Wedding Budget Tip #28: Do your research.
This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB where we share wedding budget tips to help you save money on your wedding! You can access all the wedding budget tips on a single page for your convenience and future reference. This post is all about being savvy when you’re planning every aspect of your wedding.
Wedding Budget Tip #28:
Do your research! Always explore the options + shop savvy!
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Do your research when planning your wedding to find the best possible options within your budget.
If there’s one piece of advice that bears repeating over and over again, it’s to do your research. If you don’t take the time to compare all the options, how will you know if you’re actually getting a good deal or not? A budget savvy bride puts in the time to price compare, shop around and gather quotes to get the best estimate of her overall costs before booking any vendor.
Research gives you the information you need to make the best decision
Whether it’s your venue, catering, photography, or flowers, be sure to gather info from your top candidates. Compare and contrast the quality of the work against the cost. Also, be sure to consider if your personalities are a good fit to work together as well. Sure, it’ll take you a bit of extra time, but the money you’ll save in the long run will make it worth it.
Doing proper research takes time
If you choose to work with a planner, they will often have this kind of legwork done for you ahead of time, but if you’re going the DIY planning route then this advice is imperative.
If you want to save the most money and make the most of your budget, time can be a far greater asset than dollars.
When it comes to purchasing items for your big day – be it decor items or bridesmaids dresses – be sure to shop around. Always look for coupons, discounts, sales, etc. Find something you like in-store? Check online to see if you can find a cheaper price on it. (Amazon is a place I pretty much always check– I’ll even price check on my iPhone right there in-store!)
If you’re willing to spend the time to do the proper research or wait patiently to pounce on the best deals, you can save significantly on just about every aspect of your big day.
Want more savvy shopping tips? Check out these posts:
Budget Savvy Online Shopping
Bargain Shopping Online
Deal Sites for Brides on a Budget
So tell us: how do you shop savvy when it comes to your wedding?
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