Once you get engaged, it doesn’t take long to realize that planning a wedding is going to cost more than you originally thought. Once you’ve set your wedding budget, it’s time to allocate those funds to bring your big day to life. There are three simple strategies you can adopt for shopping for items for your wedding that are sure to save you every step of the way. Read on for my best tips for savvy shopping for your wedding!
If you plan ahead and have an average (or longer) engagement, you’ll have even more time to snag things for your wedding for less. Take advantage of seasonal sales to score wedding items at a discount.
For instance, shop for candy for your wedding candy buffet after Halloween, Valentine’s Day, or Easter when most stores slash the prices of their holiday candy. Or score awesome deals on decorative items, bridesmaids dresses and more during Black Friday or Cyber Monday!
Before you buy a single thing for your wedding (or otherwise) always check for a discount, coupon, sale, or other special offers. Don’t spend more than you have to.
Save big on your wedding invitations from Minted, order your bridal accessories for less from David’s Bridal, get your shapewear from Spanx, or select your wedding makeup from Sephora at a discount.
Online coupons are easier than ever to find, and you should definitely be using them no matter what you’re shopping for–but especially your wedding purchases!
Setting your priorities will help you determine the aspects of the wedding are important to you and your partner. If you value experiences over tangible things, consider focusing more of your budget on your food and entertainment instead of your attire or flowers. You could choose to snag a simple white dress from Lulu’s rather than spending a fortune on a designer wedding gown.
Or if you want to have lots of details included in your big day without the big price tag, consider what you could create yourself to decorate your wedding for less. Get yourself a Cricut machine (on sale, of course!) and then create Cricut wedding projects to your heart’s content!
Fear not, dear brides and grooms-to-be! There are countless ways to cut costs on every aspect of your wedding day. Starting off with these three strategies as a guideline will keep you on track and on-budget! Happy wedding planning!