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Wedding News -The Cheap Weddings E-zine, Issue #045
February 14, 2007
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


- Money Saving Tip

- New Ideas

- Q&A

-Love It....Hate It



Happy Valentine's Day!

Valentine’s Tips for 2007…

* Skip those super busy over-priced restaurants…stay in and cook (or order in)with your sweetheart and watch a romantic movie together!

* Start a new Valentine’s tradition! Record or write a special message to one another. This is sure to be a treasure in the year’s to come!!

Money Saving tip

If you love the hot look of colored diamonds, but they’re not in your budget, why not shop for beautiful rings made with semiprecious stones? They are just as gorgeous for a fraction of the price.

New Ideas

Crystals are showing up and sparkling on everything bridal. Crystal accents can be quite affordable when used as accents. Wear them on your shoes, dress or purse. Wear a pretty "crystallized" hair accessory for just the right touch.


Dear Lee Ann:

Is it appropriate for me to put at the bottom of the wedding invitation that there is a private family reception? We have people inviting themselves to the wedding and we can't invite them to the reception because of the cost. We intended to invite everyone to the reception that was invited to the wedding and this is causing a problem. My daughter also has friends that she would like to invite to the wedding, but because of the cost of the reception we have eliminated them from the list of attendees. Thanks in advance for your help. We thought that if we put a private family reception following the wedding that this would take care of the problem because the ones invited to the reception would get a reception card. The reception is off-site. It is not held at the church where the wedding is being held.


Hi Cheri,

It sounds like your guest list is getting out of control. It would definitely NOT be appropriate to have a private family reception. Anyone invited to the wedding ceremony should be included in the reception. Think about it, your guests may feel you are only inviting them for a gift. They also may feel like you don't care enough about them to be a part of the celebration.

You do have a couple of options to fix your dilemma. First you could get tough with the guest list. Pick a number of people to invite that is easy on your budget and stress level. I know this is easier said than done but you can do it.

Secondly, you can rethink the reception. Are you planning on having a sit down dinner? A more inexpensive route would be to have a cocktail reception, tea reception or a brunch reception.

Best Regards,

Lee Ann

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

Love It:

* We love sexy strappy shoes for spring. Strappy shoes highlight your legs and your bridesmaid’s legs too!

* We love to see beautiful skin on a bride’s face. Big Tip: Don’t start using new soap or products days before the wedding. Start a nice routine (not necessarily expensive) weeks to months ahead.

* We love practical gift registries at stores like Target, Home Depot, Linen’s and Things, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Hate It:

* High heeled shoes that are SO HIGH that the bride and her girls are in pain just as the fun begins!


Are you feeling domestic AND romantic this Valentine’s Day? Pick up a copy of “The Cake Mix Doctor” cookbook. This book will take through years of Valentine’s Days, Birthdays, and Family Parties!

Anne Byrn will show you how to make every special occasion fun and easy by following her recipes using cake mixes. This book retails for about $14.95.


May this Valentine's Day be filled with love, understanding, and contentment as you journey through life with those you hold dear.

~Darly Henerson~

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