cheap wedding ideas http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11151/all en-US How to Throw a Fabulously Frugal Bachelorette Party http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-throw-a-fabulously-frugal-bachelorette-party <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-throw-a-fabulously-frugal-bachelorette-party" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/bachelorette_party.jpg" alt="Women at a bachelorette party" title="Women at a bachelorette party" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Although parties honoring brides-to-be have been around for hundreds of years, bachelorette parties as they&rsquo;re known today are relatively new concepts. Nowadays, girls&rsquo; trips to Vegas and elaborate<em> fĂȘtes </em>are common ways to celebrate upcoming nuptials. Although they&rsquo;re loads of fun, bachelorette parties can also end up costing you loads of cash. So how can you avoid becoming just another broke bridesmaid (or even just friend of the bride)? Read on for the top 10 do&rsquo;s and don&rsquo;ts for having a frugal-yet-fabulous bachelorette party! (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-wedding-showers">Wise Wedding Showers</a>)</p> <h3>1. Don&rsquo;t Fly There</h3> <p>It&rsquo;s always more expensive to fly. Unless you <em>really</em> want to splurge and all your guests are in a position to do so, don&rsquo;t plan a bachelorette party across the country. If you do decide to take your show on the road, see how many girls are willing to share a car, and therefore the cost of gas, with you.</p> <h3>2. Don&rsquo;t Get a Hotel</h3> <p>If you&rsquo;re going for frugal, dishing out for fancy digs shouldn&rsquo;t be on your agenda. There are plenty of ways to stay for free. Start with girls who will be attending the party &mdash; does one of them have a great downtown apartment? Ask her if she&rsquo;d mind playing hostess to the girls for the night. Don&rsquo;t be afraid to move beyond the circle of girls attending the bachelorette party, either. If you have a relative with a vacation condo, consider checking to see whether the girls could use it for a night or two. Just remember the old campground rule, and apply it to your host&rsquo;s home &mdash; &ldquo;Leave it cleaner than you found it!&rdquo; That way, you&rsquo;ll be more likely to 1. Stay friends with the person (especially important if you also happen to be related) and 2. Be able to stay at said home or vacation condo in the future.</p> <h3>3. Don&rsquo;t Think You Have to Stay at Home</h3> <p>Just because you&rsquo;re on a budget doesn&rsquo;t mean you have to throw a bachelorette party at someone&rsquo;s house. Think about nearby attractions &mdash; in my case, a large, man-made lake is only an hour away. Tourists flock here in warmer months, and it provides excellent sun, sand, and water fun for countless bachelorette parties. Two hours away, we have a big city (bigger than my little college town, anyway) with a great bar and restaurant district that provides a great mini-vacation for girls&rsquo; nights out. If you&rsquo;re into adventure, think about taking your bachelorette party into the wilderness. Check out <a href="http://www.reserveamerica.com/">Reserve America</a> to find camping sites across the country.</p> <h3>4. Do Take Advantage of Economies of Scale</h3> <p>OK, I know I said not to get a hotel if you&rsquo;re going for frugal bachelorette party. The exception to that rule is when you spread the cost of hotel over as many guests as you&rsquo;re allowed to and that you&rsquo;re comfortable with. I would also recommend checking out vacation condos for rent at <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/">VRBO</a> &mdash; it&rsquo;s possible to find a condo for 1-2 nights that sleeps six for the same price as a hotel room.</p> <h3>5. Don&rsquo;t Rent a Party Bus</h3> <p>Of course, you should celebrate responsibly, but keeping everyone safe by renting a bus or limo will definitely push a bachelorette party from frugal and fabulous to budget buster. Instead, call a taxi company that offers van rides. You could even call before the evening starts and tell the van when to show up at various locations. If you do decide to stay in a hotel, consider choosing one with a free shuttle service. Or, as an alternative, enlist a relative or other responsible driver to transport the bachelorette party guests. Everyone should chip in to compensate them with money or a gift &mdash; it will cost less than a bus and a night of taxis!