page about planning a wedding for $2500. Your budget will certainly dictate the event, but with some ingenuity even a smaller budget can allow for a memorable day.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Babysbreath flowers in a fishbowl vase surrounded by pinecones on a round of wood.

Wedding Centerpiece IdeasThis is a page about wedding centerpiece ideas. If you are planning and decorating for your wedding, one of the important decisions will be creating the table centerpieces.

 

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.

 

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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Maryland Wedding LocationsThis is a forum on Maryland wedding locations. Finding the perfect location for your wedding is one of the most important parts of planning for this special day.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Locations In Southern Maine?Anyone know of any inexpensive wedding/reception venues in Southern Maine? My daughter wants to get married in August 2008. She wants to invite 100 guests. I am hoping to find a nice function hall which will allow us to cater it ourselves. We have a small budget. Thanks for your help.

 

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.

 

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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).

 

Bird Seed Heart Wedding Favors - press cut straws into the center of the seed heart

Bird Seed Heart Wedding FavorsBird seed is a traditional way to shower the departing newlywed couple. Instead of the mess, use these heart shaped wedding favors. Your guests can enjoy feeding their own backyard birds in remembrance of your big day.

 

Planning a Wedding for $1500

Planning a Wedding for Under $1500This is a page about planning a wedding for $1500. Careful planning is necessary to keep wedding costs down.

 

A wedding reception.

Frugal Food Ideas For Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about frugal food ideas for wedding reception. Food for a wedding can be very expensive.

 

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What does a priest say at a wedding ceremony?What does a priest say at a wedding ceremony?

 

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Need Shelter for an Outdoor Wedding Reception?Hello, we are planning an outdoor reception, which is risky weather-wise. Anyone have any inexpensive ideas for providing cover in case it rains? It will be a pretty big reception on a friend's property. They have a huge yard but a small house so we need some shelter outside. Thanks, Hope

 

Wedding Appetizers

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

 

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.

 

Wedding Invitations

Saving Money on Wedding InvitationsThis is a page about saving money on wedding invitations. The cost of a wedding can be overwhelming, but there are ways to reduce the overall expenditure.

 

Creative glass flower vase Wedding Decorations hanging in the forest

Creative Wedding DecorationsYour wedding is a special day that should reflect the personality of you and your significant other. Get creative with your wedding decorations to personalize your wedding and reception.

 

A wedding anniversary written on a calendar.

Celebrating Your Wedding AnniversaryWedding anniversaries are a way to celebrate your love year after year. Whether you are planning a big party or a small intimate dinner, this page has ideas about celebrating your wedding anniversary.

 

Group of women celebrating a wedding shower.

Bridal Shower IdeasThis is a page about bridal shower ideas. There are tons of bridal party themes that fit every personality type. Bridal showers can be traditional or a bit on the wild side.

 

Party accessories on wooden table.

Planning a Jack and Jill Wedding Party?This is a page about planning a Jack and Jill wedding party. A Jack and Jill wedding party is the perfect event to help the couple raise money to cover the expenses of their upcoming wedding. Party guests purchase tickets. There are typically games and plenty of food.

 

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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.

 

Paper labelled wedding budget with an items column next to a pen and wedding invitation

Planning a Wedding for Under $6000?This is a page about planning a wedding for under $6000. No matter what your wedding budget, careful planning is needed to control costs.

 

Table set for Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner IdeasThis is a page about wedding rehearsal dinner ideas. Planning a wedding rehearsal dinner can seem overwhelming in conjunction with everything else you are organizing.

 

Bride and groom running from the church

Ideas of What to Throw at a WeddingWhen the bride and groom are leaving the wedding ceremony it is customary to throw something in celebration as they run out. Rice, confetti and birdseed are common.

 

A bride and groom standing next to a white column.

Homemade Columns for a Wedding ReceptionRenting columns for your wedding reception can be quite expensive. This is a page about homemade columns for a wedding reception.

 

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.

 

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Buying Bulk Cranberries for Centerpieces?I am getting married in June 2008. I am looking for any great ideas for centerpieces. We are on a tight budget! I am thinking of using cranberries in glass vases for my centerpieces along with water and maybe Calla Lilies. Does anyone know where I can get bulk cranberries to buy? Real or fake! Thank you in advance!

