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Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot: How to Plan a Church Wedding for Less Than $5,000
Saving money as you plan the most important day of your life isn’t about cutting corners; it’s about avoiding being taken advantage of. While the nationwide average for planning a wedding takes 11 months and nearly $30,000, Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot shows how you can plan a beautiful church wedding in less than six months for no more than $5,000.
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Paperback, 185 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Relevant Books
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This book has some great ideas and tips for having a budget-conscious wedding. I like that the author gives the 'bargain', 'budget', and 'bling' ideas for each category depending on how much you want to spend. It has good advice about talking to vendors and even alternatives to the traditional things. Using the suggestions in this book, you can have a fabulous wedding with exactly what you want for $5000 instead of $30,000. Excellent!
I found this book somewhat inspiring because I don't read much about wedding planning, and it was nice to know that it is possible to have a nice wedding for less than a zillion dollars. However, I feel like most brides would read this and think it wasn't really rocket science. I did like that she gave ideas for spending less, spending moderately, and spending more on each area that was discussed.
For a bride (or groom)-to-be planning a church wedding who wants to honor God in her vows AND her budget, this book is incredibly helpful. Some ideas may be tacky and others unrealistic, but overall I got a good idea off of every 5th page; Not bad for a wedding book--most have had one idea in the whole thing.