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2010 Wedding Predictions!
January 13, 2010

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Table of Contents

- Extra Extra

- Money Saving Tip

- New Ideas

- Q&A

-Love It!




The Cheap Chic Weddings’ 2010 Wedding Predictions are here!

*Butter cream frosting on your cakes and cupcakes. Fondant has its place but people want to eat something that tastes good and looks delicious.

*Using an IPod as your wedding music source will be even more popular. It’s an economical and extremely custom way to have perfect music at your ceremony and reception.

*Backyard weddings. We’ve been recommending them on our site for years and now all the major wedding gurus are jumping on board because it’s a fabulous idea.

*Live streaming video of your wedding day……soon everyone will do it.

*Having a friend or family member ordained online to marry you and your fiancé.

*Cheap Chic everything!

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Exciting News! We are now featuring YOUR stories, photos and ideas on Cheap Chic With the help of Content 2.0 you can share your best, worst, funniest, craziest, coolest wedding tips, concepts, thoughts or whatever.

Soon, you'll see invitations to submit on just about all of our pages.

But for now you can go to:

wedding gowns

wedding contest

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Check them out and look for more!

Money Saving tip

Here are some classics:

*Double duty centerpieces are hot hot hot. Spare those flower dollars and place a small cake, a cupcake tower, cheese and crackers or cookies and brownies in the center of your tables. If you are giving favors, stack them up or place them in a pretty container on the tables.

*Cheap Chic shoppers know that a great trick for saving money is to get organized. Use a binder to keep track of vendors, coupons, websites, photos and samples!

New Ideas

According to, this year’s fave color is turquoise.

You’ll see this serene blue show up in fashion, home goods and just about everywhere. is a great site to find color and color combination inspiration!

Check it out…you can order 14 color swatches for $10 bucks on this site and use them for shopping and to give to vendors.

Use the Pantone Wedding page.



I am planning to propose to my girlfriend very soon and in the meantime trying to find some ways to save on the wedding.

My main problem is finding an affordable hall to have the reception, if we could just get someplace to rent that would be great and the food and everything else I can take care of.

Please help!


Hi Moses,

Congratulations on your upcoming engagement. I like how you operate…already getting prepared before it’s official. There are lots of ways to save money on a reception hall.

Many churches have an inexpensive hall to hold a reception. You could also check out parks, fire stations, local museums. You may find a local Elks Lodge for rent as well. Maybe a friend has a pretty backyard garden and will lend you there place for the day.

Do some research, call around and compare prices.

Best of luck,


Love It!

Love It!:

*BOWS on everything…cakes, cupcakes, dresses, shoes, hair and bouquets.

*Pockets in wedding dresses! Yes, in a full skirt they are virtually undetectable. Pockets are perfect place to hide a hanky or a good luck charm.

*Using candy lollipops as a garnish in your signature drink.


We love the “Dream Wedding Dress” by Shape fx . It promises to push-up, smooth and control in all the right places.

The 100 percent silk dress has built-in control garments including a "hidden power-mesh slip" that supports the bust and holds everything in. The slip also features a lacy silicone hem that prevents the slip from riding up. Lined in silk organza, the floor-length gown features a sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves and shirred bodice (aka tummy tuck).

"We designed this revolutionary dress to ensure that she [the bride] will look and feel picture-perfect," says Geralynn Madonna, President and CEO of Signature Styles (Shape fx's parent company).

The white wedding dress comes in sizes 2-18 and retails for $459. While it’s certainly not the cheapest dress we’ve found it is beautiful and will have you looking great. It’s available online and by phone at 800-253-6115.


Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get. It's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.

~ Barbara De Angelis

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