Author(s): Meg Schneider
This book offers valuable information on planning a wedding within a budget. Are you planning a wedding, but worried about how much money you'll have to spend? In today's tough economic times, planning a budget wedding is more important than ever. This fun, money-saving guide is packed with tips for planning the wedding of your dreams without breaking your bank account! Inside you'll find tons of tips and advice for planning a budget-friendly celebration while still remaining true to your personality, values, and tastes. You'll see how to make and keep your wedding budget; select the most economical time to get married; scope out wedding locations that fit the bill; and incorporate everything from economical to green ideas that emphasize style and elegance. Plus, you get tips and pointers for negotiating with vendors and avoiding hidden expenses and add-ons. This book offers hands-on information for planning a stylish wedding while sticking to your budget. It shows you how to get deals on gowns, tuxes, cakes, invitations, photography, food, and more. It features tips for creating your own wedding items, such as decorations and favors. Meg Schneider is an award-winning journalist who planned her own wedding for less than $5,000 You don't have to settle for less on your wedding day. "Budget Weddings For Dummies" is the only guide you need to save yourself money, time, and stress while you plan a beautiful, memorable ceremony!
Introduction . Part I: Coming Up with a Game Plan. Chapter 1: Bringing Your Wedding Dream to Life. Chapter 2: Working with a Wedding Budget. Chapter 3: Deciding When to Get Married and Organizing Your Timeline. Part II: Planning the Ceremony. Chapter 4: Deciding Where to Get Married. Chapter 5: Minimizing Wedding Party Costs. Chapter 6: Dressing for Your Big Day. Chapter 7: Hammering Out the Ceremony Details. Chapter 8: Picking Flowers (Or Fun Alternatives). Chapter 9: Capturing It for Posterity: Photography and Videography. Chapter 10: Putting It in Print: Invitations, Programs, and Miscellany. Part III: Celebrating with Your Guests. Chapter 11: Selecting the Reception Site. Chapter 12: Feeding the Hordes. Chapter 13: Arranging Entertainment and Preparing the Venue. Chapter 14: Making the Most of Prewedding and Postwedding Events. Chapter 15: Honeymooning in Style - and in the Black. Part IV: The Part of Tens. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Get the Most for Your Wedding Dollar. Chapter 17: Ten Inexpensive Wedding Favors. Chapter 18: Ten Traditions to Reconsider When You're on a Budget. Part V: Appendixes. Appendix A: Your Planning Calendar. Appendix B: Price Comparison Worksheets. Appendix C: Your Wedding Checklist . Appendix D: Your Wedding Budget. Index.