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If you have a penchant for the creative you may be able to save some serious cash on your wedding. With so many things to plan and pay for, wedding expenses can climb higher and higher right in front of your eyes.
So try making a few things yourself instead of buying them. Take the centerpieces for example. They can run you a pretty penny. But if you take a trip to your local crafts store, you can buy materials to make them yourself. The cost of the materials will often times be far cheaper than if you paid for pre-made centerpieces.
Wedding favors are another area where you can save a buck or two. Instead of spending a lot of money buying favors for all your guests, get a little more personal. Give each person a CD of all the songs from your wedding with a picture of you and your bride or groom on the front. You can include the song for your first dance, mother-groom and father-bride dances, the song for tossing the bouquet, etc.
You can buy hundreds of blank CDs for practically nothing. All it takes after that is a little time to burn the copies of the wedding music and you have yourself a great, very personal wedding favor. A beautiful wedding can be a cheap wedding, too.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|