</p> <h3>6. Don&rsquo;t Hesitate to Ask to Split the Cost</h3> <p>If you are the Maid of Honor in charge of planning a bachelorette party, don&rsquo;t think that leaves you stuck footing the whole bill. Be upfront about the cost of each activity and communicate with all invitees how and when payment should happen. The more you can take care of before the bachelorette party, the better! Also keep in mind the financial circumstances of all attendees. True, you might be able to splurge on a day at the spa with the girls, but the bride&rsquo;s younger cousin might not.</p> <h3>7. Do Get Creative to Have the Party You Want</h3> <p>Speaking of a day at the spa, if you&rsquo;ve been dreaming of a spa getaway for your bachelorette party but can&rsquo;t afford it, why not have a spa night in? Try some of these <a href="http://www.myrecipes.com/menus/girls-night-in/spa-night-party-10000001864784/">music, menu, and mood tips</a> or this <a href="http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-beauty-tips/wedding-pampering-relaxation/articles/how-to-host-a-spa-night-at-home.aspx?MsdVisit=1">spa party itinerary</a> from TheKnot.com. Vegas more your style? Host a <a href="http://new.evite.com/content/ideas/casino-party">bachelorette casino night</a> at home using some of these ideas from eVite.</p> <h3>8. Do Things During the Day to Save Money</h3> <p>Who says a bachelorette party has to start when the sun goes down? Starting the party earlier in the day can not only offer some fresh ideas for bachelorette parties; it can also save some dough. If your bachelorette is a fan of craft beer or local <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-great-wines-under-10-dollars">wine</a>, think about spending the afternoon touring a brewery or winery. Or, if there is a restaurant the bride-to-be absolutely loves but is just out of the group&rsquo;s budget, try ordering lunch there.</p> <h3>9. Do Make Your Own Decorations and Favors to Save Money</h3> <p>With a little time and ingenuity, you can make any decorations to fit the theme of your bachelorette party. Not staying in all night? Buy inexpensive T-shirts for each of the girls to decorate before heading out the door. At a minimum, it will allow you to easily spot those in your group. As a bonus, identifying yourselves as part of the bachelorette crew can sometimes score you free swag.</p> <h3>10. Do Practice Good Etiquette</h3> <p>OK, this one&rsquo;s not <em>directly</em> related to frugal bachelorette parties, but in an indirect way, it may even save you money. For one, if you&rsquo;re practicing good etiquette, you won&rsquo;t break things at the venue where you&rsquo;re holding your party. It should also ensure that you&rsquo;re not shunned from Uncle Larry&rsquo;s vacation condo for ruining that antique table. Not sure what constitutes proper bachelorette party etiquette, other than not breaking things? Check out these <a href="http://bacheloretteparty.lifetips.com/cat/64542/bachelorette-party-etiquette/index.html">bachelorette party protocol tips</a>.</p> <p><em>Have you ever thrown a frugal, yet fabulous, bachelorette party? Do you have any tips on how to avoid being a bachelorette party bridezilla? Share your thoughts in the comments!&nbsp;</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/janey-osterlind">Janey Osterlind</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-throw-a-fabulously-frugal-bachelorette-party">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-a-mindfulness-journal-can-fix-your-life">7 Ways a Mindfulness Journal Can Fix Your Life</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-ways-to-sneak-more-exercise-into-your-busy-schedule">7 Ways to Sneak More Exercise Into Your Busy Schedule</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-ways-to-deal-when-you-work-with-someone-you-hate">8 Ways to Deal When You Work With Someone You Hate</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/almost-2000-uses-for-a-can-of-wd-40-1">Almost 2000 uses for a can of WD-40</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-easy-holiday-lighting-hacks">10 Easy Holiday Lighting Hacks</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Life Hacks bachelorette party cheap wedding ideas Fri, 08 Jul 2011 10:24:11 +0000 Janey Osterlind 613096 at http://www.wisebread.com Money-Saving Tricks I Learned Planning an Elopement http://www.wisebread.com/money-saving-tricks-i-learned-planning-an-elopement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/money-saving-tricks-i-learned-planning-an-elopement" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/flowers.jpg" alt="Bridesmaid with flowers" title="Bridesmaid with flowers" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I used to love weddings. Then I started planning my own, and all of a sudden, I wanted to cry.