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October 2013 - Posts

Jennifer's final blog post explains how to make the most of your friends' skills!

Weddings are expensive. Everyone knows that, and it’s not just the bride and groom who are affected. Weddings can be expensive for guests as well; some, who despite their absolute desire to be part of your big day, really can’t afford a present. Of course, as the kind hearted bride you are, you tell them not to worry about a gift…but that’s not satisfying either. People who love you will want to contribute something to mark the occasion of your wedding, which is why this...
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Jennifer explains the inventive ways she slashed her wedding costs!

I mentioned in my first post for hitched.com.au, that my husband and I did our wedding on a budget, and I thought I’d share with you today some of the great ways we found to cut back on costs. Stationery We started the whole wedding planning process off on a very thrifty note by making our own invitations (and later our wedding programs). I bought some lovely paper and card from a fancy place in the city, some cute little gold pins to hold them together and planned a day with my mother, sisters...
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Take it outside - your venue at least!

For most couples, the biggest single expense for your big day is the cost of the venue. As soon as you start speaking to a professional venue, you can start watching the dollar signs add up. Ever since watching The Godfather, I’d always dreamed of an outdoor wedding reception so when our wedding planning started, and our guest list started to grow and grow, I threw out the very expensive quotes I had for reception venues and manor style homes and promptly hit up my parents to have our reception...
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Jennifer from lessthanapineapple.com offers some serious budget advice...

I’m Jennifer from Less than a Pineapple , and over in Pineapple territory there are two things we care about…fashion and the price being under $50… Clearly, there is not much hope of bringing your wedding in under $50 but I’ve still got some great budgeting tips to share with you all. One of the harsh realities of life is nothing is guaranteed to suck a big stinking black hole in your bank account like a wedding has the potential to do...well maybe babies and house renovation...
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