Racks strain against the inventory, the gowns with their taffeta and beadwork encroaching on the small shop’s walking space.
Hanging everywhere is the couture of proms and christenings and, as June arrives, weddings. The attire serves the landmark events of local lives, and Phyllis Fetter toils in this industry of happiness.
For years, brides-to-be have arrived at her St. Joseph shop, delighted with the chore ahead. The shopkeeper matches them, thousands of them, with dresses that will elicit tears when seen in a church aisle and praise when seen many years later in a picture album.
It’s wedding season, and while walking down the aisle can sometimes leave a long trail of debt behind, more couples are trying to trim wedding costs where they can in this tough economy.
Brides and grooms can still manage to have a memorable wedding day while sticking to a budget, according to the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants.
The society offers couples the following tips for those looking for ways to save:
Throwing a bash to share with friends and family is something many people enjoy doing. There are so many events worthy of special affairs, including birthdays, graduations, holidays, and so much more.
Metro Creative Services
, March 22, 2009
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