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Placing money in a jar labelled wedding on top of a wedding album

Planning a Wedding for Under $2000?This 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.


Engagement ring in a red box.

Buying a Wedding Ring With Bad Credit?This is a page about buying a wedding ring with bad credit. A bad credit history can interfere with many aspects of your life.


Creative glass flower vase Wedding Decorations hanging in the forest

Creative Wedding DecorationsYour wedding is a special day that should reflect the personality of you and your significant other. Get creative with your wedding decorations to personalize your wedding and reception.


Notebook labelled Wedding Budget surrounded by flowers

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.


White cake with a "love" topper, twinkling light backdrop.

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.


wild flower wedding bouquet

Planning a Wedding for $2500?Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. This is a page about planning a wedding for $2500. Your budget will certainly dictate the event, but with some ingenuity even a smaller budget can allow for a memorable day.



Bride and Groom porcelin decoration next to hundred dollar bills

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.


A bride with her bouquet.

Stress Reducing Tips For A Do-It-Yourself WeddingPlanning a wedding can be absolutely stressy. There are a lot of suggestions on this page for planning a do-it-yourself wedding, from making the bridesmaid dresses, to money saving tips for all aspects of the ceremony and reception.


Bride and groom at Wedding

An Indoor Wedding For Less Than $1,500?Planning a wedding on a budget, requires that you research all of the possible ways to save on expenses. If the ceremony and reception are indoors, consider a church hall or civic group facility for the reception. Food, flowers, and entertainment can all be tailored to stay within your budget. This is a page about planning an indoor wedding for less than $1,500.


Woman Saving Money fro Wedding

Wedding Ideas on a BudgetThere are many ways you can have a lovely memorable wedding on a budget. Consider all aspects of the event from clothing to venue and food to find money saving ideas. This is a page about wedding ideas on a budget.


Three small blocks spelling "I Do" next to two rings.

Exchange of Vows Ceremony Ideas?There are so many different ways to exchange marriage vows that go beyond the traditional church wedding. This page contains exchange of vows ceremony ideas.


Pink peony with coffee and macarons

Coffee and Dessert Wedding Reception IdeasThis is a page about coffee and dessert wedding reception ideas. A coffee and dessert reception works well if your wedding is scheduled around meal times.


Bride and groom adding money into a piggy bank.

Planning a Frugal WeddingThis is a page about planning a frugal wedding. Money is tight for many people and wedding costs can easily get out of hand. There are many ways to keep the costs down and still have a nice wedding.


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.


Table set for Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

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.


Wedding guest book with letter lights spelling LOVE.

Wedding Guest Book IdeasThis page contains wedding guest book ideas. Rather than buying a guest book consider making or decorating one yourself to complement your special day.


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.


A woman researching online purchases for her wedding.

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.


A groom with his mother at the wedding.

Mother-of-the-Groom Outfit Ideas?As 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.


A bouquet of spring tulips.

Planning A Spring Wedding?Seasonal wedding plans often include choosing colors and flowers that fit the time of year. Spring provides a wide range of fresh flower choices. This page contains several suggestions for planning your spring wedding.



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

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.


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 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 reception with tablecloths.

Saving Money on Wedding Table CoveringsWeddings can be so expensive; anywhere where you can save money is a good thing as long as the result is still in keeping with the occasion. Save on table coverings by buying plastic table cloths at a dollar store, consider using flat bed sheets or yardage. The fabric can be used later in crafts or decor projects.


A couple talking about financial information with a professional.

Financial Planning Before Getting MarriedBeing in love can sometimes blind a couple to the importance of knowing your partner's financial position and spending habits. Making a financial plan will help get you off to a good start.


A calendar with the chosen wedding date circled.

Choosing a Wedding DateDepending on where and when to plan to get married, you can save money by choosing an off-season event. Off-season wedding months may vary depending on your location and venue.


A beautiful cake at an beach wedding.