</p> <p>A few months ago, my fiancĂ© and I decided to tie the knot. We thought we'd somehow manage to have a wedding in Seattle, followed by a Seattle-area reception and then another reception in India, where his parents currently reside. It seemed like a good idea until we realized that we would need, and did not have, the following: money, resources, lots of spare time, and a love of planning stuff. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alternative-wedding-ideas-for-big-savings">Alternative Wedding Ideas for Big Savings</a>)</p> <p>The thought of flying to an exotic destination and eloping did occur to us, and then we remembered that we couldn't afford that, either (see above, Money: We ain't got none). So we decided to have a technical elopement instead. It turns out that eloping can save you a bundle of cash, and not just because you avoid having to feed a couple hundred friends and relatives.</p> <p>See, in the wedding industry,<em> an elopement is really just a small wedding</em>. It doesn't have to be spur-of-the-moment, and it doesn't have to be an exotic destination wedding. It turns out that many vendors treat any wedding under 14 people as an &quot;elopement,&quot; and some offer cheaper packages. I had never thought of our upcoming nuptials as &quot;eloping.&quot; I mean, who sits around planning to elope for 10 months?</p> <p>Apparently, plenty of people. Once we finally decided to keep the wedding as small as we conceivably could, we found that plenty of other people have had teeny, intimate weddings on a dime. Here is some of what I have learned when planning my elopement:</p> <h3>Tiny Venues Can Be a Blessing</h3> <p>Because our wedding party is so small (10 people including the bride and groom!), we were able to book a local garden conservatory for the ceremony location. The <a href="http://www.volunteerparkconservatory.org/">Volunteer Park Conservatory</a> is very strict about what you can do with the space during a ceremony &mdash; no decorations, no flowers, and no &quot;set-up.&quot; This will save me a bundle of money, because otherwise I would have blown a few hundred dollars on Chinese lanterns and flowers, easily.</p> <h3>Go with Local/Seasonal for Flowers</h3> <p>If you do get to hold a bouquet on your (tiny) big day, you can pull together a gorgeous floral arrangement at your local grocery store or florist. Just buy the flowers loose, choose local or <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flower-power-a-guide-to-frugal-valentines-flowers">in-season flowers</a>, and never utter the word &quot;wedding&quot; within earshot of your florist.</p> <h3>Ask for an Elopement Ceremony</h3> <p>Because our ceremony is going to be mercifully short, our <a href="http://www.frankonline.com/Officiant.html">secular wedding officiant</a> is charging less than half of what he would charge for a full-scale wedding ceremony. We met with him a couple of times and worked out most of the ceremony details over email.</p> <h3>Bargain with a Photographer</h3> <p>Our <a href="http://www.sarahalstonphotography.com/weddings/">wedding photographer's</a> package is literally 1/3 of the amount of a full day of wedding photography and includes &quot;engagement photos.&quot; We're skipping many of the day-of photos of everyone preparing for the wedding, because we don't like that kind of thing.</p> <h3>Put Your Wedding Online for Those Who Can't Attend</h3> <p>I'm not big of being filmed, but we are in the midst of bargaining with a videographer to have our very short ceremony filmed so that we can put it online and share it with the bazillions of relatives and friends that we couldn't have at the wedding. What, you thought YouTube was only for cute kitten videos?</p> <h3>Scout Reception Locations</h3> <p>Having a nice dinner for 10 people in Seattle isn't that hard &mdash; most restaurants we have spoken to have been able to quote us reasonable prices for our party. We haven't settled on a dinner venue, but since we're spending less than 2K on the rest of the wedding, we can afford to splurge on a nice dinner.</p> <h3>Get Married on a Weekday</h3> <p>Getting married over a weekend is expensive, but if you only have a few guests, see if you can talk everyone into attending a weekday wedding. We are getting married on a Thursday, which is one reason why so many vendors were ready and willing to work with us. It's easier to book venues, too. (Hat tip to <a href="http://www.northerncheapskate.com/">Christina @ Northern Cheapskate</a> for the reminder!)</p> <p><em>Did you elope? What are your ideas for saving money with a small wedding?