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According to the "Express Weddings" feature in our September/October issue, one of the smartest strategies for a time-crunched couple is to book a space that's fully equipped (a catering hall, restaurant, or hotel ballroom), instead of finding a raw space that will require you to rent every last piece of equipment, from tables to coat racks to wine glasses. The hidden bonus: You save plenty of money, too. While the initial cost can seem high, it's unlikely that you'll have to keep a running tally of all the "extras" you have to bring in ("nuts—we forgot to budget for chairs!"). —Sally, BRIDES Magazine

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