Saving on Destination WeddingsCombining your honeymoon with your wedding ceremony can be a wonderful way to celebrate with your friends and family. However, travel costs can add up to a hefty price tag, making this option expensive without planning. This page contains advice about saving money on a destination wedding.


A table of catered wedding food.

Saving Money on Wedding ServicesA classic wedding often has expenses for catered food, flowers, photography, formal wear, and many other services. This page contains tips about saving money on wedding services.


Simple flowers in jars for a wedding.

Keeping Your Wedding SimpleWeddings can become very elaborate and expensive, missing the point of celebrating the start of a new life together. This page contains ideas about keeping your wedding simple.


A pair of golden wedding bands on top of a spread out hundred dollar bills.

Planning a Wedding on a BudgetWeddings take a lot of planning and tend to come with a big price tag for the new couple. Discuss what you and your future spouse consider to be essential to a "perfect" wedding and start from there. This page contains advice for planning a wedding on a budget.


A planning list for a wedding.

Budgeting for a Frugal WeddingWeddings can be so expensive, especially if you pay attention to the bridal shows and magazines with their spendy and trendy new ways to celebrate. Together, you can decide what is most important and what feels like a waste of money. This page has advice when budgeting for a frugal wedding.


Plants with names attached as wedding favors.

Planning a Sustainable WeddingWeddings can be so wasteful and expensive, between flowers, formal attire, decorations, reception food, entertainment and more. There may be a way that is easier on the pocketbook and on the planet. This page discusses planning a sustainable wedding.


An informal potluck wedding table outside.

Having a Potluck WeddingFood at weddings can be quite expensive, especially if you are expecting a large number of guests. Many frugal couples choose to ask their guests to bring a dish to share. This page is about having a potluck wedding.


Newlyweds with hands on a tree.

Saving Money by ElopingWeddings can be incredibly expensive when you total up the gown, ceremony, reception, etc. Eloping can mean a wedding with just the bride and groom or alternatively a very small, unannounced wedding which can greatly reduce the costs, but still be memorable. This is a page about eloping can save you money.



Bride and groom with butterflies on their hands.

Having a Wedding Butterfly ReleaseButterflies can hold special significance to many. Releasing them at a wedding can create a meaningful moment. This is a page about wedding butterfly release.


Close-up of bride and groom holding hands on their wedding day

How to Keep a Wedding Guest List SmallThis is a page about how to keep a wedding guest list small. The bride and groom and their respective families will need to work together to pare down the list. If money is not the absolute reason for the small guest list for the ceremony, then perhaps a second gathering could be planned for other guests to attend.


Table decorated for a wedding

Finding Inexpensive Weddings Supplies?Weddings can add up to a lot of money, especially for the one time decorations and supplies. This is a page about finding inexpensive weddings supplies.


dried pink rose buds

Drying Flowers for a WeddingBy drying you can save flowers that you have received over the years and use them to strew down the aisle for a wedding. This is a page about drying flowers for a wedding.


A photo of the bride and groom.

Printing Professional Quality Digital Wedding PhotosPrints of the photos from your special day should be the highest quality you can a get. This is a page about printing professional quality digital wedding photos.


A potted heart shaped cactus used for a wedding decoration.

Using Potted Plants as Wedding DecorationsThis is a page about using potted plants as wedding decorations. Rather than using cut flowers as decorations at a wedding, consider potted plants.


Bride and groom figures standing on a smile of coins

Planning a Wedding for Under $5,000This is a page about planning a wedding for under $5,000. Weddings can be quite expensive. Staying within your budget can be a challenge.


Jar with coins labelled Wedding

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.


Paper labelled wedding budget with an items column next to a pen and wedding invitation

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


Bride and Groom.  Groom is wearing a blue bow tie and pink boutonniere

Pink and Blue Wedding Decoration IdeasThis is a page about pink and blue wedding decoration ideas. Making or buying wedding decorations in your wedding colors can be creative and challenging at the same time.


