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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Congrats on your engagement and now you need to start planning a wedding - but wait - you've got a really tight budget! Did you know it's very possible to have an absolutely unique and stunning wedding and still do it on a budget? Just use some of our cash cutting ideas and you can absolutely pull off an elegant ceremony and still have money left over for a honeymoon!

It's easy to get caught up in my moment and spend more than you really intended. The first part of having a beautiful wedding on a budget is to sit down with your husband-to-be and discuss how much you can truly afford to spend on the wedding and create a realistic budget.

Depending on what your budget restrictions are, you may have to limit the amount of extras you can add on. But, in most cases there are a few really great ways to substitute for some of the more expensive items you may be hoping for.

One place many couples save money is by creating their own wedding-related stationary and invitations at home on their own computers. There are grand selections of pre-printed stock paper at your local office supply and there are even softwares you can download or purchase specifically for creating the invitations.

Depending on if you're going to have alcoholic beverages at your reception or not, you can save money by purchasing your own alcohol and having an open bar. You can purchase the alcohol by the case at your local warehouse shopping club much more budget-friendly than hiring a bartender and paying for the bar items. Also, if you're having an outdoor event, consider using disposable items that may be purchased in bulk such as plates, napkins, silverware, tablecloths, etc.

If you are searching for a great idea to cut some costs when you are looking for some nice favor ideas, you can find some do-it-yourself favor packages available. Wedding cameras are another fun idea you can use as a favor and also let your wedding guests share part of your special day and shhhh, no one has to know you did it all on a budget!

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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Whether you are having a luncheon with the ladies or you are planning your wedding or bridal shower, making sure that you get the best favors possible should be at the top of your list. After all, studies have shown that one of the things that your guests are guaranteed to remember about your event will be the favors and treats that they receive. With such a fun item to shop for, you should know that there are plenty of interesting, festive favors that you can choose no matter what kind of a party or gathering you are trying to put together.

Tinted Frosted Favor Purses are always a nice little way to surprise your guests will a little bit of a treat no matter what kind of party or event you happen to have on the calendar. After all, with something so cute and versatile, you can actually fill them with just about anything that you can imagine. Previous hosts and hostesses have used such favor purses to give their guests jewelry, candies, chocolates, soaps, bath salts and so much more. Basically, if you have any kind of idea, these small packages are just right to help you fill your favor quota.

Available in a wide variety of colors, you are able to pick and choose the perfect hue to go along with your bridal shower, baby shower or luncheon. There are even twelve of these little favor purses in one package so you can get the most for your money as well.

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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Your special day is coming up fast and you suddenly realize that your beautiful silk and organza off-the-shoulder wedding dress is going to show your black and red phoenix rising tattoo in the middle of your shoulder blades. You know your ultra-conservative mother-in-law-to-be may not understand that tattoos are a lot more accepted in society and you just haven't found that "perfect moment" to show her your own little piece of skin art - you do have an option. Cover it up.

If the image of you in your flowing, beautiful bridal gown with a big fat bandage on your back as you walk down the aisle jumps to mind, think again. There is a solution that will be absolutely flawless if you follow the instructions in the kit.

The Bridal Essentials Tattoo Removal Kit will be your life saver on your special day. Additionally, this make up in this kit is fantastic for making birthmarks, freckles, scars and surface discoloration from skin disorders disappear. If you want to have movie star legs for your wedding day, when applied it will completely make spider and varicose veins disappear and oops! If you had a run in with a table or door while rushing around getting those last minute preparations done for your big day, it will cover bruises too.

This tin includes Leg Magic that has an SPF of 16 and has 2-shades so you can get your own unique skin color. Primer powder and finishing powder. Camellia lotion and the necessary applicator sponge and brushes for the powder application and of course, complete instructions to make using this as easy as saying, "I do".

If you need to make something disappear for just a day, this waterproof, smudgeproof live saver will give you the perfect glowing skin that every bride should have!

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