The Frugal Bride and Groom: Write your own song

As we enter the wedding planning season (you have booked the country club already, right? The best band in town? Ordered those flowers that need to be planted today in order to have them fresh for the ceremony?), one item that you may not have thought to include in your budget is a personalized song.

After all, you wouldn't want the newlyweds to dance at their reception to music sullied by its use at countless other, less elegant soirees, would you? Still, I wonder if the services of tailoredmusic.com, a company that claims to create songs especially for you, is worth the money.

Its services start at $269 for its budget product, an assemblage of in-stock pieces, with "insert name here" flexibility in the lyrics. The final product is performed by professionals and presented to you in CD and MP3 format. For an actual, made from scratch, song, expect to pay much more.