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Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot

Special Guest: Cara Davis, author, blogger, wedding planner and cheap ways aficionado

Description: When you plan a wedding or a big party, you can choose bargain, budget or bling, without sacrificing quality or style. Join us for an entertaining and creative show with Cara Davis of CheapWaysTo.com for every step down the aisle from invites to cake, and everything in between.


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Show Index:
00:36 Intro: Weddings on the Cheap
01:36 First Step in Planning
05:06 Cheap Tips! Date & Location
11:34 Cheap Tips! Paper & Decor
21:32 About Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot
22:25 Cheap Tips! Food & Cake
28:51 Cheap Tips! Dress
34:36 Cheap Tips! Photography
38:24 Cheap Tips! Gift Registries
43:15 Closing Comments

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About Cara Davis 

Cara Davis planned her dream wedding in seven months for less than $5,000. Her book, Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot and blog CheapWaysTo.com is all about helping couples plan their wedding day with a little cash, a lot of creativity and healthy amounts of elbow grease. Cara lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jeff, daughter Madilyn and dog Macey.

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Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot

Cara's Blog

Free Budget Worksheet & Newsletter

About the Book

Saving money as you plan the most important day of your life isn't about cutting corners; it's about avoiding being taken advantage of. While the nationwide average for planning a wedding takes 11 months and nearly $30,000, Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot shows how you can plan a beautiful church wedding in less than six months for no more than $5,000.

This ultimate guide for the engaged busts myths, shares negotiating tactics and points out easy, no-effort ways to save on invitations, flowers, pictures and entertainment without sacrificing quality. Most importantly, it deals with the underlying issue of good stewardship that young couples can develop at the outset and continue throughout their marriage.

Each area of wedding planning (dress, invitations, decoration, ceremony, reception and photography) is broken into three different scenarios (bargain=$, budget=$$, bling=$$$). Depending on their budget, the reader can follow one track, or mix and match to splurge in areas they feel more strongly about (like pictures vs. food). Get it on Amazon.

Weddings, Food, First Home, Shopping, Giving Back and More!

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