101 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

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Adams Media, Dec 17, 2008 - Reference - 224 pages
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Sure, engaged couples want the biggest day of their lives to be memorable and beautiful--but it also needs to be affordable. In this book, wedding-cost expert Barbara Cameron offers creative ideas for saving money and time, including how to: find affordable yet skilled wedding consultants; budget for a destination wedding; save money on catering and still have a delicious reception dinner; find bargains on a stunning wardrobe for the wedding party; make your own attractive floral arrangements and bouquets; lower the costs for out-of-town guests; have an unforgettable honeymoon--that newlyweds can afford; and more! This book is the handy tool that couples need in order to have the wedding of their dreams--without going bankrupt!

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Set the Foundation of Your Wedding Day 19
choose the Best sItes 39
Choose Your Ceremony Site 40
Think about Seasons and Timing 49
Take It Outside 51
Think about a PrivateHome Wedding 53
Plan a Destination Wedding 56
Set a Limited Bar Time 93
Serve Nonalcoholic Drinks 94
Select Your Wedding Cake 96
Choose a Simpler Design 97
Decide on LowCost Flavors and Fillings 98
Choose a Cake Topper 101
Look for Cake Alternatives 102
choosIng Your WeDDIng WarDroBe 107

Find Your Perfect Reception Site 61
Research Sites Well 61
Look at Church Reception Halls 65
Look at Alternative Sites 67
Consider an AtHome Reception 69
Take Advantage of Seasonal Pricing 71
Work with InHouse Vendors and Their Rules 73
PlannIng the celeBratIon 75
Planfor Smart Catering 76
Plan a Classic Cocktail Party 80
Bet on Brunch 81
Handle the OffSite Caterer Issue 83
Design Twists on Cheaper Foods 84
Include Pricier Foods but Smartly 86
Choose DIY Menu Items 87
Designing LowCost Drinks 90
Cheer for Champagne 91
Set a Limited Bar Menu 92
Select Your Wedding Dressfor Less 108
Know Where to Shop 112
Consider Heirloom Dresses 116
Borrow a Dress 117
Investigate Online Sources 118
Order a CustomMade Gown 120
Save on Accessories 124
MoneySaversfor the Groom and His Men 131
Find Budget Dealsfor ChildAttendants 144
Save on Flowers 155
Make Memorable Music 167
Arrange Photography and Videography for Less 176
Save Money on Extras 186
Budgetingfor PreWedding Parties 193
Finding Honeymoon Savings 200
Resources 207

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Barbara Cameron (Edgewater, FL) is a freelance writer and the author of several fiction and nonfiction books. She is also a contributor to the The "I Have a Life" Bride's Guide, and several of her fiction stories were made into HBO/Cinemax movies. She has helped plan many weddings for friends and family using a variety of budgets.

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