How to Have a Dream Wedding on a Budget

Written by Rachel Greenberg

No one wants to pay more than they have to for anything, especially something as costly as a wedding. And if you’re like me, and you had to foot your own bill, then you certainly want to keep costs down. I was afraid it couldn’t be done, especially since my husband and I live in one ofrepparttar most expensive regions ofrepparttar 122029 country. But my wedding is proof that it can be done, and here’s how:

Reception Venue Look for non-profit organizations that host wedding receptions, since their rental fees are extremely reasonable. And many of them -repparttar 122030 American Legion is one example - have gorgeous, well-maintained facilities. If you prefer an outdoor wedding, then skiprepparttar 122031 country club and go to a state or national park, where you can get beautiful landscapes at a fraction ofrepparttar 122032 cost.

Catering Many rental halls offer full-service catering, which includes linens and tableware, wait staff, all food prep and cleanup, etc. But unless you’re at a non-profit (which hopefully you are, if you followed step #1), then this can be extremely expensive. Try to find a smaller catering company that typically does at-home meal service, since they know how to do things on a budget. And they are sure to give you excellent customer service.

Alcohol You must, must, must buy your own alcohol. If you purchase it through your rental hall at retail price, you will be paying throughrepparttar 122033 nose. If you have followed step #1, then you have most likely found a place that will allow you to bring your own alcohol, or will give it to you at a non-profit price. This isrepparttar 122034 only way to go.

Flowers & Decorations Eliminate additional expense by keeping everything simple. There really is no need to have little party favors at each table, since hardly anyone remembers or appreciates those items anyway. And go easy onrepparttar 122035 flowers – having a few simple arrangements strategically placed can be very sophisticated and elegant.

Indian Brides and Grooms on the Internet

Written by Roopa Nair

India is a diverse, multi-cultural country with people of various religions, communities and sects living together in harmony and peace. Each community has its own set of religious rituals, traditions and multitudes of customs inherited from ancestors. Arranged marriage is one such common custom handed down over generations. Arranged marriage has played an important role in Indian marriages. This concept is even today accepted by millions of Indians in India and abroad. Marriages, initiated by elders, were arranged withrepparttar help of an 'aunt' orrepparttar 122028 'priest'. Over a period of time this has slowly transitioned fromrepparttar 122029 marriage brokers torepparttar 122030 newspapers and now ontorepparttar 122031 Internet.

Internet has revolutionizedrepparttar 122032 way people communicate. Today, there are several matrimonial sites some aimed to a particular community/religion and some torepparttar 122033 general public. These sites literally makerepparttar 122034 world seem a smaller place. The concept of online matrimonial has become increasingly popular because it gives people up-front, atrepparttar 122035 click of a mouse, access to thousands of eligible singles, which neither newspapers nor marriage bureaus can ever offer. It has tremendously expandedrepparttar 122036 reach of every marriageable individual by exposing him/her torepparttar 122037 millions of eligible Indians who visit these sites. Increasingly, many individuals and families spend their valuable time online searching forrepparttar 122038 perfect partner for themselves or their loved ones. It is interesting to see that these sites are visited by conservative parents, relatives; who believe inrepparttar 122039 sanctity of arranged marriages and also by those for whom falling in love isrepparttar 122040 way to go.

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