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Choosing a Tuxedo or Suit for Your Wedding Day

Proper fit is the key when it comes to dressing the men in the wedding party. To determine the fit, try on the suit or tuxedo, including the correct shirt and shoes. Place your arms at your sides, fingers [more…]

Displaying and Cutting Your Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is usually displayed from the beginning of the reception, so choose a filling and icing that can hold up for the duration. If you're adding special lighting to the room, add a spotlight [more…]

Choosing Bouquets and Boutonnieres for Your Wedding

The term personal flowers refers not only to the bride's bouquet and groom's boutonniere, but also to all the flowers worn or carried by attendants, family members, or others you wish to honor. Men often [more…]

Getting the Heads Up on Bridal Veils

Putting on a headpiece and veil may complete the weird transformation, from your daily persona to (hear the cymbals?) your "altar" ego: THE BRIDE! Perhaps this feeling is due to your ancestral blood running [more…]

Broadcasting Your Destination Wedding by Webcam

Expenses can prevent many guests from going to your destination wedding, but you can help them attend "remotely" by using a Webcam. A Webcam enables the bridal couple to share their day with faraway friends [more…]

Welcoming Guests to Your Destination Wedding

Having a destination wedding means that you'll be hosting travelers. Ideally, you or someone from your wedding party should be present to greet and help them get their bearings when they arrive. Otherwise [more…]

Working with a Catering Manager

Before you can organize a function with food for a big meeting or event, you need to meet with the catering manager (CM) at the facility you've rented or your outside caterer or party planner if you hold [more…]

Thinking about a Destination Wedding?

A destination wedding is a wedding ceremony and celebration held in a location away from where the bride or groom live. Basically it's your wedding, your way . . . just away. Because a destination wedding [more…]

Earning Perks for Your Destination Wedding

If you're planning a destination wedding, announce it to the world — you'll likely receive some surprising benefits. Destination-wedding perks can include VIP treatment at hotels, especially when you can [more…]

Budget Wedding Tips: How to Spend Less on Food

Food and alcohol represent the biggest expense for most weddings. So it makes sense to cut back on that expense if you’re planning a budget wedding. Broaden your idea of what a stylish and elegant wedding [more…]

Plan an Eco-Friendly Budget Wedding

Green is the new white — at least when it comes to eco-friendly weddings. Even better, going green can save you money. That’s always a plus if you’re planning a budget wedding. Even though some green wedding [more…]

Make a Priority List for Your Budget Wedding

If you’re planning your wedding on a budget, prioritizing is a must. Without a priority list, you’re likely to overspend — often before you even realize you’re going over your budget. To keep your wedding [more…]

Save Money on the Wedding of Your Dreams

When you’re planning a wedding on a budget, you want to get the best value for your dollar. You aren’t interested in anything that looks cheap; you want your fairytale wedding for less. If you follow these [more…]

Budget Weddings For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Planning a wedding shouldn’t break the bank — it should be fun, exciting, and worry-free. To plan a budget wedding that looks anything but cheap, make a priority list, cut back on food [more…]

How to Save Money with a Destination Wedding

To most people, having a destination wedding means going to Mexico or the Caribbean. These are certainly popular wedding destinations, and they can be cost-effective. But you can have a destination wedding [more…]

Finding a Wedding Dress on a Budget

If you're a bride-to-be searching for a wedding dress on a budget, you don’t have to deal with traditional bridal shops. You can purchase a formal gown or dress from a department store or clothing chain [more…]

How to Keep Wedding Floral Costs Down

Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to cut your wedding flower costs if you're on a budget. You can save money by purchasing only locally grown flowers that are in season. You can buy flowers in bulk and make [more…]

Decorating Your Wedding Site on a Dime

The site you choose for your wedding ceremony affects the kinds of decorations you may need. Some venues may not need any wedding ceremony decorations. For instance, you may choose to have your ceremony [more…]

Giving Affordable Gifts to the Wedding Party

The members of your wedding party provide support throughout your wedding planning process, so you probably want to give them an affordable thank-you gift to show your appreciation for their friendship [more…]

Tips for Sticking to a Wedding Budget

Actual wedding costs depend mainly on size, scale, and location. Keeping this in mind while planning for a budget wedding is critical to keeping costs down. A formal wedding with 250 guests obviously costs [more…]

Deciding Whether to Hire a Wedding Planner

Most budget-minded couples don’t hire independent wedding planners, but you may decide that the expense of a wedding planner is worth the aggravation you’ll avoid. For example, if you and your spouse-to-be [more…]

Understanding How Dates and Times Affect Wedding Costs

Your wedding date and the time of your reception can affect wedding costs for everything from the catering to the photography bill by 30% or more. Vendors charge their highest prices when their services [more…]

Matching Your Wedding Guest List to Your Budget

Preparing a wedding guest list that matches your wedding budget can be a challenge. Choosing whether to set your guest list or your wedding budget first [more…]

Considering Budget Outdoor Wedding Options

The cost of renting some outdoor sites for a wedding can rival a fancy reception hall. But there are certainly budget options for outdoor weddings, too. Because rates, restrictions, and policies differ [more…]

Etiquette Pointers: Registering for Wedding Gifts

Using a wedding gift registry makes it easy for friends and family to shop. Registering for wedding gifts is fun, but remember your etiquette! Consideration is key, whether you're working with the gift [more…]

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