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Where a Bride Can Cut Costs and Still Be Cutting Edge 

 

Shower Gifts for the Reigning Bride-to-Be

Planning a wedding is like running a marathon in 5 inch heels and I have the sore feet to prove it.  Anyway,  though I am still preparing for my daughter’s wedding, I am finally back from my ATC hiatus.  Having just completed her shower, here are some helpful recommendations for gifts for reigning bride-to-be: Always look at their registry.  […]

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The Bud-geting Bride: Trimming Your Floral Costs, Part 2

            So you have said, “Yes” to a dress that is at least $3, 000 over the budget and you promised yourself, your parents, and your fiance that you would cut that amount from somewhere else.  Now the florist is emailing you to get the final decision on your arrangements. Yikes! Stay calm and go green.  Here are […]

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The Bud-geting Bride: Trimming Your Floral Costs, Part1

If you are experiencing sticker shock related to the high cost of bridal floral arrangements, this bud’s for you.  We are devoting this week and every week in June to offering affordable options.   If you have decided that you must go “live” with your bouquet, here are some tips that will help you de-flower your budget: Call  an online company […]

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A Heads Up on Bridal Hair

When choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day, be fashionable and use your head.   Here are some tips:   Consider your entire look, the climate, your theme, and your ability to maintain the look throughout the wedding day. People will be taking pictures all day and you always want to look your absolute best.  For example, […]

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Figure Forward Stores are a Plus for Curvy Brides, Part 3

This week we are highlighting the “Best for Brides” Store which specializes in average sizes.  They showcase “fabulous” in every size. This video also shares great tips for wedding dress shopping. REMEMBER: Every woman in every size has the right to look amazing!    

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The Alcohol Budget: Getting into the Wedding Spirit(s):

“To toast or get toasted – that is the question….” Liquor is always a concern when planning a wedding.  It can be expensive and if in the wrong hands, embarrassing. Everyone has experienced guests who have had too much and have caused a scene.  Still, people do want to enjoy themselves.  Here are some recommendations […]

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Figure Forward Stores are a Plus for Curvy Brides Part 2

This is Week 2 of our celebration of businesses that specialize in average sizes.  Curvaceous Couture is an oasis for shapely brides.  Kudos to these ladies!    

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Figure Forward Stores are a Plus for Curvy Brides, Part 1

  Hold onto your garters, ladies! There are some stores that are headed in the right direction – where there are curves ahead.  These stores have embraced the fact that the average size for American women is a size 16 (a plus size) and they at catering to full size women.  BIG IS BEAUTIFUL! To celebrate “this […]

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Cake Toppers for the Bride on a Budget

While huge cakes are traditional at weddings, are brides obligated to “let them eat cake?” Not necessarily… Here are some tasty alternatives: 1. Just have cookies. For fun have cookies that can be made in the likenesses of the bride and groom.www.parkerscrazycookies.com These can also be the parting gift and serve two purposes for the thrifty bride. […]

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The Budgeting Bride: Venue to Menu

Have you noticed that once a proposal is accepted, the questions that follow get more complicated?  You have to say “yes” to a dress and then you have to answer  “How do we  pay for the day?”  One day at a time, right?  Well, let’s start with the obvious.  After you whittle down your guest list, look at  the two largest expenses – the […]

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The Budgeting Bride – How to Put Elastic in Your Plastic

So you are getting married and the first thing he says is the “b” word.  BUDGET! This is how you can save and still be fabulous: Pay for everything related to your wedding and reception with a credit card. This will protect you should anything go wrong with your vendors. If your Dj dies in a […]

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Save the Date and the Money

Your choice of date and time for wedding related events can make a huge difference in your budget.  Here are some cost saving tips: Consider having your wedding during the week. Have a morning wedding. The brunch menus are more budget friendly.  A buffet lunch is less expensive to provide than a sit-down dinner—and appetizers and […]

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Wedding Day Slay – The Bow-dacious Bride

Admit it brides, when you walk down that aisle you want to be absolutely gorgeous.  To ensure perfection, you will need a “fit kit”. The fit kit is all of the undergarments you must wear to look stunning in the dress (i.e. bra, shaper, etc..) and include the shoes that are the height you will be wearing.  Take this […]

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