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Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake Decoration - two small wedding cakes decorated with fresh flowers

Adding Fresh Flowers to Cake DecorationHere is a tutorial on how to add fresh flowers to a cake while also making the cake food safe.

 

Succulent Jar Centerpiece - hand holding finished jar

Succulent Jar CenterpieceAt my wedding venue, there will be a couple of tall, small round bar tables outside. Since the tables are on the smaller side - I need the centerpiece to be smaller and sturdy. Here is what I came up with.

 

Let Love Grow Wedding Favor Gift - finished favor

Let Love Grow Wedding Favor GiftAre you on a budget for your wedding? You can make your own wedding favor gifts! For this project, I only needed to purchase spray paint and ribbon (actually ribbon would be optional to save even more money if you wanted), then the rest of the supplies I already had on hand.

 

Finished kraft paper card with bridal dress

Wedding Dress Greeting CardThis is a cute wedding dress greeting card made with simple supplies - paper doilies, kraft paper, glue, and ribbon roses. This concept could also be used as a bridal shower invitation card.

 

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair Signs - ready to hang

Bride and Groom Wedding Chair SignsThese bride & groom signs are perfect to display on your wedding chairs or to display on your get ready for wedding room door knobs. This is an inexpensive project to make and you will have lots of supplies left over for future projects.

 

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu Holder - finished holder

Inexpensive Wedding Table Number/Menu HolderIf you have an IKEA nearby, I highly recommend TOLSBY frame for 2 pictures - it is only $1.00 and is perfect to use for wedding table number and menus!

 

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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 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.

 

Serving containers for pretzels.

We Tied the Knot . . . and It Didn't Cost a Lot!Trying to stick with a $1,000 wedding reception budget is a challenge. So I knew I had to be "extra creative" with reception refreshments so we didn't come across as cheap. I decided to have a pretzel bar.

 

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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.

 

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Weddings in the Time of CororavirusA wedding is a happy time for friends and family but can be especially dangerous during a pandemic. Much of the country is shut down due to the coronavirus, with gatherings of over 50 people discouraged and many venues closed for the duration. This is quite a problem for couples planning a spring wedding. Here is some advice to consider when deciding what to do.

 

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Curtains for Inexpensive Table DressingTo save money on your table dressings, instead of tablecloths, use curtains. Lace curtains can be from 44-88 inches long and are a lot cheaper than table cloths. Place over white plastic table liners, which you purchase by the rolls at party stores. You can even use white plastic shower curtains, which can be cut to double the length of use. You can save a lot of money.

 

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Planning a Wedding on a $2000 BudgetI am trying to plan a wedding with $2,000, but I have no idea where to start.

 

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Serving Nuts and Mints at a Wedding ReceptionHow many mixed nuts and cream cheese mints would I need for a wedding reception with approximately 300 people?

 

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Choosing Calla Lilies and Roses for WeddingI 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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Vow Renewal CeremonyMy 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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Inexpensive Wedding Dinner IdeasCan any suggest cheap ideas for a wedding dinner?

 

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How Much Food for a Wedding Reception for 350 PeopleI'm planning a reception for 350 people. I have my appetizer list and just need help to figure out how much to buy for each item I have to prepare.

 

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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.

 

Wedding Appetizers

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

 

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Planning a Wedding for Under $6000This is a page about planning a wedding for under $6000. No matter what your wedding budget, careful planning is needed to control costs.

 

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Wedding Reception in a Church's GymKeeping the decorating costs down and creating an elegant setting can be a challenge in a gymnasium. This is a page about wedding reception in a church's gym.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Planning a Wedding for Under $2000This 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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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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Planning a Wedding for Under $500This is a page about planning a wedding for under $500. A very small wedding budget does not necessarily mean you can't have a lovely event.

 

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.

 

Plant wedding favors.

Giving Plants as Wedding FavorsThis is a page about giving plants as wedding favors. One way for your guests to remember your wedding for many years to come is to give them a plant as a wedding favor.

