"Money-saving" Ideas That Will Cost You Your Dignity

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"Consider an intimate destination wedding: You'll be able to slash the guest list and combine it with your honeymoon."

Combine your wedding with your honeymoon, so everyone you know will be there the whole time. Won't that be fun? You and your husband can have a romantic dinner while your entire family sits at the table behind you. Then you can all go back to your room and watch Grown Ups on pay-per-view. Better yet, get some roll-away beds and your parents can split the room with you.

To be fair, I did learn something from these horrible ideas: It all comes down to what you can live with. It's the same strategy I use when I vote: I choose the candidate who's the closest to my way of thinking on things that really matter to me, then just try to let the other stuff go.

Revised wedding wish list:

1. A nice dress
2. A picturesque location
3. A good meal
4. Paper invitations
5. Real cake

April Winchell has been a talk radio host, a sitcom writer, an advertising executive and the voice of hundreds of animated Disney characters. In October of 2009, she created the hit website Regretsy.com, which led to the publication of "Regretsy: Where DIY meets WTF" in April of 2010. Even though she has been writing professionally since 1989, she still finds talking about herself in the third person really uncomfortable.

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