You can have a beautiful wedding that looks like it's straight out of a magazine without forking over the big bucks. Cut corners on things that don't have to be perfect. For example, I had a beautiful wedding cake but it was the simplest tiered cake our local bakery made. Absolutely delicious and under $200 (for 250+ people!). We added leftover twigs and flowers from the florist. I think Martha would have been proud.
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