Bridesmaid on a Budget

Bridesmaid on a Budget

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Bridesmaids today face an average expense of more than $3, 000 when they accept the invitation to be in a bridal party. Add in the cost of travel and lodging--which is increasingly becoming necessary, with the growing popularity of destination weddings--and that $3, 000 climbs to an even higher price tag. It's hard to say no when a friend asks you to be a part of their wedding, but in this economy, most bridesmaids just don't have the money to participate--not without ending up with a handful of maxed-out credit cards and a whole lot of resentment, anyway. In qBridesmaid on a Budget, q Sharon Naylor--the author of multiple best-selling budgeting books for brides--offers women advice on how to beat the system. Naylor gives tips on where to find the best, most affordable dresses and accessories; planning fantastic (but low-cost) showers and bachelorette parties; giving a great wedding gift without emptying your pocketbook; minimizing the extra expenses of a destination wedding; and more. For the almost 10 million women per year who become one, qBridesmaid on a Budgetq is an indispensable guide to being a brilliant bridesmaid--without breaking the bank.These might be a yellow cake with lemon filling, a vanilla cake with buttercream filling and strawberriesa€”the real crowd-pleasers. ... layer of smooth, thick icing in favor of the more popular (and some say tastier) whipped cream or butter-cream frosting. ... to lay the top layer right on top of the bottom, rather than elevate it on pedestals (which is going out of style, anyway!). ... Ask a talented friend or relative to make a simple sheet cake with minimal design, and reimburse her if you requireanbsp;...

Title:Bridesmaid on a Budget
Author:Sharon Naylor
Publisher:Seal Press - 2010-12-28


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