5 Genius Ways to Save Big & Plan a Dream Wedding

Hello again my savvy brides!

Today I want to share with you some quick and easy money-saving tips to help you have a wedding that looks much more expensive than it actually is.

Let’s go straight to the point and I hope you find these tips useful.

#1-Buy Decor From Recycled Wedding Websites-

Think about it, what do you do with those candle holders, table runners, signs and tons of other stuff you spent so much money on and used only once? The answer: recycled wedding websites. It’s a great way to buy items that have been used only once while being kind to the environment and saving tons…brilliant!

I mean, where else can you find stunning sequined table runners for about $19 each?

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Tradesy.com

Or this adorable “Just Married” burlap sign for just $5?

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Bridalgaragesales.com

Or a set of 100 amazing gold charger plates for only $1.25 each?!

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Ruffledblog.com

#2-Skip Crazy Sample Sales and Buy a Designer Dress at a Massive Discount

We all want that drop dead gorgeous designer dress of our dreams, unfortunately, it usually comes with a hefty price tag. And call me crazy but getting elbowed in the eye at a sample sale is just not my idea of romantic wedding dress shopping.

The solution? Preownedweddingdress.com. Here you will find tons of designer dresses for every budget and taste…trust me, it’s insane!

You can find killer deals like this gorgeous Inbal Dror normally worth $10,500 for only $5,900…sighhhhhhhh….

inbal-dror-mermaid-pockets-2015-860595-preowned-wedding-dresses-com-5900Or this dreamy Lazaro for only $2,000, originally priced at $5,675!!!

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#3-Rent Floral Decor Items.

Find a florist offering the option of renting items such as branches, hanging candles votives and vases, this way, all you have to purchase is the actual flowers without having to worry about discarding those beautiful but very annoying branches afterward.

#4-Book a Venue With As Much As Possible Included

Many brides mistakingly believe that having a wedding at a warehouse or farm will save them money. While this could be true if those places are equipped for weddings, it can also be a logistical and expensive nightmare. You will end up being responsible for renting tables, chairs, linens, tableware, setting up lighting, heating/ air conditioning etc.

A better option is to find a venue with all of the above included and all you have to do is personalize it. If you aren’t the traditional venue type of bride, don’t stress, there are many options available, you just have to be creative in your search. The Park Savoy in New Jersey, for example, is a gorgeous estate with vintage decor and cozy feel, equipped with one of the most beautiful bridal suites I’ve ever seen (bar included!), gorgeous gardens and ceremony area. The best part is that it is actually very cost effective and you don’t have to spend much in decorating it.

#5-Prioritize What’s Important to YOU and Splurge Only on That

I don’t know about you, but to me, a wedding without great food and music is just meh. Things like outrageous decor and expensive invitations are not that important to me.I prefer a place with outstanding greenery that speaks for itself, and I am perfectly fine with printing my own invitations and signage. I would, however, spend whatever necessary to have incredible food and unforgettable music.

Every couple has a different set of priorities or must-haves, so figure out what that is for you and don’t skimp on it, then cut corners on the other stuff.

And don’t forget to live by the wise words of Eleanor Roosevelt:

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Until next time my gorgeous girls.

Live, love and be married…

♥ Anadina

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