Creating Your Own Wedding Ceremony? Try These Helpful Tips

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Cost Considerations

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Traditional marriage etiquette dictates that the wedding is paid for by the bride’s family. Today’s couples, however, may be having a second marriage, or be old enough that they’re not expecting this financial windfall from the family. Since most of us cannot afford to pay for everything to be professionally provided, this provides an excellent opportunity to involve friends, and give them an opportunity to feel they are an integral part of your celebration. Even if you can afford to “go first class” I advise against that cold formality, and suggest that you have a do-it-yourself project with friends. Many young couples try to match the weddings they see on TV, in celebrities’ lives, or in magazines. This can present financial problems, and lead to Bridezilla meltdowns or temper tantrums. Don’t let your fantasies get out of hand. Spend the money on a lovely trip or use it as the down payment on a house instead.


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