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You're engaged and planning your wedding — what a wonderful time in your life! It's exciting to plan a day you may have been looking forward to for a long time. There are so many plans buzzing in your head, so many things to do and buy and arrange, and you feel like spending whatever it takes to have what you want.

That's exactly how the people in the wedding business hope you're feeling. There are hundreds of businesses, books, magazines, and websites out there just waiting to tell you all the things you need and how much you'll have to spend to get them. While it's tempting to blithely and blindly spend your way to the altar, you need to think carefully about the future to avoid starting your married life with financial problems.

You might feel that budgeting your wedding takes the fun, romance, and excitement out of planning the most important day of your life. Not true! But feeling taken advantage of and going broke truly will take the romance out of your big day.

That's why The Everything® Weddings on a Budget Book, 2nd Edition is exactly what you need. It will guide you to the particular budget that will work for you and help you spend wisely to have the wedding and honeymoon of your dreams. Being on a budget does not mean you're skimping or settling for second best. A budget is simply a thought-out plan for spending wisely, no matter how much or how little money is involved. Even celebrity couples planning their weddings in Italian castles establish a budget.

Today, most couples and their families and friends have busy, busy lives. They don't have time to run around and investigate a dozen venues and stores to save money. That's why The Everything® Weddings on a Budget Book, 2nd Edition includes ways to save time as well as money. After all, you want to be able to live your life while you're planning the next step in it. Wedding and honeymoon planning can't be all you do and think about for months on end!

This updated second edition is filled with new practical advice as well as more budgeting and time worksheets. It includes suggestions from many brides, their friends, relatives, parents, and wedding professionals. With their help you, too, can make your wedding and honeymoon dreams come true.

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