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The Cheap Weddings E-zine, Issue #031
January 15, 2006
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


Once again PINK is it. More now then ever. Pink wedding gowns are everywhere as well as pink diamonds, rose gold, pink champagne, pink shoes, pink flowers and cakes.


Dear Cheap Chic Weddings,

Thanks for all the great tips it's been a big help. I just wanted to ask you if you've heard of people using a cake made out of styrofoam? I want to save money anywhere that I can. Is this for real and is it cheaper?

Thanks, Kathy

Hi Kathy,

Lots of people have asked us about fake cakes. Yes they are for real...ha ha.

Many bakeries will do this for you or you can even do this yourself. You can get the styrofoam from the craft store. Hold it together with skewers. Ice the fake portion. Bake a small cake to place on top for you and your hubby to cut. Decorate to match. You can serve your guests from sheet cakes cut up out of sight.

If you don't want to do-it-yourself, ask your bakery about it. It's a great alternative if you want to have a large cake without the expense.

Best Regards,


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

Love It:

*Flower trend: bright, bold tropical blooms.

*Retro wedding themes: pick a decade (50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's) use touches throughout including your dress, accessories, hair and make-up.

*Miniatures: mini everything from desserts, wedding cakes, champagne bottles and tea lights or anything else you can think of.

Hate It:

* Surprise weddings: best left for the rich and famous.


We love IKEA online (and store) shopping! IKEA offers FLAIR at a fair price. The IKEA look is young and fresh, and we like them because they offer cool things for brides to use at cool prices. Look for cheap table runners and placemats, vases starting at $1.50, candles starting $1.99, mugs as low as 50 cents and tea light holders for 99 cents.

IKEA is a great place to visit if you are thinking of doing favors or decorations yourself. Catch them at


Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.

~Author Unknown

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