Couple shows off ring with father looking over their shoulders

Telling Your Family About Your Marriage...This is a page about telling your family about your marriage engagement. Telling your family about your engagement can be exciting and sometimes a bit scary.


Four women sitting on a couch at an engagement party surrounded by cupcakes, treats and gifts.  One is wearing a gigantic plastic diamond ring

Engagement Party EtiquetteThis is a page about engagement party etiquette. There is accepted proper etiquette that has been defined for the planning and attending of an engagement party.


Planning a Wedding for $1500

Planning a Wedding for Under $1500This is a page about planning a wedding for $1500. Careful planning is necessary to keep wedding costs down.


Saving Money for a Wedding

Saving Money for a WeddingThis is a page about saving money for a wedding. Saving money for your wedding allows you to begin your new life adventure without a lot of debt.


Close-up of large desk calendar with March 13th marked as Wedding with two red hearts and a large pink roses laying on the calendar.

Choosing a Day for Your Wedding?When deciding when to get married, it should be what works best for both of you. This page is about choosing a day for your wedding.


bridal hair do with real flowers

Wedding Flowers for Your Hair?This is a page about wedding flowers for your hair. Real flowers can add an elegant touch to your wedding day hair style.


Piggy banks on top of wedding cake

Wedding Ideas on a BudgetConsider a nice but not formal dress for your wedding party or yourself. Some bridal shops have new dresses from previous seasons at a huge discount.


Planning Your Wedding

Planning Your WeddingThis is a page about planning your wedding. There are many different ways to have a very nice wedding. The decorations, facilities, food, and clothing can all be within your realistic budget.



Planning an ElopementThis is a page about planning an elopement. Planning a wedding can take too much time and money, when a couple wants to make a comittement to each other.


Frugal Wedding Decorations

Inexpensive Wedding DecorationsKeeping the costs down on your decorations can help you have more money for other things. This page is about inexpensive wedding decorations.


fall wedding cake

Thanksgiving Wedding Ideas?This page is about Thanksgiving wedding ideas. Having your wedding around a popular holiday may make it a challenge for your guests to attend.


Wedding Photo

Wedding Etiquette Tips?This page is about wedding etiquette tips. Planning your wedding to follow the customary protocol can make for a successful, courteous event.


Girl dressed for a luau.

Luau Wedding Rehearsal Ideas?This page is about luau wedding rehearsal ideas. A Hawaiian theme gives you wonderful tropical floral decorating and refreshment ideas.


Country Themed Wedding

Country Themed Wedding IdeasThis is a page about country themed wedding ideas. Choosing a theme for a wedding has become popular recently.


Two men at their commitment ceremony

Planning a Commitment CeremonyThis is a page about planning a commitment ceremony. Planning a commitment ceremony requires just as much planning as a traditional marriage. There are however, some areas where you can create your own new traditions.


Wedding table with baby's breath in gold mason jars.

Choosing Wedding FlowersThis page is about choosing wedding flowers. Your flowers do not have to be expensive to be beautiful. Shop around and compare prices as well as quality, to find the best deals.


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.


Engagement cake with flowers on it.

Engagement Cake IdeasThis page contains engagement cake ideas. An engagement party is a great time to have a cake.


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.


Pouring a Glass of Champagne

Serving Champagne for a Wedding Toast?This is a page about serving champagne for a wedding toast. The serving of champagne as a wedding toast is a tradition still seen at many receptions. Determining how to orchestrate the toast to include the wedding party and guests is an important aspect of your planning process.


Wedding Expenses

Wedding Expenses: Who Should Pay?This is a page about wedding expenses: who should pay? There are many details to consider when planning a wedding. One of the more important of these is defining who is responsible for paying for the different expenses.


A courthouse gavel and a red rose.

Making a Courthouse Wedding Special?This page is about making a courthouse wedding special. A wedding does not have to be expensive, but you do want it to be memorable.


Couple at a grooms dinner.

