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Wedding Crafts: Why Having A Creative Streak Can Help With A Shoestring Wedding

I have always been an avid craft enthusiast, making cards and trinkets since I was 13 years old. This love of crafts and all things handmade has come in handy several times over the last 12 years, particularly for weddings. Whether it has been my own wedding or that of friends, I have always managed to use my creative side in order to save some cash whilst not compromising on quality! I thought that for this post I would have a bit of a reminisce about the weddings I have been involved in and you never know, it may spark off some ideas for your big day! My Wedding I married my teenage sweetheart Simon nearly 5 years ago. We didn’t have a huge budget and so I wanted to make it stretch as far as possible. I had always been a card maker

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Tips For Planning A Wedding on a Budget

Times are tough in this economy. It’s hitting everyone. If you’re about to start planning a wedding and are wondering how you’re going to pay for it all, don’t worry. There are plenty of budgeting strategies you can use that will help you have the wedding of your dreams without going bankrupt. Go Vintage If you love vintage style, you’re in luck. You can visit vintage shops and pick up your gown, your wedding jewelry, bridal party gifts, and maybe even your shoes. You’ll pay a fraction of what you’d pay in a retail store for brand new items and the charm will be so much more pleasing. Search for vintage shops online as well as in your home town. You might just score a beaded handbag or silk pumps from eBay. You never

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20 Great Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

Everyone’s in the same boat during hard economic times. If you’re planning a wedding, no doubt you are looking for ways to save money. There are many ways to cut costs that will not impact the beauty of your day. Look for some ways in addition to these to save even more money and you’ll come out with money left to spare. 1.      Go with silk flowers. 2.      Go without wedding favors. 3.      Choose a less expensive cake or go with cupcakes. 4.      Cut the guest list down. 5.      Forego the expensive invitations and make them yourself. 6.      Borrow items. 7.      Go for a vintage wedding dress. 8.      Skip the rehearsal dinner. 9.      Make it a morning wedding and have a brunch. 10. 

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