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The Cheap Weddings E-zine, Issue #011
October 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

Short bridesmaidís dresses. Weíre seeing them everywhere and we love them. Not only are they gorgeous and usually cheaper, they are easier to wear again, after the wedding.


Dear Cheap-Chic-Weddings,

My wedding is in February and I am absolutely thrilled. I wish I could say the same for my mother! You see, my parents were divorced when I was very young. They were both also remarried when I was little. Throughout planning the wedding I have wanted to include my stepmotherÖand have, but it is causing my mother to be almost unbearable with jealousy. I donít want to have to split all the activities between the two of them, it just seems so childish. On the other hand, I donít want the experience of planning my wedding to be soured by my motherís nasty attitude around my step mom either. Any words of wisdom?

Sincerely, Casey

Dear Casey,

First congratulations on your wedding. Iím sure itís going to beautiful.

You need to sit your mother down and have a talk with her before continuing with any further planning. Tell her that she is you mother and you love her very much, but your stepmother has been a part of your life since you were a little girl and you want to include her on your big day. Tell her that you want it to be a pleasant experience for everyone. Gently remind her that this is your special day and she really needs to try to put aside her differences for your sake. Maybe you could explain to her that the stepmotherís role is much like the role of the maid-of-honor. She is a good friend who is there to help the bride every step of the way. If you mother is till not willing to get along with your stepmother, them maybe splitting the activities would be best. You donít need any extra stress.

Best of luck, Lee Ann

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

Love It:

** Satin ribbon belts

* BalloonsÖ.they are cheap and done creatively, they can be spectacular

*Cheap flowers. If you put a lot of anything for display itís magnificent


Not welcoming children as guests at a wedding. Marriage is a celebration of all members of the families. Children should be a part of all family rituals. Keep little ones happy by giving them their own special favors or toys to keep them busy.


Menís Wearhouse. Their online store has a great feature. You can build a tux online and see how it looks. But the best part about Menís Wearhouse is that with 4 rentals (starting at $49.99) the Groom gets his rental free! We love this. Check out


Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.

--Benjamin Franklin

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