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/andrea-karim">Andrea Karim</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/money-saving-tricks-i-learned-planning-an-elopement">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/4-ways-millennials-are-changing-marriage">4 Ways Millennials Are Changing Marriage</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-travel-full-time-for-17000-a-year-or-less">How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/24-tips-for-having-a-baby-without-going-broke">24 Tips for Having a Baby Without Going Broke</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-money-moves-to-make-the-moment-you-decide-to-get-married">5 Money Moves to Make the Moment You Decide to Get Married</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-things-to-do-before-the-new-year">25 Things to Do Before the New Year</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Budgeting Lifestyle affordable wedding ceremonies cheap wedding ideas small wedding packages weddings Wed, 02 Feb 2011 14:36:24 +0000 Andrea Karim 484585 at http://www.wisebread.com Alternative Wedding Ideas for Big Savings http://www.wisebread.com/alternative-wedding-ideas-for-big-savings <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/alternative-wedding-ideas-for-big-savings" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/lookingback.jpg" alt="looking back" title="looking back" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="240" height="300" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I got married in May and I couldn't have been happier with how the day went. At first, there were things I really wanted (or thought I really wanted, based on what I&nbsp;knew weddings were <em>supposed </em>to be like) that would have cost us much more money. But we decided on some frugal alternatives that ended up making the day better than I could have imagined. Yes, those other things would have been nice, too, but considering neither of us are made of money, the <strong>alternatives made me </strong><strong>just as happy</strong> and made the day just as perfect, without spending the fortune. Here's how we saved loads of money by opting for alternatives over tradition.</p> <h2>The Ring</h2> <p>Those who know me already know <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-greatest-story-ever-sold-is-a-fantasy-covered-in-blood">why I didn't get a diamond engagement ring</a>. I did research <a href="http://www.greenkarat.com/about/about.asp">eco jewelry</a> and <a href="http://www.gemesis.com/">synthetic diamonds</a>, but decided I&nbsp;really didn't want an engagement ring at all.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/ring3.jpg" /></p> <h2>The Dress</h2> <p>At the first store I walked into, I tried on a dress I thought I loved. It was a bit above my price range and the lady was a little pushy, so I decided to browse another store. I ended up taking the floor sample of another dress, one I <em>really </em>loved, and because it was the floor sample (50% off), it met my budget! Don't get sucked into buying a dress that's more than you can afford. Just because it's your <em>wedding</em> dress doesn't mean it's a free pass to overspend. You still have to pay for it, and once the day is over, you'll wonder why it was so important for you to get that dress. Take your time and look around. Be open to <a href="http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/">used wedding dresses</a> or floor samples, as well as renting. Don't bother looking at dresses beyond your price range -- sooner or later you'll find a dress that you'll absolutely love. There is a &quot;perfect&quot; dress at any price range.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/walking.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>The&nbsp;Shoes</h2> <p>I know someone who spent thousands on a pair of Manolo Blahniks to wear on her wedding day. Even if you have a dress that doesn't cover your feet, it'll still be overshadowed by your hair, makeup, and dress. Unless you're loaded and have the money to burn, it's not worth spending a fortune just for the shoes. If you're willing to spend that much on shoes, go ahead and get a pair that you'd wear down the streets of New York City, a la Carrie Bradshaw. For your wedding, a cheap pair of strappy sandals (I did flip flops), would truly make little difference.&nbsp;</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/benchshoes.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>The Registry</h2> <p>It was a no brainer for us to not register for gifts. Cash is what most Chinese guests like to give (we're practical like that), and for any friends who asked, we confirmed that we weren't registered anywhere and asked for cash gifts if they felt inclined to give something. Cash means we don't get anything we don't really need. Saves us the hassle of having to return anything.