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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wedding Dates

Want to know the best ways to save money when picking your wedding date?

Plan your wedding in off-peak times- this can save you 20-30%. Discuss with your favorite venue and they will give you date options and you will see the savings add up. My friend saved over $2000 by having her wedding 1 weekend later than they were thinking. Wait til June in Florida and you can get a better deal.

Also, choose any day other then Saturday and you will see the savings as well.  Check out Friday night and Sunday rates. I have seen more Sunday mid afternoon weddings lately- might be a new trend for cost savings and then the wedding does not run all through the night either. This will give your guest the ability to go to work on Monday.

Happy Wedding Planning..Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Celebrity Wedding

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves tied the knot over the weekend with a 3 day affair. They had an at home wedding in Austin, TX.

"We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we'll take together," McConaughey, 42, tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story. So when you are waiting in line at the grocery store this week, check out the full article with pics..Enjoy! 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rose Petals

Rose petals can really make a statement at your wedding. A great idea is to buy roses in bulk yourself( think local flower shop that will give you a deal) or even BJ's, Sams or Costco. You and friends can pull the petals apart the day before and keep them stored in the fridge in plastic bags. Have your friends place petals on the tables as well as down the aisle a few hours before the wedding- You will save a bundle and know what your are getting..Enjoy!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

PUBLIX $25 Gift Card Giveaway

I love shopping at Publix and in yesterdays newspaper there was a coupon for $5 off your $30 or more purchase. Publix is having their Breakfast Sale starting today through June 20th. I have a $25 gift card to give to one of my readers.

How to win:
Leave a comment letting me know what your favorite breakfast items are and how you shop for them on a budget.

Each of the following will give you an extra entry in the giveaway. Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each thing you do:

-Add the Saving Money for a Wedding blog button

-Add Saving Money for a Wedding to your blog roll

-Post about this giveaway on your blog, linking back to Saving Money for a Wedding

-Leave a comment on a Non-Giveaway post and let me know which post

-Become a Blog follower ( 2 extra entries)

Giveaway will end on Friday,June 22nd 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be picked randomly and I will send them an email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Good Luck and thank you for stopping by...Enjoy!

 Gift Card is from Saving Money for a Wedding

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth ENGAGED

Miley Cyrus never thought she would fall in love on a movie set- but then she met Liam Hemsworth. The couple have been dating for 3 years. She is only 19 and now they are ENGAGED.

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian heartthrob and everyone know Miley Cyrus. I even watched "Hanna Montanta". Liam was just in "The Hunger Games" and Miley is working on her next album. I am sure this couple will have a long engagement and let's see if this last.  I hope they get a Prenup!!! Congrats to another Hollywood Couple...Enjoy!

Bachelor Pad 2 Holly and Blake MARRIED

Holly Durst and Blake Julian got married on Saturday in front of 115 guests. If you are watching the current season of the Bachelorette, then I am sure you have heard this couple met on last summer's Bachelor Pad 2. They became engaged shortly after the show and we have watched their relationship grow. They got married at The Cliffs Country Club in South Carolina with many casts members in attendance.

I know a few of you are still sad that Holly did not end up with Michael- but I am happy to see her happy with Blake. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

2011 Cost of a Wedding


The Knot gave a great breakdown of what the average wedding cost:

The average cost for a 150-person wedding is about $25,000 (higher in urban areas).
  • Here is a basic breakdown of what you can expect to pay:
    Reception: 48%-50%
    Ceremony: 2%-3%
    Attire: 8%-10%
    Flowers: 8%-10%
    Entertainment/Music: 8%-10%
    Photography/Videography: 10%-12%
    Stationery: 2%-3%
    Wedding Rings: 2%-3%
    Parking/Transportation: 2%-3%
    Gifts: 2%-3%
    Miscellaneous: 8%
  • To avoid stress, allot about 5% of your budget for a "just-in-case" fund.
  • If you're paying for your honeymoon yourselves, remember to budget for that as well.
Have fun planning and congrats to all the Summer Brides. How much did your wedding costs?


Monday, June 4, 2012

Wedding Season is in full swing, weekend after weekend I have friends getting married. A great fun project you can make for the bride and take her mind off one more thing is a Wedding Day Kit. Here are some essentials you need to make sure your kit includes:

Breath Mints
Clear nail polish
Bobby pins
Snacks and water
Pain Medicine
Lip Gloss
Sewing kit
Flip flops(sandals)- bride's shoe straps can break! 
Lint roller- more for the groom, but essential

All these items can be purchased for under $1 each- think travel sizes!!

Have fun with your kit and you can even decorate for the bride with her wedding colors.Enjoy!