Want to create your dream wedding without breaking the bank? We asked 50 brides to share their best cost-cutting secrets—from crafty cocktail parties to a totally genius use for pashminas. Ready, set, save!

Paying for your dream day can cost a pretty penny. Thanks to 50 incredibly creative real brides, we've found a few easy ways to save. Whether it means getting crafty with your besties or doubling your décor as favors—a few adjustments here and there can make your wedding day a lot less expensive. So what are you waiting for? Take a cue from these real brides and start clipping those coupons!

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