Bridal Bargains: Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget

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Windsor Peak Press, 1998 - Reference - 342 pages
Since its debut in 1990, "Bridal Bargains" has provided over 300,000 couples with the ticket to affordable trips down the aisle. With U.S. wedding costs soaring and the age of marrying pairs on the rise -- the average age is now 30 -- today's brides and grooms are sophisticated consumers on the hunt for creative solutions to overspending. In their now-classic guide, Denise and Alan Fields debunk the myths and provide the tips that help contemporary couples plan the wedding of their dreams without a nightmare pricetag.

"Bridal Bargains" also features over 30 photos of flowers, cakes, and gowns; easy-to-spot icons that direct readers to money-saving secrets, shopping strategies, questions to ask, and pitfalls to avoid; more "Weddings Across America, " spotlighting local wedding trends and costs in several new cities; and the all-time best frugal wedding tips submitted by readers. Complete with a detachable list of key questions to ask merchants, the book provides a one-stop road map for navigating the $10-billion wedding market.

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User Review  - Meliart - Borders

Reading this really educated me about the bridal industry, which as it turns out is about as honest as the used-car industry. It has all kinds of great advice and ideas of areas where you can cut and ... Read full review

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After 16 months of engagement 67 books and 4 different lines of monthly bridal magazines this was by the most useful resource. When it says bargain it means it! It offers tons of realistic options ... Read full review


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Denise Fields and Alan Fields write a monthly column for Baby Talk magazine. They have written several best-selling books, including Baby Bargains and Bridal Bargains. They live in Boulder, CO.

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