Wallet-Friendly Weddings: Part III – The Wedding Stationery

February 27, 2009
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Wallet-Friendly Weddings: Part III – The Wedding Stationery

This next installment in my ten-part series is a focus on cutting costs on your wedding stationery. I’m going to warn you this installment will get a tad lengthy because I’m not going to cut corners and generalize cost cutting tips for you. I will address each stationery item individually so that you get the best savings possible. If you’re interested in just one stationery item, feel free to scroll through the article and look for the bold heading of the item you’re trying to save money on. And if you have any other ideas on how to save money, feel free to leave a comment and share your tips! Here we go… Save the Dates: If your wedding date is less than 4-6 months from your engagement date, is over a year from your engagement date, or if you are planning a destination wedding, then save the date...
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Wallet-Friendly Weddings Part II: The Wedding Date

February 18, 2009
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You wouldn’t think so, but the date and time of your wedding can actually affect the cost of your wedding. It’s definitely a simple detail to overlook when taking your budget into account. But there are ways to save some money by strategically picking the date, day, and time of your Big Day. First, let’s talk seasons. Spring and Summer are the most popular times of the year to get married. Fall and Winter are the least popular seasons for a wedding. What this means for you is that you are more likely to face higher costs for your ceremony and/or reception sites as well as for your catering. Just as hotels charge higher rates during peak travel seasons, so do wedding venues and some wedding vendors. By having your wedding during the slower seasons, vendors and wedding venues will be more willing to work with your budget since...
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Wallet-Friendly Weddings – Part I: The Wedding Budget

February 12, 2009
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I’ve always been minorly obsessed with weddings. Wedding magazines were usually the only things I’d read when getting my hair done at a salon, even though I was only high school. And after my first serious boyfriend, I was completely hooked on looking through wedding magazines for the most unique and colorful ideas for weddings. Once I became engaged, however, my focus turned to the very common topic of how to cut wedding costs. I did anything and everything I possibly could to keep the spending to a minimum, especially since my parents were the ones dishing out the dough for everything. I implemented a lot of tips that I picked up from bridal magazines, but I also got creative and came up with my own ways of saving money. Now that I’m happily married and no longer worrying about saving money on my wedding, I want to pass...
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I Just Wasn’t That Into It

February 9, 2009
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I Just Wasn’t That Into It

I’ll admit it. I caved. A friend of mine asked me to go watch the new movie “He’s Just Not That Into You” last Friday. And against my better judgment, I agreed to see it with her. Here’s my take on the newest chick flick in theatres. Based on the book with the same name, written by Greg Behrendt, He’s Just Not That Into You brings Behrendt’s blundt points about guy “signals” to life. Now, mind you, I’ve never actually read the book, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d heard the rave reviews of the book and of course the movie has been hyped up like mad. But despite these facts, I still was not so keen on spending a good $12 on seeing this film on the big screen. One reason for my lack of enthusiasm towards the movie was the cast. Of the eight...
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You Can’t Papercraft Without Paper!

February 4, 2009
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You Can’t Papercraft Without Paper!

I feel like a kid at Christmas. Seriously. I do. You may laugh, but this exciting, heart-skips-a-beat, jittery feeling is all because of paper. Yes. I said PAPER. Now the general population would scoff at my stokedness to paper, but my fellow papercrafters will understand. You see, today I received the multiple sample packs that I ordered from Paper and More. I’m talking a 2-inch binder full of the complete collection of papers offered by this oh so reasonably priced paper source. I’m talking metallics, pastel metallics, vellums, cardstock, patterned paper, and more all in a beautiful rainbow of colors and textures! Opening that UPS box to be greeted by such a prism of colorful papers was like getting a puppy for Christmas. I was overjoyed! And I still am! I was NEVER one to order samples of anything, especially when it came to my papercrafting. I’d look at...
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