Yep, you read that right. Just when you think you've seen it all, along comes a dollar store with a bridal registry. I don't know what couples would register for at 99-cent Only Stores, but I'm trying to get more information. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, if you or someone you know is getting hitched down the road, you should check out the selection of wedding frills you can get at dollar stores. Depending on the particular store, you will find wedding-worthy candles and candle holders, various cake decorations, circles of appliqued tulle, a ring bearer's pillow, beautiful fabric flowers for bouquets (I used two stems in this bouquet) and even the bride's garter. I also saw wedding bubbles, head gear for flower girls and various shaped containers for wedding favors like acrylic baskets, champagne glasses and swans. There were bags of white pom-poms for the car, thank-you notes - in fact, more great stuff than I have space to mention, and none of it was more that $1 per item or package.

You can save a heap of money by making your own centerpieces and putting together your own party favors. It's the day that's important, not how much money you spend on it. You may not opt for a dollar store bridal registry, but the dollar store sure can help to accessorize the day beautifully.

Marlene Alexander is a freelance writer and dollar store diva. She writes free decorating ideas and tips featuring only items from the dollar store.

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