(Closed) Money Saving Tips

posted 10 years ago in Money
Post # 17
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

The location can be a huge expense- if you can find an inexpensive or free location, you can save a lot of money.

Post # 19
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

Do a picnic, BBQ or just appitizers if they have a lot of guests.  They can do a bunch of smaller cakes instead of the big wedding cake.

Post # 20
90 posts
Worker bee

Buy the vases for your centerpieces at a Dollar Store or online- Saved huge

Buy wedding dress online after finding in store- Saved $1000 🙂

Buy ties/shirts for groomsmen online- $10 per tie/$20 per shirt

DIY Michaels invites (sorta DIY)- Use 40% off coupons, also bought favor boxes and cut them to size

Print your own wedding photos, ask only for DVD: saved $1500 on photo package, and photographer admitted she takes prints smaller than 8 by 10 to a chain store anyways

Biggest savings by far was the wedding dress.  I was kinda nervous, but it arrived perfect!

Post # 21
1014 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

skip anything that’s not really necessary.  pick a beautiful location that doesn’t need a lot of “dressing up” with decorations.  use the items your venue has on hand, and skip rental “extras” like chargers/color napkins/fancy chairs.  if you can, narrow down the guest list, or look into brunch/morning or friday/sunday reception.  make what you can, and utilize help from friends and family.

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