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Music With abundance of music available for (legal) download via internet, itís easier than ever to create your own CDs to play at wedding. Itís great to have creative control over music and it gives you and your future spouse a project you can work on together. A lot of rental halls will have equipment available for you to play your CDs, but you can also rent this equipment fairly inexpensively.
Invitations Save on invitations by only ordering paper invitations for family members. Everyone else, including your friends and extended family, can be invited via email. You may think itís tacky, but itís really best way to get an accurate headcount. Itís much easier for people to respond to an email than to have to mail back a response via snail mail. But still use paper invitations for your family, since this is more traditional route. You can get very inexpensive invitations these days through various printing websites.
In addition to recommendations I have listed above, there are many other little ways you can save. For example, going to discount bridal stores for your dress, getting a friend to make wedding cake, etc. - but I have found that trying to micro-manage every little item on your checklist will make you crazy. So just keep it simple with big items that I listed above, and you will have ultimate dream wedding Ė a beautiful venue, excellent food, plenty of beverages, your favorite music, all on a budget!
Rachel Greenberg has a background in business and finance, and she received her MBA from Duke University in 1999. She writes fun and informative pieces for her website http://www.bargainfamily.com - which she created with her husband Lee. The website provides advice and recommendations for families on various products and services for their homes, lives, and businesses.