 

A groom and bride dancing at a wedding.

Inexpensive Wedding IdeasMany young couples can not or choose not to have an expensive wedding. Planning a wedding on a smaller budget does not mean that your special day will not be beautiful and memorable.

 

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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.

 

Couple at a grooms dinner.

Groom's Dinner IdeasThis page contains groom's dinner ideas. A supper held before the wedding is usually the responsibility of the groom's family.

 

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.

 

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 mints in a serving dish at a wedding reception.

Serving Nuts and Mints at a Wedding ReceptionThis 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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A Good Tree for a Wedding GiftGive a unique living gift to the bride and groom. A lovely tree might be perfect for the couple if they have purchased a home. This is a page about a good tree for a wedding gift.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

The skyline of Baltimore during the day.

Cheap Wedding Sites in Baltimore, MDThis is a page about cheap wedding sites in Baltimore, MD. Finding an inexpensive convenient location for your wedding can be a challenge.

 

Bride and groom running from the church

Ideas of What to Throw at a WeddingWhen the bride and groom are leaving the wedding ceremony it is customary to throw something in celebration as they run out. Rice, confetti and birdseed are common.

 

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.

 

Beautiful wedding cupcakes with flowers.

Displaying Wedding CupcakesThis is a page about displaying wedding cupcakes. Cupcakes are quite popular alternatives to the traditional wedding cake.

 

Woman Cleansing Her Face

How to Prepare Your Skin for Wedding PhotosOf course, you will want to look your best for your wedding photos. Planning ahead to ensure your skin is clean and moisturized will help your skin have the perfect wedding day glow in the photographs of your special day. This is a page about how to prepare your skin for wedding photos.

 

Young woman at her engagement party.

Planning an Engagement PartyThis is a page about planning an engagement party. The engagement party is often the first in a series of events that celebrate your upcoming wedding.

 

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Wearing Jeans and Boots at WeddingThis is a page about wearing jeans and boots at wedding. A couple can define the attire of their wedding party, whether it be formal or very casual.

 

Welcome Bags: one looks like a tuxedo and the other a wedding dress.

Welcome Bags for Wedding GuestsPut together a welcome bag for your out of town wedding guests. The contents can vary depending on the location of the ceremony. This is a page about welcome bags for wedding guests.

 

White fake cake of boxes and bows

Faux Wedding Cake IdeasThis page contains faux wedding cake ideas. Faux cakes make great displays or partial substitutes for the real thing.

 

Candle centerpiece at a wedding.

Wedding Candle Centerpiece IdeasThis is a page about wedding candle centerpiece ideas. Candle centerpieces provide a romantic atmosphere, especially for an evening wedding reception.

 

Babysbreath flowers in a fishbowl vase surrounded by pinecones on a round of wood.

Wedding Centerpiece IdeasThis is a page about wedding centerpiece ideas. If you are planning and decorating for your wedding, one of the important decisions will be creating the table centerpieces.

 

Centerpiece of Flowers in a watering can on rounds of wood

Saving Money on Wedding CenterpiecesThis page is about saving money on wedding centerpieces. When planning a wedding there are many ways you can reduce the costs.

 

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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.

 

Wedding favors tied in twine.

Edible Wedding Favor IdeasThis page contains edible wedding favor ideas. There are so many possibilities if you chose to give out edible wedding favors. Items such as cookies, candies, or local foods are great ways to thank your guests for coming.

 

Woman dressed up like Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Ideas for a Breakfast at Tiffany's Bridal ShowerThis is a page containing ideas for a Breakfast at Tiffany's bridal shower. Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly became a movie icon that generates classic romantic emotions. Planning a bridal shower with a Breakfast at Tiffany's theme is quite popular.

 

Wedding Reception Food Ideas

Wedding Reception Food IdeasThis is a page about wedding reception food ideas. Deciding on the food to be served at your wedding reception is an important part of the planning process.

 

A wedding bouquet with teal and pink roses.

