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I am planning a pre-invitation survey to get a guest list headcount. Will this work?

I have been scouring all the posts and comments threads about RSVPs and guest lists, and haven't seen an answer to a tricky question. How do you deal with guest list ambiguity when you live in an extremely expensive area, 2/3 of your desired invites are from out of town, and venues require guaranteed minimums on catering?

Is it over okay to make a survey for your friends and family to gauge best-guesses for will they/won't theys for a wedding a year and a half or two years away?

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Bait-and-switch brides: would you lie to vendors to get a better deal?

If you're planning a wedding, you've probably realized just how much wedding vendors will mark up their prices when they know it's for a wedding. You may be pretty peeved that you're having to pay a "wedding tax" for something that would cost less on any other kind of occasion. But in most cases, these extra costs are incurred with good reason. Despite this, some couples are trying to snag a better deal from their vendors by withholding the fact that the service will be used for a wedding instead of, say, a vow renewal, family party, or similar. We've heard these called "bait-and-switch brides."

3 ways to save mad cash with affordable wedding invitations for budget savvy weddings

We're seeking out ways to save cash on your wedding invites since y'all don't have unlimited money, amirite? I hit up one of my faves, Minted, to see what they had in the way of cost-saving options and affordable wedding invitations. Thankfully, budget savvy weddings can be a thing with a couple of new styles of invitations that save money for both you AND your guests (think postcard stamps instead of regular ones and way less bulk).

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Wedding planning in a box? This wedding planning kit is the organizing tool that will save your sanity

Wedding planners are often a bit of a conundrum to newly engaged couples. What do they do? How can they help? Are they even affordable to me? We decided to speak to an amazing NYC-based wedding planner and partner of ours, Sarah at Pollyanna Events, to see what the whole deal was with wedding planners. Thing the is, Sarah introduced us to a whole NEW concept for couples who may not be able to afford the whole kit-and-caboodle of wedding planning. And I needed to introduce this to you because it.is.RAD.

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Your ride-or-die fashion haul store now has REALLY affordable wedding dresses!

Y'all know we love a good deal on clothing, and T.J. Maxx is one of those places you can count on for a kick-ass fashion haul for work and life (and of course, wedding guest fashion). Huge news, though: they now carry wedding gear(!) including mother of the bride gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and the biggest win… seriously affordable wedding dresses. We're talking tons under $100.