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As all our thoughts turn to romance this week, this Saturday will see huge numbers of loved up men popping the question. But the big question that they’ll be asking soon after is ‘how can we get married without breaking the bank?’

As the credit crunch bites, brides to be are still spending huge amounts of cash to get their dream day and almost half admit they will blow their budget to get the ultimate day.

But the quest for the ultimate wedding on a budget has a sad side and 67 percent of brides are struggling with the stress of organising without overspending

Julie Tooby, who specialises in planning chic weddings on realistic budgets, said: “It’s easy to get carried away when organising a wedding and this can lead to stress, arguments and massive overspending. So many couples think that the only way to get a dream wedding is to buy it and that’s not the case. A wedding where the couple has put thought, rather than cash, into...

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