Planning a Wedding? 10 Reasons to Think Small

by Azure

By Christina Friedrichsen, IntimateWeddings.com Job losses. Plummeting stocks. A housing market that continues to tank. It's enough to make any girl get the jitters. And as if the recession wasn't bad enough, you have a wedding to plan! Take heart. You can still have an amazing wedding - and stick to your budget. How? A small guest list! When you've got fewer guests, you can splurge on the things that really matter to you. For some that might be a gourmet dinner, for others it...

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Hello!Lucky: Invitation Trend: Luxury for Less

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Special Feature from Eunice & Sabrina Moyle of Hello!Lucky Necessity is the mother of invention – or in this case, invitations– and we can’t be happier to say that the silver lining of the economic downturn is that stylish, budget-friendly invitation options are cropping up everywhere! Hello!Lucky’s new digital line is printed on gorgeous letterpress papers, giving you the feel of letterpress for half the price or less. 100 invitations come in at just $240, including...

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A tasty way to make every penny work double-time!

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Special Feature from Forever Photography by Kylene This post is from my personal experience as a bride, as opposed to being a photographer. But I really think it’s a valuable tip and wanted to share! My husband and I had a 16-month engagement. This was for a lot of reasons, one of them being that we wanted a long stretch of time to come up with ideas, secure the right vendors, and have the money to pay for everything. One of the smartest things we did was to have our...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Owning Vs. Renting!

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About Always A Blogsmaid Even if you are looking to trim your budget, you may not want to to scrimp on style. Lately, I've been advising my clients to consider working with your florist or decorator to supply some of your own materials. Sometimes buying your own votives, pillars, candelabras or even vases may enable you to get the look you want for less. It's not uncommon that you'll have to pay your florist a small handling fee for the items, but it's often a small price to pay to...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Buds & Blossoms…

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About It's A Jaime Thing ...Less Is More With Affordable Decor! If you're looking for fun, affordable decor ideas for your wedding day, why not head over to cb2? They have an adorable array of bud vases to incorporate into your wedding or home! Cut down on your flower costs by using one stem for each vase. Bunch your vases in small groups of three at round tables or line them up in a row across longer tables, such as your head table. Perhaps alternate them between...

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Wedding on a Budget: Interview with Sharon Naylor

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Attention Savvy Brides! I was lucky enough to score an interview with Sharon Naylor, author of 1,001 Ways To Save Money… and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding. Get ready to make your wallet happy and your budget a little roomier. You have a ton of wedding books out – I stopped counting at 18. How did you get so interested in weddings? Yeah - I have 35 books out. You know, I just started off as a magazine writer and was planning my own wedding. I loved seeing how the industry...

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How to Have a Great Green Wedding!

by Azure

One of the perks of this job is getting a chance to chat with fascinating people. Check out this interview with green wedding author and blogger, Wenona Napolitano. Then, visit onewed’s new bookshelf section to read a review of The Everything Green Wedding Book. Interview with Wenona Napolitano author of The Everything Green Wedding Book by Marta Segal Block Marta: Do you consider yourself a “wedding person” who became interested in the environment, or an environmentalist...

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Brides on a Budget: Wedding Dresses

by Azure

Look, no matter how many episodes of Platinum Wedding we watch, it’s time to face it, we’re all on a budget these days. That’s no reason to give up on your dream dress. Check out Sell Your Wedding Dress and Once Wed for amazing deals on wedding dresses and accessories. Don’t forget to tell your bridesmaids about it, too. You may not want to part with your special gown, but even though you know they can totally wear their bridesmaid dress again, they might want to see what they...

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