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more cost-cutting tips   Leave a comment

More DIY….

 

1.  Use DIY Bouquets and Boutonnières.

2.  Did you know that anyone can become an Officiant?  They can do so online.  Ask a favorite family member to do the honors.

3.  Have your guests RSVP online at your free Website, or via phone (to save on the postage).

4.  Have a reception luncheon or brunch.  Purchase the food from a local catering place.

5.  Do have a Wedding Cake, but make it a smaller one.  Order a sheet cake to complement the servings.  Also, use a Buttercream icing instead of Fondant.  Or have a “fake cake”.  Yes, you can do that.  What’s the harm?  People will still have their cake.

6. Have your hair and make-up done by a Beauty School student.

7.  Believe it or not, we have a Goodwill store by us and there are plenty of Wedding Dresses and a fraction of the cost!

8.  Use favors as seating or place cards.

9.  Buy the alcohol yourself.  Hire someone to tend the beverages. Or have just beer and wine instead of liquor.

10.  Have a dessert buffet with Cookies, Cupcakes, etc.

11.  Beg, Borrow, Steal (okay…..just kidding).

12.  Use a one-stop Venue.  This is a very thrifty choice!

13.  Make your own invitations.  You wouldn’t believe how simple it can be!  Also, many stores now carry “Make Your Own” Invitation lines, such as Martha Stewart.  Also, do an RSVP postcard, it will save on the postage.

14.  Hire a “new” vendor, such as a Photographer or Videographer who is just starting out.  Check with local colleges.

 

Hope some of these tips can help you as you plan the day of your life!

~Michelle

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wedding web-sites   1 comment

By wedding web-sites, I mean web sites that you can post your info on and that have tools to use….I’m sure that I’ll forget some.  Please let me know if you have a site to add!

 

WeddingWire

 Wedding Wire’s Free Site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ProjectWedding

 

 

 

 

Project Wedding’s Free Site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wedding Channel’s Free Site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Knot’s Free Wedding Site….

 

 

 

 

 

 

eWedding

 

 

 

eWedding’s Free Web Site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

onewed_preparty

 

Here’s OneWed’s site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mywedding

mywedding’s Free Web Site!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let me know if you have more to add….I’m sure that I missed some….

~Michelle

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