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November 2015

The idea of walking down the aisle, in a flowing white gown, with flowers and lights all around is the dream of millions of young women.  The wedding that was pictured as a young girl was, undoubtedly, an extravagant affair, with the best flowers, carved arches, gorgeous backdrops, and a large crowd of friends and family.  However, when it comes time to plan the actual affair, many brides-to-be are disappointed to find that the budget will not allow for such extravagance.

Many brides-to-be are practicing frugal spending habits as they prepare for their big days.  They are also finding that saving money doesn’t necessarily mean giving up the beautiful day that they had always imagined.  One of the greatest ways to save money is to opt for less expensive flower selections.  At the top of that list is baby’s breath.  While it was once treated only as a bouquet filler, it is now appreciated for its stand-alone beauty.  There are many advantages, but also a couple of disadvantages to using this flower in your wedding.

One of the things that many brides complain about after a wedding is having nothing to do with the used centerpieces.  While it might be possible to sell- or to loan them to another bride-to-be, that isn’t always practical or easily done, as every bride has different tastes.  However, if you are wise about your centerpieces, you may just find that you want to take them home at the end of the event, because they can be repurposed around your home.

    1. No Need to Mail Save the Dates One of the greatest reasons to have a wedding website is that it can be a big budget saver. The cost of printing and mailing Save the Date cards, for instance, can be quite significant.  But, a countdown on your website can greet the guests-to-be when you invite them to view your website.
    2. Registry Information in One Place Make it easy on those who aren’t so close to you that they know what you need and what you like in your home. Registries are great, and your website will keep all of that information organized for those who need it.