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1. Use your friends and family. Rather than having a professional wedding coordinator, a singer-for-hire, or a caterer, use (and even abuse) friendships & kin.

I totally agree. I did luck out in that my mother does taxes and books (both personal and business) on the side. She just happened to do the books for a caterer, printer, and baker. I got a lot of things at cost (lucky me). Plus, being a member of the Elks Lodge, I was able to get a great hall down on the bay (Newport Beach, CA) for practically nothing. When two young people get married, they need to use every resource at there disposal to start life together in a good way, not with a ton of debt that they have to spend years paying off.

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