How to Plan Your Own Wedding and Save Thousands: Without Going Crazy

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Atlantic Publishing Company, Jan 15, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages

Congratulations! You are getting married and want a beautiful, memorable event, yet you need to stick to a tight budget. Don't despair! There are hundreds of proven ways to have your dream wedding without breaking your budget.

The average cost of a wedding in the United States is approaching $30,000, a 73 percent increase since 1992, according to a recent study. What's astonishing is how quickly all the other smaller expenses those you don't immediately think of add up. The stationery, invitations, announcements, thank-you notes, postage, make up, hair stylist, limousines, menus, and so on, not including the cost for an engagement party, rehearsal dinner, gifts, honeymoon, engagement ring, and bridal consultant or wedding planner.

Just imagine what you could do if you could save $30,000 as you start out your new life together. Whether your budget is $1,000 or $50,000, in this easy to read and comprehensive book you will learn hundreds of simple ways to cut down on your wedding expenses without serving a roomful of guests hamburgers and hot dogs at your reception.

Reducing your wedding costs doesn't have to mean plastic forks and pitching a tent on your aunt's front lawn. This new book will teach you hundreds of insider secrets to nip the overcharges out of your wedding budget. The author tackles invitations, facility, catering, gifts, bar-liquor, tables and chairs, decorations, napkins, centerpieces, flowers, limousine, dishes and glasses, music, candles, photography, videographer, ring pillow, linens, guest favors, tents, dance floor, cake, matches, place cards, thank you notes, and dozens more.

Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president's garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.


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About the author (2008)

Tracy Leigh is a successful freelance writer and the author of many bridal planning articles. Her first taste of planning a wedding on a budget was her own, and although it turned out terrific, she learned from her mistakes. Since then, she has gone on to help friends plan their own weddings in creative and budget-minded ways. She resides in her home state of Ohio, along with her husband and four children. Tracy is an officer in a community writing organization, reads constantly, and enjoys planning family gatherings. She can be reached at

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