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I Saved Money in the Wrong Places

When I started planning my wedding I basically just went through and asked for everything on my wish list. At some point, it hit me like a ton of bricks how fast all of the bills were piling up. I couldn’t belive how much money I was spending and I went into panic mode cutting things left and right.

We all get there.

You are planning you wedding and you just lose sight of everything you are spending because it is all indifferent places: the photographer, the florist, the hotel, the welcome baskets, etc. When you sit down and add it up, you basically have a heart attack. It’s kind of like getting your credit card at the end of the month, you don’t see one charge for more than $150 but yet your bill is $1,500 and you can’t figure out how you did it. (more…)


September 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm Leave a comment

I didn’t do a hair and make-up dress rehersal

“My biggest wedding regret is that I didn’t pay the extra money to have hair and make-up fully done before the wedding. I hated the way it looked on my wedding day and in the pictures.”

You’re spending a small fortune on your wedding and the place you are going to save is by not spending a little extra money to have your hair and make-up done before the event?

That is not smart. At all.

Regardless of who is doing your make-up or how good they are at their craft, this is not the place that you want to take a chance. Try negotiating a full hair and make-up trial before you sign on with a given make-up artist – that is the only point where you have any leverage whatsoever. Also, and I hate to sound like your mother here, but this is one place that you should think hard before making decisions that you are going to have to see for the rest of your life.

For example: Tiaras are cute on 4-year olds and beautiful on Royalty. That’s it. You may have been told that you are a princess on your wedding day but, and I am sorry that I am the one who has to break it to you, you are not. You are just a very well made-up [hopefully], starved-skinny, coiffed version of your normal self. And when the pixie dust has been wiped from the dance floor, you don’t want to look back at your pictures and think that you look like as one bride so beautifully put it “Millenium Barbie”. Ok, that might be a little harsh, we actually have a few tiara hairdos that we love.


July 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm Leave a comment