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/rmoney.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>The Ceremony&nbsp;</h2> <p>We skipped the &quot;walk down the aisle&quot; production. That saved several thousand for space rental and decorations. Instead, we took a weekend trip to San Francisco and got married at their beautiful City Hall. On the wedding day, we went to <a href="http://pr.caltech.edu/public_relations/photo.html">Caltech</a> to shoot pretty photos. Skipping the ceremony also means I didn't need bridesmaids, and all the costs associated with it (and my friends didn't have to &quot;work&quot; at my wedding either!).</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/LK_email-597.jpg" alt="" />&nbsp;</p> <h2>The Centerpieces and Favors</h2> <p>We skipped the fancy centerpieces. Flowers and vases are expensive -- even if you try to DIY. I bought 20 baskets from downtown for $2 each, and filled it up with candy and cookies for the guests to snack on while waiting for the food. We also skipped the favors. We decided guests don't really want or need to bring something back with them that has our name and wedding date on it. Instead, we placed note cards with markers and stickers for guests to write us a note, so <em>we</em> can have keepsakes from each of the guests.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/notes.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>The Entertainment</h2> <p>We skipped the DJ, and asked two of our friends to be MC's to faciliate a game that involved audience participation. Traditionally, the guests request a bride and groom kiss by tapping their chopsticks against their plates (it makes quite a racket). We made it into a kissing raffle -- everytime the guests started tapping on the plates, we picked a couple's name out of a bowl and <em>that </em>couple had to go up on stage and kiss. Then we would imitate them. It lasted throughout the evening and everyone was entertained.</p> <p>&nbsp;<img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/game.jpg" alt="" /></p> <h2>The Banquet</h2> <p>There's no beating the price for a Chinese wedding banquet, and the food is delicious. They provide the seat covers, free. They provide a sound system and microphones, free. They provide a screen (for slide shows), free. There is no corkage fee (we brought Two-Buck Chucks from Trader Joe's). There is no cake cutting fee. It's not necessary to put up a lot of decorations because it's a restaurant -- it's already decorated (unlike most banquet halls in hotels). Our menu: 10 course meal plus dessert.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/tablefood3sm.jpg" alt="" />&nbsp;</p> <h2>The Honeymoon</h2> <p>We skipped the honeymoon. We both like to travel and know that we'll plan a trip for the two of us when it's a good time (and a good deal). Granted, we dated for 8 years before getting married, so we don't necessarily need that time away.</p> <p><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u11/holdhands.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The most important thing to remember is to not make the wedding bigger than the marriage.&nbsp;I'm very proud that my wedding didn't cost a fortune, yet I thought it was a perfect day. There's nothing I was left wanting for, nothing I felt I sacrificed.</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/lynn-truong">Lynn Truong</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/alternative-wedding-ideas-for-big-savings">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-frugal-living-skills-i-wish-my-parents-would-have-taught-me">8 Frugal Living Skills I Wish My Parents Would Have Taught Me</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/7-reasons-you-really-need-to-pay-yourself-first-seriously">7 Reasons You Really Need to Pay Yourself First (Seriously)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/improve-your-giving-with-5-smart-charity-tricks">Improve Your Giving With 5 Smart Charity Tricks</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-spot-a-charity-scam-from-a-mile-away">How to Spot a Charity Scam From a Mile Away</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/flashback-friday-160-gift-ideas-for-everyone-you-know">Flashback Friday: 160 Gift Ideas for Everyone You Know</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living cheap wedding ideas wedding planning Wed, 22 Jul 2009 16:00:04 +0000 Lynn Truong 3409 at http://www.wisebread.com