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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"Bridal Bargains:The Secrets to Throwing a Fantastic Wedding on a Realistic Budget"

"Bridal Bargains" has a lot of great tips on throwing a budget-minded wedding. The book is easy and fun to read, and comes with a ton of websites for helping you plan your dream wedding. But, from personal experience, not every company and website is a good one. I urge you to use caution when when dealing with some of the DIY paper companies (a quick search on the BBBs website will clue you in). As with any website, if it sounds too good to be true, do a search and see if anything negative comes up. But the majority of the websites listed in their book will be most helpful. To plug my own site :), you can find custom invitations and DIY invitation and paper supplies here: Lasso'd Moon Designs.

As today's wedding costs increase (according to "The Knot" a 150 person wedding can easily cost $25,000!) one good way to save some money is to use Wedding Cameras at your tables, instead of hiring a photographer to stay the length of your reception. Your DJ can encourage guests to take good photos...and you'll probably end up with some wonderful candid shots (I know many who have done this and gotten some great photos).

Need a credit card to help cover some of your wedding expenses? Search for great credit cards when you click on the link. You can also get pre-paid cards. Be sure to choose the best card for your lifestyle, and that you don't get too in debt before your wedding. Make sure that you have a pay-off plan so you won't be beseiged by debt in your first year of marriage.

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