50 Real Brides' Tips for Saving Money on Your Wedding

Budget
Money-Saving Tips for Your Wedding

Photo: Patricia Heal

Want to create your dream wedding without breaking the bank? Check out these tips from brides who shared their best cost-cutting secrets!

Get Crafty
"My husband and I made fourteen tissue pomanders by hand to decorate the aisle at our wedding ceremony. It took a lot of time and effort, but it saved us a ton. And it looked amazing!" —Laurie M., Margate, N.J.

Skimp on Stamps
"We chose postcards for our save-the-dates. It saved us money on postage and envelopes!" —Kelly N., Omaha, Neb.

Plant Some Memories
"In keeping with our antique-garden theme, I potted cheap flowers in clay pots and used them to brighten up the reception tables. After the wedding, we decided to plant the perennials in our yard. Now we have colorful mementos in our garden that we can enjoy for years to come." —Nancy C., Lafayette, Ind.

See all 50 money-saving tips in the complete slideshow.

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