How To Plan a Wedding
If you need a big tip regarding saving money while planning your wedding, I have a helpful one for you. I once saw a woman post a free ad on Craig's List which is a place to post anything for free in any major city. You can buy, sell, or request things that you need. This woman listed within an ad that she was trying to save money and was asking the people in her community if they had things that she may need for her wedding such a a silk bridal bouquet, a ring bearer's pillow, bride and groom toast champagne glasses, etc. In all she listed over a hundred different objects. It makes you really consider how expensive this wedding planning business can be! A few days later I saw her ad again on Craig's list and happily she had checked off all the items donated to her for free! At the bottom she thanked the Craig's List community for being so helpful. This is just a tip you might find useful!
It is amazing how much things cost for a wedding and you would be surprised at the prices you will come across while shopping around. Another big money saving tip is to go through friends and acquaintances of your own. If a good friend of your is an established photographer, his gift to you could be the wedding pictures. If you know someone who loves to cook and does well in the pastry department, their gift to you could be the wedding cake. Instead of asking for something for free from a good friend, phrase the question in a way which would make it impossible to turn down. Tell them that whatever they can offer would make the best wedding gift in the world. And if you have any friends or people you know who actually do chip in and offer services as a gift, make sure you acknowledge their help in a speech at the reception.
Because there are so many aspects to a wedding, literally hundreds, we advise you to do some research and get a book on planning a wedding as well. The top book right now on planning a wedding is The Master Wedding Planning Guide which you can download right now and read on your computer. This is an important guide to read through because it really gets all of the nitty gritty details, it doesn't leave a thing out! I think the best part of this book is the time line it gives you which can help the most disorganized of persons to get organized about their wedding. It helps with budgets, finances, tips, etiquette and more. It also comes with a whole bunch of bonus material so it is worthwhile to read.
If you are reading this page then I can only assume that the man of your dreams has proposed! Congratulations! I am so excited for you. I wish you all the best of luck in planning your wedding and I hope it turns out to be as beautiful as you are. This is a very special time for you and you have the chance to make it as perfect as you desire, and you don't have to be a millionaire to do so! Do lots of shopping around and NEVER SETTLE!
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