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The Cheap Weddings E-zine, Issue #008
July 15, 2004
The Cheap Weddings E-zine will bring you more ideas for cheap wedding invitations, gowns, cakes and more.

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Table of Contents

- New Ideas

- Q&A

-Love It....Hate It



New Ideas

We’ve always wondered why the bride and groom don’t face their guests when saying their vows. Then of course the officiator’s back would be to the guests...but who is most important? It's a great new idea for the bride and groom to face their guests during the wedding ceremony.


Dear Cheap-Chic-Weddings,

Hello, my name is Carolina. I found your site and it gave me some good ideas, thanks! I am writing to you because I just got engaged not too long ago, and I’m trying to plan it out already. But I have one big problem and I am wondering if you can help me. Some of the words being said when talking about a wedding…for example: centre pieces?? I have no idea what that is and where it s supposed to! I don’t really know much about weddings in fact! Like “do I leave out of the church right after getting married, or do I wait for the people to stand outside to wave”??? I think that I am just a little worried because he doesn’t know anything either and none of our parents got married here and they did it back in the day, so they wouldn’t know! Also because we are not planning on hiring a wedding planner… If you could find the time to write me back and fill me in, in some of these things that would be really helpful to me… Thanks.

Sincerely, “worried bride-to-be”

Hi Carolina ("worried-bride-to-be"),

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and thanks for writing to us. Center pieces are the arrangements in the middle (center) of the tables at the wedding reception. They can be flowers, fruit, candles or anything you like.

Generally the bride and groom leave the church first, followed by the wedding party and then the parents. Next, the people leave in order of front pews to back. Once outside the church you may want to have pictures taken or you can form the receiving line to greet the guests (you could wait until the reception to form the receiving line as the guests enter the party). When you are ready to leave the church grounds, your guests may throw petals or confetti as you exit to the reception.

It’s also very nice to incorporate your country’s customs into your wedding.

Best regards,

Lee Ann

Love It.........Hate It

Love It:

*Metallic shoes, purses, hair clips and all accessories

*Simple flowers for the hair

*Basket weave designs for men’s wedding bands

*Pink Champagne

Hate It:

*Wedding cakes with plastic columns and water fountains

*Red rose bouquets

*An in season wedding (i.e. June) or marrying on Saturday. Get married out of season or on another day besides Saturday, it’s cheaper.


We love Publix supermarket wedding cakes in their bakery. They’re beautiful, tasty and they are a lot cheaper than a regular bakery. Some of their stores even have fondant cakes for less than a regular bakery. If you don’t have a Publix near you, check your local grocery store.


The more you invest in a marriage...the more valuable it becomes.

Amy Grant

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