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


Children in a Wedding

Roles for Children in Weddings?This is a page about roles for children in weddings. It is important to include children in many wedding ceremonies beyond just a flower girl and ring bearer.


3 girls wearing a white dresses.

Dealing With Children at a Wedding Rehearsal DinnerThis is a page about dealing with children at a wedding rehearsal dinner. Keeping children in the wedding party busy can help fight the expected boredom they may experience during a rehearsal dinner.


Gift Basket Ideas for Wedding Guests

Gift Basket Ideas for Wedding GuestsThis is a page about gift basket ideas for wedding guests. Many couples like to welcome their out of town guests with a thoughtful gift basket.


Unity wedding candles.

Unity Wedding IdeasThe typical unity wedding ceremony uses symbols, such as a candle, to signify the joining of the two people getting married.


Guitarist playing at a wedding party.

Saving Money on Wedding MusicThis page is about saving money on wedding music. Whether you record your own music list or hire musicians, it doesn't have to cost much as you may think.


Pansies being pressed in a large book

Drying FlowersThis is a page about drying flowers. Save some of those beautiful flowers gracing your garden by drying them.


Halloween bride with purple hair and a painted face.

Planning a Halloween WeddingThis page contains Halloween wedding ideas. Having a wedding around Halloween can be a fun and spooky theme for the event.


Make an Emergency Kit for a Bride

Making a Bride's Emergency KitThis is a page about making a bride's emergency kit. Reduce the stress level on your wedding day with a handy kit loaded with solutions to last minute emergencies.


Wedding programs.

Saving Money on Wedding ProgramsThis is a page about saving money on wedding programs Having a unique and fun design for your wedding programs is very popular but the more involved they are the more expensive they get.


Buying an Engagement Ring, A diamond engagement ring.

Buying an Engagement RingThis is a page about buying an engagement ring. Getting engaged is a big commitment so it is important to get the right engagement ring for the occasion.


Wedding flowers in small buckets hanging off chairs.

Growing Your Own Wedding FlowersThis is a page about growing your own wedding flowers. You can save a lot of money by growing your own flowers for your wedding. It also allows you to select exactly what you want.


Planning a Potluck Wedding Reception, Potluck wedding reception.

Planning a Potluck Wedding ReceptionThis is a page about planning a potluck wedding reception. One way to save money on food for your wedding is to have a potluck wedding reception. Ask guests to bring their favorite dish to share with everyone.


Kids at a wedding

Ideas for a Kids' Table at a WeddingThis page contains ideas for a kids' table at a wedding. Weddings can be a bit overwhelming for children. Setting up a "kids' table" with activities can help keep them occupied.


Wedding Table with live herbs in burlap as centerpieces.

Ideas for a "Green" WeddingMany couples are looking for way to have a more "green" wedding. There are many ways to make a wedding more environmentally friendly, from invitations and decorations, to the food that you buy. This page contains ideas for a "green" wedding.


A couple sitting on the beach enjoying their honeymoon.

Saving Money on Your Honeymoon?This is a page about saving money on your honeymoon. The honeymoon is a big part of the money spent for a wedding. Saving money on your honeymoon will help leave money for other expenses.


Bride and Groom Putting Money in Piggy Bank

Creating a Budget for Your WeddingThis is a page about creating a budget for your wedding. Weddings can become really expensive very quickly. Knowing how much you have to spend on your wedding is a very important part of your wedding planning process.


Piggy Bank with a set of wedding rings.

Saving Money on a WeddingThis is a page about saving money on a wedding. Your wedding doesn't have to be a huge investment. There are many ways to have a beautiful wedding and still save money.


A neon Graceland wedding chapel sign next to a chapel.

Eloping Can Save You MoneyBack in the day, eloping generally meant a couple running away together, without parental consent, with the intent of getting married. These days, eloping includes having a super small unannounced wedding, perhaps with the parents and a couple best friends present. Obviously, the smaller the party, the cheaper the wedding. This includes knocking out some really huge expenses. Read on to find out which cuts you can make by choosing to elope.


