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The 3 Most Expensive Parts of a Wedding and How to Cut Costs

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Weddings are expensive, no matter which way you turn. However, they don’t have to be as expensive as they could be. By checking out the most expensive parts of a wedding, you can come up with tricks and alternatives that will allow you to save money.

Wedding Reception

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The Wedding and Reception Venue

Typically, the most expensive aspects of a wedding are the ceremony and reception venue. This depends on whether the venue comes with food and servers or not, and of course, the location of the venues. Many brides will pay tens of thousands of dollars for the venues. To save money, book the venues in “off times,” such as during the week since most brides want to be married on the weekend. Call the venue you’re interested in and ask about discounts and savings.

Wedding Venue


Flowers are very expensive and they don’t last long. They’re one of the biggest expenses brides will have to budget for. There are some great ways to save on flowers. Vases with single flowers rather than total arrangements can save you money. You can also go with silk flowers, but some of these cost as much as fresh flowers. If you want to be creative and save money, choose hand-picked wild flowers for your wedding. You can also save by ordering local flowers from your florist rather than ones that are imported.

Wedding Centerpiece

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Wedding Bouquet

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Wedding Flowers

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The Wedding Attire

Your dress alone could cost thousands of dollars, and then you have to factor in the price of a tuxedo, shoes for the bride and groom, accessories, etc. The cost can really add up. If you’re not too sentimental, you could borrow or rent a dress for the occasion. Renting a tuxedo rather than buying can also trim the cost. If you want a new dress, look for last season’s styles to save money.

Wedding Dress

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Wedding Gown

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By trimming costs in each area of your wedding budget, you can really save money while planning your wedding.

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4 Unique Types of Bridal Accessories

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You’ve seen lists with the most popular bridal jewelry, from a Fragments diamond ring to pearl earrings, but what about unique accessories? Here are 4 unique types of bridal accessories that many women wear for their big day.

Barefoot Sandals

What in the world are barefoot sandals? Well, they’re a type of accessory that brides wear, often when they’re getting married on the beach. They’re usually made from beads and sometimes chains, and dress up the bare feet of beach brides.

Barefoot Sandal

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Headbands are becoming more and more popular amongst brides, especially those who want to do something different for their weddings. They’re available in nearly any material you can imagine, and lend a whimsical, romantic look to a bride’s ensemble.

Wedding Headband/Crown

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Unique Wedding Veils

While the shoulder length and fingertip length veils are still worn by many brides, unique veils are becoming more popular. From vintage-style birdcage veils to other unique styles, brides can now wear a huge variety of different veils for their ceremony and reception.

Unique Wedding Veil

The Wedding Brooch Bouquet

Yes, that said brooch. Brides are now turning in their fresh flower bouquets for bouquets made from brooches and other lasting materials. It’s a great way to toss things up and be able to keep your bouquet forever.

Brooch Bouquet

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Maybe you want to try one of these fun unique accessories for your big day, or maybe you want to come up with something completely unique to you. In any case, these fun accessories can serve as inspiration.

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5 Genius Wedding Ideas to Make Your Wedding Stand Out

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If you want to deviate from the norm with your wedding, sometimes you have to work with the details. Here are 5 great ways to take your wedding from normal to unique and wonderful!

Decorate the Aisle

Use rose petals to decorate the aisle rather than have them strewn about. This is perfect for the couple who won’t have a flower girl at their wedding and it’s striking and beautiful! You can use any design you want; something that’s special to you or a simple and pretty design.

Wedding Ceremony Decor

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Wear a Colored Dress

Choose a dress that’s your favorite color and go with that rather than the traditional white wedding dress. It’s no longer taboo to wear colored dresses, in fact, many of Hollywood’s leading ladies are wearing colored dresses these days.

Colored Wedding Dress

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Wear a Real Flower in Your Hair

Skip the veil and wear a beautiful flower as a hair accessory. It can be your favorite kind of flower or just one that matches your wedding colors. It’s beautiful and unique.

Wedding Hair Accessories

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Fingerprint Wedding Rings

These unique wedding bands feature fingerprints of the spouse inside. His ring has her fingerprint while her ring has his fingerprint. It’s a really unique and cute way to carry your love with you always.

Fingerprint Wedding Ring

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A Pop of Color

Wear a crinoline skirt under your wedding dress. If it’s a bright color, it will peek out and provide a beautiful pop that is attractive and unique.

Pop of Color

Use these fun and unique wedding ideas to make your wedding memorable and beautiful.

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