10 Money Saving

Tips from Real Brides

One of the biggest challenges involved in planning your wedding (and something engaged couples fight most about) will be sticking to a budget, so finding ways to save here and there will be key in reducing your overall spend.

Over the last 8+ years of running TheBudgetSavvyBride.com, we’ve featured hundreds of real weddings by couples who’ve planned their weddings on a budget of $20,000 or less. Without further ado, here are 10 Money Saving Tips from Real Brides!

Money-saving strategies that allow you to pull off the look of a luxe wedding for less.

“Don’t buy things you can make yourself. It’s easy to rack up a lot of money, especially if you’re on a time crunch, but if you figure out a way to do what you want for cheaper, do it!

Do It Yourself When You Can

Amanda says, “The day is about you and your significant other. Do what makes you happy and forget about the rest. We struggled with the idea of keeping the guest list to a minimum, and in all honesty, we had some disappointed family and friends. In the end, they all still love us and so does our bank account. I wouldn’t have done it any other way.”

Do What Makes Sense For You

Erica says, “We saved a lot of money by selecting a venue that would allow us to work with our own vendors and we did as much DIY as we could!”

Find a Venue That Will Let You Bring In Your Preferred Vendors

Tori’s advice:  “Keep things simple!..."