How to find "Something Borrowed" for your wedding

Your wedding day is the most memorable day of your life. After all the preparation is over, the last few steps of walking down the aisle to unite with your loved  one to say your vows is the only thing on your mind. As you know there is a great deal of preparations that go into a wedding before you put on your princess veil and unite in holy matrimony.

If you have just got engaged and have started your wedding planning, it can be a little overwhelming as you probably still overly excited and now you are figuring out where to begin. It does help if you have a sibling who has got married before who can offer valuable advice.

For those of you that don’t have a sibling to count on, we are here to help. All special occasions have traditions. The same goes with a wedding. You can choose to adopt these traditions or you can go against the grain and make your own. It is common practice to have ‘something borrowed’ on your wedding day.

We thought it would be a good idea to teach you how to spot great ‘something borrowed’ items for your wedding using your local classifieds. The more you save on the small things, the more money you have to spend on the magical things like your honeymoon getaway.

Let’s get started so you can start saving big on your wedding day by finding things that are ‘borrowed’ and that you can make a new. Below is a quick and easy wedding shopping list that you can use to find your:

You can find any else you may need for your magical day in our wedding category.  We wish you all the best with your wedding planning and may this help you not to turn into that feared bridezilla everyone speaks of.

For those of you that need extra ideas when it comes to décor, it is always a good idea to head to your regional wedding expo with your bridal party to decide on the final touches. Check out our 2012 wedding guide below:

Check out these upcoming Bridal Expos in the first quarter of 2012:

Oakfield Bridal Expo
Oakfield Farm Bridal Expo: Will be held on the 21st and 22nd of January 2012 in Muldersdrift at the Oakfield Farm Wedding Venue.  This venue has become renowned for its slick co-ordination.

Bridal Indaba
Bridal Indaba: This event is held on the 4th and 5th of February 2012 at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, Johannesburg. It’s the top Bridal Show in South Africa, drawing the experts in their fields who will assist in making your dream come true.

Expo4Brides
Expo4Brides:This event is held at Hall J at the Tswane Events Centre (formerly known as the Pretoria Show Grounds) on the 18th and 19th of February 2012. More than 120 specialists in the bridal business will be exhibiting their products and services.

Canal Walk Bridal Fair 2012
Canal Walk Bridal Fair: This event is held at Canal Walk in Century City in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town from the 24th of February to the 26th of February 2012. Excited brides-to-be can use a little assistance when it comes to planning their dream wedding. Over 150 professional suppliers will be on hand to help with expert advice.

NWJ Bridal Show
NWJ Bridal Show: This event is held from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2012 at the Durban Exhibition Centre. The show has an extensive range of exhibitors providing all the special services you will need for your big day. Find décor, flowers, music, divine confectionery, the most beautiful invitation or the perfect venue all under one roof.

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