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Last post Fri, Feb 14 2014 9:44 AM by whitney37354. 5 replies.
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  • Thu, Feb 13 2014 7:47 AM

    Frugal Wedding

     We have some great tips around our forums for members who have planned weddings but what about some generic ones that our readers can use to cash in on for savings. What are your best tips for a fantastic but frugal wedding?

     

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  • Thu, Feb 13 2014 10:15 AM In reply to

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    Keep it all in one place!  Wedding, dinner, dancing. Will be easier for all your guests, too.

  • Thu, Feb 13 2014 10:40 AM In reply to

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     Don't rent tuxedos!  We bought DH a beautiful suit for about $20 more than tux rental and he was certainly able to get more than one use out of it.

    We also cooked our own rehearsal dinner meal.  We prepared a ham, baked beans, potato salad, green salad, mac n cheese, and rolls.  Desserts served were a store bought cake, a couple of pies, and cookies.  I think we figured that it cost us about $4 per person.  We had been quoted $15 per person to have it catered.

    We printed our own invitations--unusual at the time.  And our thank you notes were bought at a garage sale (leftover graduation thank you notes).

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  • Thu, Feb 13 2014 10:47 AM In reply to

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     Potluck receptions, wild flowers in canning jars for decorations. old one if you have them, Babs

  • Thu, Feb 13 2014 10:51 AM In reply to

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     And one of the prettiest weddings I have attended only had 1 flower arrangement on the alter and it was a very simple one.  The rest of the decorations were borrowed and bought inexpensively brass candlesticks with simple white tapers all over the church.

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  • Fri, Feb 14 2014 9:44 AM In reply to

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    Afternoon instead of evening wedding, so you can do cake & punch reception instead of a full dinner. Silk flowers instead of real.  Don't have favors at reception. You can skip a veil & wear something else in your hair.  Don't get married around a holiday. Wear a white evening gown instead of a bridal gown.  Or just go to the county clerks office & skip it all. 

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