You can have it all!All the trimmings, lovely decorations, a beautiful gown for the beautiful bride, 300 guests for a buffet dinner—without mortgaging your home or making payments for the rest of your life. And no one will ever guess you didn't pay full price.This book is loaded with money-saving tricks and organizing tips, as well as lots of encouragement, all designed to help you determine the budget for your wedding—then stick to it. You'll find dozens of creative, innovative ideas that will not only save you money, but make planning your wedding an enjoyable experience!In this new fourth edition you'll find:Actual case histories of four weddings that illustrate how to stay within a budget without sacrificing quality or eleganceDetails on the latest wedding trends—with tips for being fashionable at a low priceUp-to-date, average costs for everything from flowers and wedding gowns to reception food and photographyCost-cutting tips contributed by real bridesStart-to-finish guidelines for keeping track of every aspect of planning your weddingMoney-saving tips for the groomA "what to do when" calendar/timetable for quick reference Plus, two brand new sections:A special chapter on second weddingsAn invaluable listing of helpful wedding resources You can have the wedding of your dreams on a budget you can afford—for thousands less than the national average cost of a wedding. All you need is a little planning, a little creativity and this invaluable guide.
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