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The Cheap Weddings E-zine, Issue #021
July 15, 2005
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

Lucky Brides…

Short; nicely manicured natural nails are in. No need to use high maintenance dragon nails! Whether you do them yourself or have them manicured, keep your nails trimmed and filed in a square shape. Paint in natural and sheer colors for a classic bride look


Dear Cheap Chic Weddings,

I am getting married next April and I am so happy. There's just one thing that ruins it for my fiancee and me. My future in-laws insist on inviting more people than I planned on having. We are on a very strict budget and we just can't afford that. They are making it very stressful for us and they don't offer any financial help. What can I do?

Thank You,


Dear Mandi,

Have your fiancee talk to his parents and see if they can work out a solution that is acceptable to everyone. He should politely let them know that having so many people is just not an option without them footing some of the cost.

If that doesn't solve anything you could have a very small and personal wedding ceremony/reception and then ask your in-laws to host a cocktail party for all the people they wanted to invite (at their expense). Best of luck, LeeAnn

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

Love It:

1. Chocolate brown mixed with other yummy colors for rich looking schemes. Use brown with fiery orange/red or yellow or even pink.

2. “Off the Beaten” path wedding locations. Choosing non-traditional wedding sites can sometimes save you a bundle. Think about using a local park or pool area. Consider a ranch or farm, a museum or gallery. Choose a cool historical place where you live.

3. Ring bearer’s carrying your ring on something other than a pillow. Use a velvet pouch, a decorated basket, a hand carved box, or any container that goes with your theme.

Hate It:

We hate it when couples feel pressured by family members to do things their way! This is not the time to add stress to the bride and groom. Let them make their own decisions. Trust them…they know what they want!


Not really sure what to buy the bride and groom? Check out They offer gift certificates to use online or at favorite locations. Their certificates can be used for hundreds of brands.

Choose from all sorts of retailers, restaurants, theaters and even hotels. This is especially great for the friends and family members who procrastinate.


From This Day Forward…

From this day forward, You shall not walk alone. My heart will be your shelter, And my arms will be your home.

Author Unknown

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