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Wedding Advice explains. "For our wedding, it was just Mike and me, surrounded by everyone we love." "Being analytical about how you spend your dollars will keep you on track and ultimately all decision-making will be easier on you and your husband-to-be," she adds. "Your budget has all the answers." Tip #3 I N C O R P O R AT E R I T U A L S W H I L E A L S O P U T T I N G Y O U R O W N S TA M P O N T H E D AY. The gown is tailored; the tuxedo altered. The menu is created to suit dis- tinctive tastes. With all of these custom-made notions blending for the perfect day, shouldn't the actual ceremony follow suit? Rebecca Zeidel They also took some matters like the flowers into their own hands— a laid-back, non-crafty approach that kept the focus on the love, not the expensive bill. "I'd say we're not DIY types, but we did it ourselves," she says. She suggests skipping the typical expenses that the wedding indus- try leads brides to believe are must-haves such as the engagement photo shoot, welcome gift bags, wedding favors, photo booths, etc. "Keep it simple. Keep it all about the love that everyone is there to cele- brate," she suggests. Also think about forgoing a bridal party. "You'll save on giving your friends presents, subsidizing their bridal gowns or groomsmen suits, buying their bouquets and boutonnieres, and paying for their day of hair and makeup — and a whole lot time spent coordinating," she E R I C B A R R Y W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 6 130

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