Saving the Wedding Bouquet Instead of Giving it AwayI made two bouquets for my daughter's wedding. One of them is for the bride to toss and the other one is made from silk flowers. I designed the bouquet to fit in a large bowl shaped vase, with styrofoam in the bottom for the handle of the bouquet, so that she can display it as a centerpiece on her dining room table after she is married.

 

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Using Tea Candles on TablesTo make your use of tea candles on your tables sparkle, inside of the clear bowl you are using, pour table salt about a third of the way from the bottom. Place your tea light candle in and squish it around so that most of it is covered by the salt.

 

A flower girl in a white top and a handmade skirt.

Bringing in a Re-Vow for Under 300 (Part 2)Now that the dress and the veil were done, we set upon seeing how much we had to spend on fabric for the flower girls' outfits and their flower baskets. In Tucson, we had fabric discount places and we found the cutest pastel fabric for simple skirts.

 

A groom with his mother at the wedding.

Mother-of-the-Groom Outfit IdeasAs 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.

 

An older couple getting married at the beach.

Gift Ideas for a Second MarriageTrying 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.

 

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 bride with her mother at the wedding.

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

 

A bridal couple sitting in a booth.

Decorating a Pub for a WeddingDecorating 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 MarriageThere 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.

 

An embellished wedding gown.

Embellishing a Wedding GownEmbellishing 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 IdeasChoosing 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 CeremonyHaving 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.

 

A bride with the Arizona cliffs in the background.

Inexpensive Wedding and Reception Venues in ArizonaSome on-line research and networking can help you identify inexpensive wedding and reception venues in any area. Be open to less traditional options, consider home ceremonies, or public spaces. Other great options follow.

 

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.

 

An outdoor wedding

Do Not Do It All YourselfMake your decorations, make your dress and bouquet, make whatever you want yourself, but, have other people set up, hang up, do the actual decorating on your big day! Have multiple, multiple people for every task that needs to be done and DO NOT let people use this time to make things up to you!You could end up without a cake, like me.

 

An orange and yellow wedding bouquet, perfect for fall.

Flower Advice for a Fall WeddingChoosing the flowers for your wedding is a serious part of the planning. The time of year can set some constraints on your choices, although alternatively you can go with faux flowers in any color. If you are planning a fall wedding some good fresh flower choices are mums and sunflowers.

 

Wedding Cake Topper

My Frugal WeddingWhen my boyfriend and I decided to get married on our one year anniversary of dating, we didn't give ourselves a lot of time for planning or saving, just a few months. However, we still managed to have a beautiful and very frugal wedding with help from all our friends and family.

 

A wedding bouquet of lavender.

Using Lavender in Wedding BouquetsLavender is a symbol of love and devotion, as well as said to bring good luck. It is also an inexpensive addition to a wedding bouquet. If the fresh lavender in your wedding bouquets keep drooping try the idea offered on this page.

 

Cards in a collage frame.

Displaying Wedding Cards in a Photo Collage FrameOne fun way to display cards that you received for your wedding is to place them in a photo collage frame.

 

A projector screen for showing a slideshow.

Creating a Wedding SlideshowA wedding slide show can be used for a presentation at the wedding reception or even used for the wedding rehearsal. It helps the guests share the couple's special relationship.

 

A wedding gown with a stained hem.

Masking Stains on a Wedding GownBetween the wedding and the reception it is not unusual for a wedding dress to get stained along the bottom or elsewhere. One trick is to have a tube of plain white toothpaste handy. Learn how to mask stains on a wedding dress.

 

Bird Seed Heart Wedding Favors - press cut straws into the center of the seed heart

Bird Seed Heart Wedding FavorsBird seed is a traditional way to shower the departing newlywed couple. Instead of the mess, use these heart shaped wedding favors. Your guests can enjoy feeding their own backyard birds in rememberance of your big day.

 

The hands of a newlywed couple.

Photos of WeddingsChoosing a special theme for your wedding instead of traditional, can make it especially fun for you and your guests. Here's some unusual wedding photos.

 

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.

 

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