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    Five Ways to Cut Wedding Costs

    6475332 Trim costs without cutting fun By Natalie Tsang November 3, 2018 Cut postage First thing’s first. Etiquette requires that everyone you send a Save-the-Date also requires an invitation, but instead of return postage, you can include a link to your wedding website for people to RSVP. Not only does it save forty four cents a pop, but it’s also so much faster. Get multiple loan offers within seconds with LendingTree. Cut guests Eliminating just ten guests saves more than food costs. It means one less table and floral centerpiece, eight fewer party favors, invitations and reply cards. It even saves a bit on photographs. The guest list is often…

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    Saving Money on Your Wedding Day

    Weddings are expensive and if you find yourself listening to friends and family, you may end up spending more money than you expected. In fact, you can save money on your wedding and still have a good time. Here’s how.  Get multiple loan offers within seconds with LendingTree. Cut the Guest List You may hate to do it, but trimming the guest list is a must for saving money. Say you have $5,000 budgeted for the wedding menu. You can either use that money to have the most fabulous meal for 20 guests or you can use the money to try and feed 150 guests. It doesn’t take long for…

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    Save Big on Your Wedding

    In today’s economy the idea of splurging on a wedding for most of us mean spending money we just don’t have or can’t afford to use. So, it’s no surprise that when we asked our ladies where they would be saving on their special day the answers were, hands down, on everything. So how can you pull of a wedding for less and still feel like the princess you always dreamed of being as you walk down the aisle? Here are some tips. Financing your wedding has never been easier with LendingTree. While gifts are wonderful to receive, they can be unpractical. You may already live together, or already everything you…

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    Keep Your Wedding Costs Down While Having More Fun

    Matt, our resident male writer, has done it again! Written a great wedding blog post using his oh-so-important male POV. However, the girls were a bit skittish when he suggested we scrap the professional photographer. But how will you remember it, we asked. The bottom line is that it depends on the needs of your wedding. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great wedding. In fact, you can even have more fun while keeping your expenses low. Take incredible 360-degree videos at your wedding with SelfieSpin360. Skip the Professional DJ Professional DJs might have thousands of songs to play, but they don’t know anything about…

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    Fun on the Cheap

    There’s nothing better than having some free time to spend with the one you love. Whether you’re homebodies who prefer to cuddle up with a movie or a book or you’re an adventurous couple looking for the next adventure. We’ll look at some inexpensive popular couple activities. Take incredible 360-degree videos at your wedding with SelfieSpin360. Date Night An alternative to hitting up the classy restaurant downtown or even the low-key brasserie on the corner is to spend the evening at home cooking. Cooking is a fun activity that lets you unleash your inner Bobby Flay, or at least attempt to and even if your meal ends up tasting more like…

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    Who Needs an Expensive Florist When Spring Gives You So Many Flowers?

    Spring is a wonderful time to hold a wedding. People generally feel happy because the sun has come out and the temperatures have started to become comfortable. Other than the high risk of rain showers, it might be the perfect season for holding a wedding. You also get the benefit of spring flowers. If you’re willing to spend some time collecting flowers before your wedding, this could literally save you hundreds or thousands of dollars. Know the Types of Spring Flowers in Your Area Spring flowers vary by region, so you should know what kind of flowers grow near you. In the South, you can expect to find a large…

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    Wedding Receptions for the Budget Savvy

    Let’s be honest, you’ve already bought your dream dress, paid for a venue, found an amazing band or DJ and that’s not even everything you’ll need to spend money on before the big day. We all know that one of the best things about a wedding other than the first kiss is the reception. This is the time when everybody meets around the table to talk, sip champagne and eat, so it’s no wonder you don’t want to skimp on your meal. But there are plenty of alternatives to a formal service. Cocktail Reception If you love appetizer platters in restaurants than consider holding a cocktail reception instead of a…

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    To Splurge or Save?

    Unless you’re born with a silver spoon or have managed to save up quite a large sum, there’s a high chance that you’ll be sticking to a budget for your big day. Going over this budget could mean having to face a pile of debt once your wedding’s over and that isn’t exactly the way you would want to start off marriage life, would you? So to help you work with what you’ve got, we’ve put together a “splurge and save” list – things you can afford to cut back on and things you probably shouldn’t – so that you can still have the wedding of your dreams without busting…

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    Five Ways to Trim Your Reception’s Expenses

    Once brides begin to plan their weddings they quickly discover that it is not the ceremonies that will hit them hard in their purses, but their receptions. Reception costs quickly add up and it may seem that the budget is quickly sliding out of control. Yet, all is not lost because we have compiled five easy ways to slash your reception’s expenses. 1. Plan an out-of-season ceremony. Just like airline fares can increase or decrease according to peak flying times, so too can wedding receptions. Planning your wedding for the fall or winter can dramatically reduce your cost. Do you have your heart set on a spring or summer wedding?…

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    How Much Should a Venue Cost?

    Did you know that the venue and food costs are usually half a wedding budget? That means if you find a less expensive venue, you can redistribute your precious funds into other areas such as wedding decorations, food costs, and even your dress! So, what are the hallmarks of a good venue? There are obvious concerns like is it the right size (not too big or too small), are there enough facilities (bathrooms, cooking area, a wheel chair accessibility), but many couples overlook the service. If the manager or event coordinator is not responsive to emails or phone calls when you’re trying to book the venue, how do you know…