 

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?

 

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.

 

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Making the Bride a Memento from Her Father's Dress Shirt?My cousin was really close to her father. Unfortunately he died at a young age. She is getting married next year and I would like to make her something out of a dress shirt I have of his. I would like it to be something she can wear or use in the wedding.

 

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Asking Wedding Guests to Bring Finger Foods?I am looking for ideas for our wedding reception in June. It will be indoors. This is our second marriage and we want to keep things simple and inexpensive. Would it be tacky to tell guests to bring finger foods to the reception? My aunt is making the cake and we are serving pink lemonade punch.

 

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.

 

Girl dressed for a luau.

Luau Wedding Rehearsal Ideas?This page is about luau wedding rehearsal ideas. A Hawaiian theme gives you wonderful tropical floral decorating and refreshment ideas.

 

Frugal Wedding Decorations

Inexpensive Wedding DecorationsKeeping the costs down on your decorations can help you have more money for other things. This page is about inexpensive wedding decorations.

 

red and white tablecloth

Where Can I Buy Used Tablecloths?You may be able to save money on a large event or simply reduce your household expenses, by buying used linens such as tablecloths. This is a page about, "Where can I buy used tablecloths?".

 

Woman celebrating at a bridal shower.

Bridal Shower Game IdeasWhen planning a bridal shower, deciding which games to include is a fun part of the process. Our readers submitted their ideas. Here are our favorite bridal shower game ideas.

 

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Wedding Day Survival Kit for the Bride?I've seen a list somewhere of "needs" to give to a bride before the wedding, a few items were bottled water, snack, deodorant, breath mints, etc. I can't find the list and my son is getting married next week and I'd love to make up a basket for my "new daughter".

 

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Wedding Shower Hosted By a Stepmother?I have been with a man for 10 yrs now; we are not married. His 21 yr. old daughter is getting married next July. Do you think it's up to me to have a shower for her? Or for his side of the family to host it?

 

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Paying for Wedding Guests' Parking Fees?We have rented an enclosed pavilion for our reception at a park. However the park charges $1.50 per car for an entrance fee. What is a "tactful" way to give our guests the money for the fee?

 

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Food For Small Wedding Reception?What should I serve at my wedding reception for only 60 people?

 

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Planning a Vow Renewal Ceremony With a Fire Theme?I have decided to do a fire theme vow renewing wedding. The reason for the fire theme is because I feel after six years of being together and almost 5 years of being married, our flame is still burning bright. My question is, how do I go about planning a fire themed wedding?

 

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.

 

Closeup of a wedding cake top layer.

Fixing A Damaged Wedding CakeThis is a page about fixing a damaged wedding cake. Occasionally a wedding cake can be damaged prior to the reception.

 

Pink peony with coffee and macarons

Coffee and Dessert Wedding Reception IdeasThis is a page about coffee and dessert wedding reception ideas. A coffee and dessert reception works well if your wedding is scheduled around meal times.

 

Brown bows on the backs of wedding chairs.

Brown Wedding Decoration Ideas?This page contains brown wedding decoration ideas. An unusual brown wedding theme gives you chocolate to incorporate in your decorating.

 

Bride and Groom Clothespin Decor - ready for the big kiss

Making a Bride and Groom Clothespin DecorMake these cute wedding favors or name card holders. Using spring clip wooden clothespins, paint, markers, and a few other simple supplies you too can add this handmade bit of decor to your wedding.

 

Couple at a grooms dinner.

Groom's Dinner Ideas?This page contains groom's dinner ideas. A supper held before the wedding is usually the responsibility of the groom's family.

 

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.

 

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Side Dishes for Baked Chicken at Wedding?My daughter is serving baked chicken at her wedding reception and we're wondering what are some good side dishes. We're both picky eaters but we both want everyone to enjoy the food and have a good variety without overdoing it. Also, any tips for wedding favors?

 

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.

 

Children in a Wedding

Roles for Children in Weddings?This is a page about roles for children in weddings. It is important to include children in many wedding ceremonies beyond just a flower girl and ring bearer.

 

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