If you set a budget for groceries, keep to it. If you need more room, use manufacturer and store coupons to get more bang for your buck. Food is one place where people overspend and there are no refunds available for buyer’s remorse.
Either we put our own hand to our hair or we skipped services altogether and it helped keep more money in the bank that ultimately went to bigger payments on student loans or into our wedding savings account.
I had tons of items in my home that I no longer needed but were in great condition. Plus, with the merging of our households, I had more leeway to get rid of things I’d ultimately no longer need. I managed to get instant cash by selling things on Craigslist.
Just as recommended above, sell what you don’t need. After the wedding is over, utilize craigslist or other avenues to recoup your expenses (provided the condition of the items is still good). We did this with our vases and a few other odds and ends.
Wherever possible, buy wedding items that can be repurposed or sold.