30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 10

This is the final post in our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less. I hope that you have found our money-savings ideas useful. This week’s topics are look at all possibilities for your reception music, consider painted vase centerpieces that you create yourself (it really isn’t too hard!) and the final tip and really, the most important one, is to remember what is most important about your big day. Tip 28.  Look At All Possibilities For [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 9

Our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, is about to be completed soon, but we still have some great money-saving ideas to share! This week’s tips include using candles to decorate your reception site, choosing an easy-to-match wedding color, and options to consider when shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses. Tip 26. Use Candles to Decorate Your Reception Site. When you are planning your wedding budget, you are likely to find that your reception expenses are about 50 [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 8

In this week’s post in our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 8, I will share three more money-saving tips: Choose a Location That is Free, Have a Signature Cocktail Instead of an Open Bar, and Get Wedding Help From Your Close Friends. The location for your wedding and reception can end up being a large part of your wedding budget. For example, if you have your reception in a ballroom or hall you will [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 7

In our 7th week of our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, I’ll be sharing ways to save by wearing a pre-owned wedding dress, incorporating burlap in to your wedding décor and having favors that can also be used as place card holders. Tip 19. Select a Pre-Owned Wedding Dress. Your wedding dress is surely a most important wedding purchase. And while you want it to be your “dream gown”, you could end up with a [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 6

We’re half way through our series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, and I still have lots more great tips to share with you. This week I’ll cover choosing an “off season” wedding date, having your wedding during the Christmas season and using student musicians play at your ceremony instead of professionals. Tip 16.  Instead of getting married during the typical wedding months, choose an “off season” date.  You may recall that Tip 15 covered having your [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 5

In 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 5, I will share three more money-saving ideas: One location for both the ceremony and reception, pom-poms for inexpensive pizzazz, and choosing a day other than Saturday for your wedding. Tip 13. One Location for Both the Ceremony and Reception. Having both the ceremony and reception in one location can be accomplished in several ways. One way is to choose a venue where you can have your wedding outdoors [...]

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30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, Part 4

In the fourth post of our money-saving series, 30 Ways to Have Your Dream Wedding for Less, I will share ideas on cost savings by having your wedding during a time when a meal is not normally served, choosing a simply-styled dress dress and adding pizazz with a statement necklace and rather than serving champagne, have guests toast with what they are already drinking. Tip 10. Choose a time for your wedding when a meal is not usually served. When [...]

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