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My Unique Bachelorette Party All Posts / My Wedding / Wedding

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When I was planning my bachelorette party, I decided I wanted to do something a little different.  The typical ideas of bar hopping, pole dancing, or going to a strip club just weren’t “me”.  I wanted to do something more laid-back and relaxing (and affordable).  The party had three parts – here’s a breakdown of each section and the cost of each activity.

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Ridiculous Wedding Etiquette Rules that Need to Change All Posts / General Tips / Wedding

When I was planning my wedding, I was amazed by how many strict, deeply-ingrained wedding etiquette rules still exist today.  Despite the fact that couples have become less traditional than they were in the past (many live together before marriage and have no need for more kitchenware), these silly rules still exist.  Here are 4 ridiculous wedding etiquette rules that need to be changed.

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How to Save Thousands of Dollars on Your Wedding Venue All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

Did you know that the average wedding in the U.S. costs a whopping $30,000?   By far the most expensive part of the wedding is the venue.  Even more “affordable” locations may charge thousands of dollars for venue rentals. If you want to drastically reduce the cost of your wedding (which you probably do if you’re reading this blog!), check out these tips for how to save thousands of dollars on your venue(s).

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Pros and Cons of Outdoor Weddings All Posts / General Tips / Wedding

My husband and I got married outside at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden on a gorgeous fall day.  The wedding was beautiful, but if I could do it all over again, I probably wouldn’t have an outdoor wedding.  Here are some of the pros and cons of having an outdoor wedding.

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My Budget Wedding All Posts / My Wedding / Wedding

On this blog, I’ve shared budget wedding tips, and general tips for weddings…but I haven’t shared my own wedding yet!

Ben and I got married on a beautiful fall day at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.  Keep reading for a breakdown of our entire budget and tips for how to save money on your own wedding!

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The Frugal Wedding: 5 Ways to Save Money on Flowers All Posts / Frugal Tips / Wedding

Wedding flowers may not seem overly expensive when you first start wedding planning, but when you consider how many different types of flowers you will purchase, the costs add up quickly.  With bouquets for the bridesmaids, ceremony and reception decorations, table centerpieces, flower girl petals, boutonnieres and corsages, it can get pricey.  The average U.S. couple spends $2,000 on flowers for their wedding.  You want your venue to look pretty, but spending thousands of dollars on real flowers that will die shortly after the wedding is not necessary.  Here are five ways to save money on flowers.

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