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Have a Wedding for $1,000 [Kindle Edition]

Maigen Thomas
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)

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Book Description

You're engaged. Congratulations! Now what? A short, amusingly candid and clever approach to wedding planning, "Have a Wedding for $1,000" breaks it down to the basics. There are only five things you need to do to plan a wedding:

Pick a Date
Invite People
Get Hitched
Provide Refreshments

...and you can do all of those while on a budget. Follow @Maigen on twitter for more tidbits on writing, motivation, healthy lifestyle and budget weddings.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2175 KB
  • Print Length: 22 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0066XVLHG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,666 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tiny gem February 22, 2013
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First of all, this short guide is undoubtedly worth the $2, because it will save you at least that much in your wedding planning. (I'll venture a guess that you'll get your investment back a thousandfold, but I suppose that depends on what advice you choose to take and what you went in knowing already.)

But this is really about more than the money. It's a gentle reminder that the purpose of having a wedding is not to show off, to have everything match, or to throw the biggest party of your lives. The point is to celebrate your union and declare your commitment. The book's mantra is that "the wedding is not important." It's more for your family and friends than for you, and you'll enjoy it much more if you share it only with the most important people in your lives.

The main cost-saving measure, after cutting down your guest list, is avoiding a sit-down dinner. There isn't a clear outline for making the wedding cost no more than $1000 - that's almost impossible without finding free venues for the reception and ceremony - but you're advised to set a budget, based on what elements matter the most.

If a big, traditional wedding is all you've ever wanted (one that costs you an arm and a leg, probably, too), I recommend reading I Do But I Don't: Why the Way We Marry Matters, which chronicles the evolution of wedding traditions and the problems they can cause for modern brides. If you want to read about real, low-cost weddings with budget breakdowns, check out Plan the Perfect Wedding on a Small Budget.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Witty, Chaming and Useful April 11, 2012
By Krystal
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This book was fantastic, all the ideas are practical, includes the whole wedding and alternatives! It makes some great points on how to "trim the fat" and replaces expensive Ideas with perfect replacments that can still make your day perfect. This writter takes the pressure off of budjeting and uses humor which I love in a book, espessially when the topic can feel heavy!

Wonder Sweet Simple and to the Point!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT book! May 7, 2012
By USAF311
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Loved this book. No matter what budget you have in mind for your wedding, it gives you a practical view on how much weddings cost, what really matters to your guests, and gives you a priority guideline. Would recommend to anyone getting married, or even to those who are just thinking about it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I'm currently a bride to be and planning a wedding on a budget. I've been able to find a wedding website that sells wedding along with anything you could possibly want or need, especially wedding dresses on the super cheap ( Reading this book has made me realize why I'm doing all this.... the memories. Read this book and I can promise you won't want all the glitter and glam saving you truck loss of money
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4.0 out of 5 stars wish a usable checklist was included January 28, 2014
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Great suggestions and loving empowerment, thank you! I would have paid another dollar to have a one page checklist as your wrap up. I'll write my own, of course, I just like your way of expressing!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible May 15, 2013
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There aren't any real budgetting ideas or alternatives. Just a whole lot of don't dos. Not helpful at all. Their idea of a 1000 dollar wedding is offseason and early in the morning. There are very few insightful ideas, and all of them can br found in a better book by Laura Pepper.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A shot of common sense February 7, 2013
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Short and sweet but entertaining! It sets you mind at ease during wedding planning basically saying not to get carried away on spending money on whimsical wedding gimics. A short few pages of pure common sense!
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5.0 out of 5 stars My review January 21, 2013
By Taylor
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This is an awesome read that really opens up your mind to the idea of non traditional and traditional weddings. It should be YOUR tradition, something you would love to look back on in the future! It really makes your realize you can have a gorgeous wedding on a smaller budget. I love the ideas it gave and the perspective it puts on heavy planning. I highly recommend!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend
Awesome tips
Published 17 days ago by Heather Quigley
5.0 out of 5 stars Realistic and Very Useful!!
My fiance was thrilled about this book. She told me this book helped her to realized that we can have a more intimate awesome wedding without spending ridiculous amounts of money. Read more
Published 24 days ago by kenneth shifflett
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great tips!
Published 6 months ago by LisaKincaid
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a great book to encourage you if you have a limited ...
It's a great book to encourage you if you have a limited budget. I does not get specific with details but definitely helps put the event into perspective.
Published 7 months ago by stephanie thornton
1.0 out of 5 stars pretty much common sense
should have been free with the information contained inside, pretty much common sense. I'll just add it to the unnecessary items that you would purchase for your wedding
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed
Sorry I spent money on this book. A few good ideas but not worth the $1. 99 I spent on this.
Published 10 months ago by June M Liles
4.0 out of 5 stars good
It was a very useful book. It gave me some new ideas and confirmed others that I already had. :)
Published 11 months ago by Wendy Villarreal
1.0 out of 5 stars Short on details
I have gotten a lot more and better information for free from internet blogs. There was nearly nothing useful in this "book". Read more
Published 11 months ago by Anne
5.0 out of 5 stars So Helpful
it got 5 stars because everyone thinks that weddings are supposed to be so elegant and expensive but with today's economy this book goes a long way.
Published 11 months ago by Elvia Enid Valle
1.0 out of 5 stars Not what I was expecting
I thought this would have details about the little things that were done to keep the budget at $1,000. It is not. There is no actual financial data in this. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
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