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Chris Kenck and Krista Baumann were married in a short, small ceremony at the Lodge on Lake Detroit last Friday afternoon. (Brian Basham/Tribune)

Saying 'I do' on a budget

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Many brides and grooms-to-be don't have to sacrifice much to turn a dream wedding into reality and still do it on a budget.

Summer is the time for wedding bells not blues, and luckily, the smaller the community, the more affordable weddings are.


Some couples have always planned on having small celebrations, therefore more affordable receptions. Others have been cutting back on expenses that come with the big day as a result of a down economy.

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