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Make an Emergency Kit for a Bride

Making a Bride's Emergency KitThis is a page about making a bride's emergency kit. Reduce the stress level on your wedding day with a handy kit loaded with solutions to last minute emergencies.

 

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.

 

Succulent Jar Centerpiece - finished jar, filled with white rocks, rosette type succulents in different colors, and tied with a white and green patterned ribbon

Making a Succulent CenterpieceRecycled food jars, decorative rocks, TP tubes, soil, and succulent cuttings are the main items needed to make living centerpieces for a wedding.

 

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu Holder - finished holder

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu HolderThese table number and menu holders were made inexpensively, using IKEA frames that can display photos or other inclusions on both sides. Decorate as desired and set them out for your reception dinner.

 

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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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 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 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! :)

 

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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.

 

Wedding Emergency Kit

Wedding Emergency KitSometimes it's literally the little things that can make the day most stressful. By packing a small emergency kit with things you think you may need just in case, they can really come in handy when time is important!

 

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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.

 

Wood crate with "Just Married" written on it.

Cheap Locations for a Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about cheap locations for a wedding reception. The cost of a wedding reception can be a significant portion of the entire expense. One way to cut costs is to find a reasonably priced venue for the reception.

 

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.

 

Maryland Wedding

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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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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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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".

 

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.

 

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 Expenses

Wedding Expenses: Who Should Pay?This is a page about wedding expenses: who should pay? There are many details to consider when planning a wedding. One of the more important of these is defining who is responsible for paying for the different expenses.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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A table of catered wedding food.

Saving Money on Wedding ServicesA classic wedding often has expenses for catered food, flowers, photography, formal wear, and many other services. This page contains tips about saving money on wedding services.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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).

 

Champagne glasses at a wedding.

Serving Alcohol at a WeddingDeciding whether or not to have alcohol at your reception can make quite a difference in the cost of beverages.

 

Wedding table with baby's breath in gold mason jars.

Choosing Wedding FlowersThis page is about choosing wedding flowers. Your flowers do not have to be expensive to be beautiful. Shop around and compare prices as well as quality, to find the best deals.

 

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.

 

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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?

 

June Wedding Centerpieces Ideas

June Wedding Centerpieces IdeasThis is a page about June wedding centerpiece ideas. June is a traditional month for weddings. There are many lovely ways to create centerpieces for you early summer wedding celebration.

 

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?

 

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.

 

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Inexpensive Wedding Reception Locations in Northern NJ?I need an affordable site to have my reception. I live in Clifton, NJ and would like to have the reception in Northern NJ. Any suggestions? Trying to spend $50 or less a person.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 invitations that were printed at home.

Printing Wedding Invitations at HomeIf you are in a hurry or come up short, you can save commercial printing or invitation kit costs. Make your own personalized wedding invitations at home.

 

fall wedding cake

Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas?This page is about Thanksgiving wedding ideas. Having your wedding around a popular holiday may make it a challenge for your guests to attend.

 

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

 

holding wedding rings

Ideas for Renewing Your VowsPlanning a vow renewal ceremony is as important as your original wedding ceremony, maybe more so. This page contains ideas for renewing your vows.

 

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.

 

Chocolate Chip Wedding Cake

Chocolate Chip Wedding Cake Recipes?This page is about chocolate chip wedding cake recipes. A wonderful wedding cake can be created with the addition of chocolate chips.

 

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

 

Wedding Appetizers

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

 

Unity wedding candles.

Unity Wedding IdeasThe typical unity wedding ceremony uses symbols, such as a candle, to signify the joining of the two people getting married.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 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.

 

Wedding toiletry basket.

Ladies Toiletry Basket For EntertainingFind out how to decorate and fill a ladies toiletry basket that can be made available to guests at a wedding or other gathering.

 

A bouquet of spring tulips.

Planning A Spring Wedding?Seasonal wedding plans often include choosing colors and flowers that fit the time of year. Spring provides a wide range of fresh flower choices. This page contains several suggestions for planning your spring wedding.

 

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.

 

A wedding dress being sewn on a sewing machine.

Sewing A Wedding GownSewing a wedding gown can be done. It does help if you have some experience and training, especially if the gown is intricate in its design. Try to find a pattern that appeals or combine a couple to get the look you like.

 

A couple getting married.

What To Wear for a Second Marriage?There are some typical recommendations for what a bride should wear for a second marriage. Tradition usually moves away from white to ivory or beige dresses that range from formal to more of a suit. But keep in mind it is your day and dressing as you wish is equally important. This page offers a range of suggestions.

 

A bride with her mother at the wedding.

Mother of the Bride Outfit Ideas?As the mother of the bride, clothing choices are typically made to complement the bride's wedding colors, but not match 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.

 

An embellished wedding gown.

Embellishing a Wedding Gown?Embellishing a plain wedding dress may be one way to save money or personalize the gown. Embellishments can be purchased from your local fabric/craft store. If you are not an experienced seamstress or crafter you may want to seek advice and help before you begin.

 

A brunette bridesmaid with a decorative hairstyle.

Bridesmaid Hairstyle Ideas?Choosing a pleasing and comfortable hair style to wear as a bridesmaid does not need to be stressful. Be yourself and enjoy the event. There are some helpful suggestions on this page.

 

A bouquet of early spring flowers.

Colors for a March WeddingMany brides choose their wedding colors based on the season. This is a very traditional approach; use it if it works for you. March leads into spring bringing to mind bright or pastel floral colors. However, choosing your favorite colors is always an option.

 

An outdoor wedding celebration.

Planning a Wedding Celebration After the Ceremony?Having a wedding celebration after the wedding is a good way to allow family and friends who were unable to attend the ceremony to celebrate with the new couple. It can be as formal or informal as you like, sit down or a backyard party.

 

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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