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Weddings on a BudgetIn 2008, a series of events were brought to our family. Our oldest daughter decided she wanted to get married in October (the month and day they met). So, that was one wedding. Then, the next wedding was for my step-daughter in May.


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My Frugal Life: Big Wedding On A BudgetMy husband and I were single until we were thirty, so we agreed that a "full blown" wedding was not what we wanted. Instead we opted to save our money for a honeymoon trip to England, and to put together a more economical wedding.


A wedding list for planning a budget.

First Comes Love, Then Comes Budget"To have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part." These words are often part of a traditional wedding vow. So, what do you do if the poorer is now and you would love to have and to hold, from this day forward but you dont have the cash to do so?


Ideas for Planning a Green Wedding

Ideas for Planning a Green WeddingPlanning a green wedding is much like planning a traditional one: exciting, hectic, exhausting, and totally worth it. The real difference comes down to making decisions based on what will cause the least amount of impact on the environment.


A wedding cake decorated in yellow and blue flowers.

Our Frugal Sustainable WeddingMy husband and I had a very fun, silly, and laid back picnic wedding. We had a very short planning period and a small budget. I met my husband while living and working in Vietnam. After moving back to the States, I quickly realized I didn't like living without him. So, I packed my bags and moved back to Vietnam and married him in Vietnam. We started the K-1 Fiancé visa process so that he could immigrate to the United States.


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Two wedding rings on a calendar.

Save Your Wedding ReceiptsEverything that you purchased for your wedding, do save your receipts. Just toss all of those receipts in a shoe box and label it "Wedding" or the event/celebration you are hosting. Add all the receipts in the box as you purchase and it makes budgeting easier (by documenting the receipts in a spreadsheet if you'd like).


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.


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No DJ at Our WeddingThe average cost of hiring a DJ in my city for a wedding ranges from $900 to $1,500, if not more. My husband and I cut that cost out by not having a DJ at our wedding.


A photographer taking a picture of a wedding couple.

Maybe You Don't Need to Hire a Wedding PhotographerMy uncle was a passionate, phenomenal photographer. He was one of those rare people who could find worth and joy in almost every minute of life. He lived for the moment, and those moments he captured in his pictures were imbued with that special spark. He also did landscaping for a living and devoted much of his life to supporting his church.


A price adjustment from an online purchase.

Bookmark Online Wedding PurchasesI inputted all of my wedding purchases on an Excel Spreadsheet with links if applicable. By referencing my Excel Spreadsheet (or you can bookmark your wedding purchases), I was able to save an additional $73.65 on my wedding dress.


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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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Choosing Calla Lilies and Roses for Wedding?I 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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Keeping a Wedding Guest List Small?My grandson is marrying a sweet, shy young lady from another state who is planning a very small wedding; as a matter of fact her guest list adds up to 15 people. Economic issues and the fact that her family is uncomfortable with large gatherings underlie these plans.


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Wedding Decoration Ideas?Please I am planning for my wedding and am so confused. I am thinking of doing my wedding outdoors or renting a hall. I want a wonderful decoration for either. My colours are orange, olive green, royal blue, and red.


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Planning a Wedding and Reception on $3000 or Less?I'm planning my wedding for 3/14/2015 and I'm way behind and I don't know what to do. We have a budget of $2500.00-$3000.00 with 50 guests. I going to use I recreation center and make almost everything to save money. I'm so lost, please help. I want to decorate and...


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Inexpensive Wedding Dinner Ideas?Can any suggest cheap ideas for a wedding dinner?


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Using Stargazer Lilies for a Wedding?I am getting married at the end of August of this year. This will be an outdoor wedding and I would like to use stargazer lilies, but am not sure if they would last in the heat. I really want them at least in my bouquet and the girls. I am not sure about the boots or corsages yet. What do you think?


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