Planning A Wedding?

Unique Ideas for creating a budget friendly
Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding

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Planning a wedding? You are at the right place. Our family celebrated two engagements within 3 months of each other . . . so it was back to back weddings for us!! Now we are planning wedding #3! We have had a crash course in wedding planning on a budget times three! Both our couples now happily married, two wonderful weddings to remember and we are happy to report that you CAN have a beautiful wedding on a tight budget. Planning a wedding for the 3rd time has been a breeze with all these great tips.

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Our Happy Couples : So follow along as we share our "double tested", budget friendly suggestions. You can scroll down the whole page or use these links to find the specific ideas you may be wanting for engagement gifts, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, wedding gifts and of course the wedding ceremony and reception.

Planning a WEDDING Reception

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Our newest addition to this section.  The most fun and funny wedding reception idea... the traveling picture frame.. everyone wants to jump into the picture! See how to make one for your wedding!



Our Top 10 Tips For Planning A Wedding On A Budget Here are the best ideas we found while planning the two weddings to save money but not sacrifice a beautiful celebration when planning a wedding. See our Top 10 Tips.


Do I need Wedding Insurance? A good overview of the needs and benefits of wedding insurance. It is money well spent while planning a wedding to protect your special day against unforeseen circumstances. Learn about what wedding insurance is and what it can cover in this informative article.


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How to Make Wedding Gift Bags to Welcome Your Out Of Town Guests What better way to thank your out of town wedding guests, than to have a gift bag to greet them upon their arrival. See how to make them and what to put in wedding gift bags.

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More ideas and picture for Wedding welcome gift bags to leave in the hotel rooms of your out of town guests.. easy and creative and fun. The ideas are inexpensive and you can make them yourself!


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Inexpensive Wedding Reception Centerpieces.. elegant and budget friendly ideas for beautiful, budget friendly wedding reception table centerpieces.. some you can do yourself!


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Add a Candy Buffet to your wedding reception! See how to plan a wedding candy buffet Candy bars are all the rage at weddings these days.. here's how you can organize your own candy buffet for your wedding reception.


Tips for finding Inexpensive Wedding Invitations Take a look at our Three C's" for saving money on wedding invitations.


Do-it-yourself wedding ideas
Things you can make yourself for the wedding that will save you money
When planning a wedding, these are the wedding items we found that were easiest to do yourself and can save you hundreds of dollars.


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A Fun Save The Date Party Idea A great idea to help your bride get her Save The Date announcements ready to mail. See what our bride's bridesmaid planned to help her get the job done!



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A Post Wedding Brunch .. to have or have not??? While planning a wedding, should you have a brunch the morning after the wedding or plan another fun event.. see what we did in lieu of the traditional post wedding brunch.


A Creative and Caring Wedding Favor Idea Skip the candy coated almonds and plan a personal and thoughtful wedding favor for your guests. See how our couple did it.


Our two favorite online sites for great bridal shower and wedding supplies are
American Bridal and Beau Coup

Shop Wedding Supplies at AmericanBridal.com Shop Bridal Shower Favors @ Beau-coup.com

BRIDAL SHOWER IDEAS

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Creative Bridal Shower Ideas A resource center for bridal shower ideas from themes, to favors to decorations, menu suggestions, centerpieces, invitations and even gifts! It's all in here, so come take a look.





REHEARSAL DINNER IDEAS

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette - Commonly Asked Questions about planning a wedding rehearsal dinner We compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions received in our Celebration Suggestions forum and then we answered them! Not sure how to plan you rehearsal dinner.. start here.



Ideas For Planning Your Rehearsal Dinner Celebration Our best ideas for planning a rehearsal dinner that will be a memorable celebration for all.


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Unique Rehearsal Dinner Invitations Look at these adorable wedding rehearsal dinner invitations.. the wording is beyond cute!



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Rehearsal Dinner Decoration Ideas.. Make them yourself! Make your own rehearsal dinner table decorations and then see how they can serve as your seating chart as well as a gift for the couple!  Or turn a silk flower into a bride!


Rehearsal Dinner Favor Ideas.. Add Some Fun To Your Celebration Everyone loves party favors.. here are some fun ideas for rehearsal dinner favors that will delight your guests.


Rehearsal Dinner Centerpiece Ideas... ideas for centerpieces, placecards and more decorations


Ideas for an Outdoor Wedding Rehearsal Dinner Are you planning to have your rehearsal dinner at an outdoor venue? Some good advice from our Celebration Suggestions forum community.

Unique Wedding Favors from Beau-coup.com

Engagement Gift Ideas

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Creative engagement gift idea to celebrate the special event! Take a look at this cute gift that can serve as a Christmas gift too!


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Engagement Gift Ideas Are you invited to an engagement party and struggling to find the perfect gift to bring? Here are some thoughtful gift ideas, perfect to celebrate this special occasion. Our personal favorite.. a wedding countdown clock! Set the wedding date and have fun counting down the days, hours and minutes!


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Mother of the bride gift Here's a thoughtful gift for that busy Mother of the Bride. It would work great for the Mother of the Groom gift or a useful gift for the bride herself! Show your friendship and love with this Wedding Week Survival Kit that you can make yourself.


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Wine Basket gift idea.

Here's a fun gift idea.. a basket of wine complete with clever poems that can attach to each bottle. A great idea for an engagement party gift or Bridal Shower entertainment.. let the bridal party gift it and read the poems aloud! Plus it makes for a pretty centerpiece for the gift table too. This wine basket would be a perfect addition to your rehearsal dinner too!


More Engagement Gift Ideas Here are some more engagement party gift ideas that our own brides received and enjoyed.


Special Wedding Gift Ideas

Picture Perfect Wedding Gift Idea This is such a thoughtful gift and so easy to put together and will be treasured by the newlyweds too! You could also give it as an engagement gift.


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A Unique Wedding Gift Idea... The Red Plate Tradition One of our favorite gifts ideas for brides, babies and baptisms.. start a family tradition with Red Plate tradition. Post includes a printable poem that we wrote are the perfect add-on to the gift.





Creative Bridesmaid Gift Ideas ...AND... Unique Groomsmen Gift Ideas  Here are some creative suggestions as you search for wedding party gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen!


First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage... baby shower ideas next!

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Our favorite Bridal shower, Baby shower or Baptism gift idea.. Gift the Red Plate tradition.. free printable poems to enclose with the gift

Easy Bridal Shower Favor.. send the ladies home with nail polish to get "Polished Up" for the wedding! Order the favor tags here!

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