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You vs. Your Budget: 7 Pro Secrets to Saving Money on your Wedding!
July 07, 2010

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Table of Contents

- Extra Extra

- Money Saving Tip

- New Ideas

- Q&A

-Love It!




Congratulations to Galit Zeierman of Ramat Gan, Israel. She is the Grand Prize Winner of the 2010 Cheap Chic Weddings Toilet paper Wedding Dress Contest!

Galit won $1000 for her short, flirty wedding dress design. She used 6 rolls of TP and it took her about a month to complete!

Ericka Andrade of Winnetka, CA. won second place and Bailie Bickford of Carlsbad, CA. won third place for her creation.

The three winning dresses plus two others will be permanently displayed in Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Museums.
2010 Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Winner

And in Case You Missed It:

Exciting News! We are now featuring YOUR stories, photos and ideas on Cheap Chic With the help of Content 2.0 you can share your best, worst, funniest, craziest, coolest wedding tips, concepts, thoughts or whatever.

Soon, you'll see invitations to submit on just about all of our pages.

But for now you can go to:

wedding gowns

wedding contest

wedding receptions

Check them out and look for more!

Money Saving tip

7 Pro Secrets to saving Money on Your Wedding:

1.Cut your guest list…we know it’s hard, but it will save you hundreds, maybe thousands on your wedding.

2.Eliminate as much paper from your invites as possible. It not only cuts down invite costs, but cuts down on postage as well!

3.Use double duty favors, if you have any at all. For example, a small photo frame can also serve as a place card.

4.Opt for in-season flowers or better yet, locally grown flowers.

5.Use something other than flowers in your decorations and centerpieces. Greenery, fruits, candles, cheese and crackers all make lovely decor!

6.Don’t get married on Saturday. Saturday remains the most popular day to get married, and is more expensive for certain venues, caterers, vendors, etc.

7.Full open bars are expensive! Offer Beer, Wine and a signature cocktail or spiked punch.

New Ideas

While short wedding gowns are popping up everywhere, romantic full-skirted gowns are as popular as ever. Full gowns don’t have to be pricey…you can achieve this look by adding an apron made of layers of inexpensive tulle right over a simple dress.



I am trying to find out how to get a sponsor for a wedding, my sister and her fiance wants to get married, but financially, they can’t afford it and I am trying to help them in every way I can. If you have any information regarding sponsors would you be so kind to tell me about it?



Hi Shelice,

You are truly wonderful for helping your sister with her big day! Having a Sponsored wedding is a good way to help with the costs of a wedding. It takes work and persistence. You must be willing to show your potential sponsor what you are doing to give them in return for their sponsorship.

We write a little about it on our site here: Also we have some ladies who have had luck with this on our site. Just scroll down through the posts. You will see a link about Sponsored weddings but also other ideas to get money for a wedding. You can read about them on these posts:

Hope this helps!

Best of luck,


Love It!

Love It!:

•Comfort Foods at weddings continue to hold popularity…Choose classic dinners like pasta, meatloaf and mashed potatoes, burgers and mac and cheese!

•Adding personal details to your wedding. This is ideal for the DIY Brides out there. Add your monogram, photo stickers, quotes, wording to invites, programs and favors too!

•Social Networking makes it easy to share. Facebook, Twitter, Blogs and personal wedding websites all allow the bride and groom to share as much or as little as they like! Perfect for out of towners who want to feel a part of the excitement!


I just finished reading “The 5 love Languages” by Dr. Gary Chapman.

I highly recommend this book for everyone who is getting married….just married or married for 50 years.

It was so interesting to find out my own love language and my husbands.

Dr. Chapman has a way of really helping you understand what you and your significant other really need to feel loved. This should be required reading for EVERYONE getting married.


Come live with me and be my love,
 And we will some new pleasures prove
 Of golden sands and crystal brooks,
 With silken lines and silver hooks.

~ John Donne

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