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CaraHi! I’m Cara Davis, author of CheapWaysTo.com….

My 20s were packed full of wonderful milestones, including graduating from college, moving to a new city, meeting and marrying my husband, and having a beautiful daughter, who is more fulfilling than anything I’ve ever experienced.

My 30s brought another amazing daughter. I made new relationships, sharpened and expanded of my skill set, and tried to organize my home and life (although there were many twists and turns).

As I approach my 40s, my hope is to help guide others facing similar milestones, and to provide insight and experience that may help them avoid pitfalls or needless worry.

I’m not an expert. But I believe one of the most powerful ways to help others is to let them know they’re not alone. So whatever you’re planning, facing, celebrating or changing, my hope is that this blog can help you LIVE BIG and spend small.

My speciality: Cheap Wedding Tips!

I began this blog in 2005 after I planned my wedding in under six months for $5,000. My tips have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Colorado Brides, Chicago Bride Magazine, Destination I Do Magazine, St. Louis Bride & Groom Magazine and many more.

CheapWaysTo.com is your source for the inside scoop on cheap places to marry in Nashville and beyond. Check out our newest wedding guides for:

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This blog originated when my book, Cheap Ways to Tie the Knot was published in 2006. My book was published as a follow-up to a book my employer published called Cheap Ways To … and that book was a compilation of an article series I curated on RelevantMagazine.com, and featured the writing prowess of Jason Boyett, Margaret Feinberg, Josh Hatcher and Katie Meier. I still recommend the book. You can buy it here.


About the Author

Cara Davis, author of three DIY books, Cheap Ways to Tie the KnotWedding on a Budget and Budget Wedding Boot Camp, is a content consultant and the former editorial director for Relevant Media Group. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, Fox News, The New York Post, Forbes and CNN, and she’s been quoted in USA Today and The New York Times. Cara received a degree in journalism and a minor in communication design from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. After 11 years in Orlando, FL, she hangs her hat in Nashville again, where she lives with her husband and two daughters and drinks copious amounts of coffee.


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