One of the biggest expenses of any wedding is the venue. Finding a place to host the wedding ceremony and/or reception can take a serious chunk out of your budget! But, did you know that there’s a world of options outside the traditional hotel ballroom or event center? It’s true! These days, just about ANY place can be a wedding venue and the best part? Lots of them are cheap or even free! Check out my list of 10 cheap or free wedding venues (and then get your fingers to Googling one in your area)!
The song choices get a bit trickier for a second wedding but have no fear, here’s 10 first dance songs for a second time bride or groom!
San Antonio lifestyle blogger, Cris Stone, shares several ways to handle a wedding processional with multiple escorts. Find out more!
Wanna know my top 15 budget tips from my $5,000 wedding? Here’s the best inspiration, tips, and advice!
San Antonio lifestyle blogger, Cris Stone, offers wedding song suggestions for a blended family. Find out more!
Texas Blogger, Kiss My Tulle, is sharing advice regarding the first bit of your wedding’s stationery: the save-the-dates. Common save-the-date answers.
When it comes to weddings, The Dress is like, a big deal to a lot of people (not me, I got mine free from a stranger) and that’s great! If it’s important to you then you should be able to mark it as one of your splurge items. But, shopping for the wedding dress can be a bit of a big deal and, if that’s not your thing, you may be looking for some alternative options – like shopping for your wedding dress online! And did you know that you absolutely buy your wedding gown online and get one that’s lovely, well made, and flattering? Yep, you can. To help you out, I’ve rounded up 12 gorgeous wedding dress that you can buy on Amazon (yes, THAT Amazon)! And don’t forget to become an Amazon Prime member so you can take advantage of the free two-day shipping.
Cooking. It’s one of those things that you either LOVE or you really don’t enjoy it. For me, cooking is something that I like to do for my family but I’m not one of those people who is over here inventing recipes everyday. So, if you look in my kitchen, you won’t find a bunch of gadgets or specialized kitchen tools – what you’ll find is a selection of high quality, well-designed items that work great. I always look for versatility in my kitchen tools and really need ones that can do multiple jobs really well. Because, when it boils down to it, here’s the top 12 items you actually need for your kitchen:
The wedding registry. For some, it’s a fantastically fun experience and for others, it’s a difficult chore. Traditionally, wedding registries are comprised of a mountain of fancy kitchen gadgets and formal dining pieces. And that’s awesome – if you’re into that kind of thing. But what about the rest of us? The one’s who enjoy cooking but are just learning or who don’t try out every trend. What about those of us who like having friends over for yummy food but aren’t formal? Well, you CAN have that kind of registry. It’s yours so why not pick out exactly what you just know you’ll use and enjoy? From simple flatware to investing in quality cookware – you should get what you will need for your new kitchen. Don’t believe me? Here’s why I think even beginner cooks will love having the Braun MQ777 MultiQuick 7 hand blender on their Bloomgingdales.com wedding registry!
One of the easiest ways to save money on your wedding is to buy your wedding gown at a discount. For our wedding,I was able to get my wedding dress for free! Remember, a wedding is ONE DAY, unless you plan on donating your gown afterwards for a tax deduction, there’s really no point in dropping a ton of cash on one dress (and, NO, your daughter will not want to wear your dress – did you want to wear your mom’s)? Also, if you’re a larger lovely (like me), trying on wedding gowns in a store could bring up feelings of insecurity – particularly since very few salons carry sizes in the double digits. So, here are my top 5 places to buy plus-size wedding gowns online:
When I started this blog, my primary goal was to help people save money on their weddings. Since then, I’ve evolved into more of a lifestyle blog but that hasn’t changed my passion for empowering people to have their dream wedding on a budget. You CAN save money on typical wedding bits and pieces and STILL have your dream wedding – it’s all in the details and your level of flexibility. In that spirit, I’ve rounded up my top 100 ways to save on your wedding day:
San Antonio lifestyle blogger, Cris Stone, shares her tips and suggestions on packing for 7 days in Boston. Find out more!