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    If you sew make your own dress and the bridesmaids dresses. ÝIf not then go shopping at 2nd hand shops. ÝI have seen brand new wedding dresses for under $100.00 at some Thrift Stores. ÝThe same for pretty gowns the only problem I see is they may not all be the same design. If that doesn’t appeal, check the internet especially ebay (make sure you review comments about the seller before making a purchase). ÝAlso since paypal offers a guarantee refund over (I think) $50.00 twice a year for the buyer I would use paypal. ÝCheck them out for details. ÝYou can find beautiful dresses (many new) there. ÝMy friend Ýhas sold many new gowns on ebay. ÝThere are also dealers that might have several sizes of the same gown for your bridesmaid outfits. ÝYou can rent mens tuxedos or use nice suits. ÝThe wedding can be outdoors in a friends or family members yard followed by the reception. ÝOr have the wedding at your church and the reception in the basement or local fire hall. ÝFor food you can make your own. ÝThen store it in the refrigerator at the fire hall. ÝMy friends made vegetable platters and had sandwich platters for guest to make their own. ÝThey even served sloopy joes and bake beans from crock pots. ÝOne of the guest made the cake as her gift. ÝYou could ask other guest to do the food as their gift as well. ÝMake sure they are reliable Ýand have an emergency supply of snack food on hand in case there would be a problem. ÝHave the wedding start after lunch and end before dinner and just serve snack food. ÝMake sure you tell them it will only be snacks and the wedding cake in the invitations. Flowers could be dried and saved from friends and familys special events. ÝThis takes a big effort on your part but a lady did this for her daughters wedding a few years back as reported on the news. ÝDo a search on this topic. ÝYou could get them from your local grocerier cheaper than most florist if you want real ones. ÝIf the wedding is in the summer Get them free from friends or public land (where permitted) from their flower beds. ÝYou could use silk ones for your bouquet and ballons for the rest of your decorations. ÝRegarding invitations you can make your own and hand them out. ÝInclude a reply card with a stamp and your telephone number to send an R.S.V.P. Ý

    Check out the Dollar Stretcher articles for ideas. Ý ÝDo a search using ‘frugal wedding ideas’ as your key words for other web sites that have wedding ideas. Ý Ý Ý