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1001 Ways To Save Money . . . and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding 3rd Edition

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ISBN-10: 0071611452
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With more than 100,000 copies in print, 1,001 Ways to Save Money . . . and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding has helped thousands of couples just like you afford the wedding of their dreams!

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With the average wedding costing more than $25,000, many brides-to-be are disappointed to find their ideas of a perfect wedding financially out of reach. But they don't have to be! In this newly revised book, you'll find plenty of updated budget-trimming tips and helpful websites to ensure that you have the best of everything-from cakes to caterers, from bridal registries to bridesmaids' dresses, and from invitations to decorations-all at a fraction of what you might expect to pay.

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These creative money-saving hints, tips, and strategies cover such topics as:

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  • Flowers and decorations .
  • Invitations .
  • The rehearsal dinner .
  • Wedding cakes .
  • Honeymoons .
  • Photography and videography .
  • Rings .
  • Bride's gown and formal wear .
  • Catering .
  • Reception entertainment .
  • And much more! .
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You'll also learn where not to cut corners, how to help your family and bridal party save money, and where to find free assistance, all without compromising on the wedding of your dreams. This valuable book also includes several cost-comparison sidebars that will help you make decisions that could save you hundreds-or thousands-of dollars. The savvy bride-to-be can't afford to be without this comprehensive guide to turning a fantasy wedding into a reality!

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About the Author

Sharon Naylor is the author of more than thirty wedding-planning books. She is the wedding Q&A specialist at iVillage Weddings and PashWeddings.com and a contributing editor for Southern Bride. She has been featured in InStyle Weddings, Bride & Groom, and Vows.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition (December 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071611452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071611459
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,516,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. McGuire on July 7, 2004
Format: Paperback
I thought this was a good book. Wearing an old pair of shoes may seem far-fetched to some, but when you are just starting out, getting little or no help from your family, and trying desperately to plan a wedding for less than $5K, some of the ideas that seem far-fetched to some are perfectly reasonable to me. This book was written to cater to any bride, no matter her budget, who is trying to save money. Some tips will work for those who have $10K to spend, some are aimed at those who have next to nothing. Do not think its a terrible book because some of the ideas seem cheap to you. I think this is a well balanced book for all ranges of budgets.
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This book may appeal to someone who has very little experience making or doing anything for themselves and/or trying to save money. Although there were a few helpful suggestions I hadn't thought of, most of it was common sense. Basically, this book just lists suggestions for alternatives to going to a bridal salon and spending whatever they tell you you need to spend. If you know that the wedding industry is an enormous, extremly profitable money-making business, you are already on the lookout for inexpensive alternatives.
I expected volumes of names, addresses, and phone numbers of secret business listings that are not in the phone book. instead, the same 800 #s for dress makers, invitations, and airlines that you can find in many bridal magazines and/or phone books are listed, with the suggestion to comparison shop! On the bright side, I guess it's nice to have all the numbers in one place.
If you are a second time bride, have ever shopped at a thrift store (to s! ave money), or ever think about and use alternative shopping methods (such as Christmas shopping in June), your money is better spent on your wedding; you've already considered most of the advice in this book.
If, however, you usually spend money without a second thought and only now have to implement a budget for your wedding, rush out and buy this book.
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I have looked at/read a number of `how to' wedding planning & idea books. Many have the same information, but this book did have some additional ideas. I am an older, second-time bride, therefore, I don't have friends whom have recently married to ask for help or recommendations. The author did list ideas that I had not thought of and I did find many of the suggestions for saving money helpful. One idea I plan to look into is renting a nice automobile for the weekend, instead of a limo for the day. We will have a small wedding party, (therefore no need for a large limo) and I have grown sons, one of which will be happy to drive us. No need to worry about the limo and driver arriving on time, or running over at the end of the evening, or the cost of a tip. Some of the ideas in the book may seem common sense, but when you are in the middle of planning and making decisions, you may over look the obvious. The author lists many suggestions for planning ahead, so you don't have to spend more money later to correct an oversight, or mistake.

I'm sure you could use her ideas to save you the cost of the book and more.
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This book is filled with ridiculous ideas. For example, a suggested way to save money on a wedding gown is to buy it at a garage sale? Or instead of buying new white shoes, just wear an old pair..but remember to clean them up! Or..if you do not want to spend money on a florist, just grow your own flowers, and create your own bouquets. I was looking for some realistic answers...and there are a few in this book, but overall, I think it was a definite waste of my money.
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Over the period of 8 months or so, I have been actively involved in assisting my daugher, Melissa, plan her wedding. Sharon's first book entitled, "Mother of the Bride Handbook", proved to be a definite must when addressing questions to protocol and etiquette. However, "1001 Ways to Save Money" offered tips on how to seek value in preparation without looking as if cost were the No. 1 priority. Information on seasonal flowers was most helpful. Sharon offers tips on how to be kind but firm in dealing with inflexible individuals. This book offers insight into how to tactfully handle situations that could pose a difficulty with inter-personal relationships with families, as well as dealing with issues with regard to finances.
This is a book not to be overlooked when planning a wedding.
It allows you viable alternatives to making selections for wedding preparations that otherwise would be out of reach.
It clearly presents choices that deal with the wedding venue. Indeed, this book will help you to obtain the most for your money.
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By fezabel on January 30, 2007
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This book has a lot of good ideas, checklists, and contact information (websites, phone numbers) for just about everything you need for a wedding. The tips are in short paragraphs compiled by category so you can easily highlight the ones you think are important without a lot of reading. Highly recommended!
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By April B. on August 22, 2006
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I found some very useful ideas in this book. I would recommend buying a used copy to save a couple bucks, but it is worth it.
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First, the edition I bought may not be the most current one. I still have found this edition very relevant and so helpful. The more recent editions will have updated cost comparisons and reflect whatever changes in technology and internet services there may be.

This is a very useful tool, so useful that I haven't felt hampered by the older publishing date. This book will help you to figure out what questions to ask, how to ask them, how to stay organized and how to avoid problems with contract disputes. Now, some brides are very savvy about this planning stuff already, but I fall in the "totally clueless" spectrum. This book is so perfect for anyone who is "clueless" but I strongly suspect it will also be a helpful guide for those who are more savvy. If I was a Wedding Planner, I would encourage my clients read this, as I think it would make them easier to communicate with.
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