Want more bang for your wedding buck? Recycle, regift, donate (tax deductions!), and sell off as many of your wedding-related purchases as possible. Here's our guide to outsmarting your bottom line.


There are many ways to reuse wedding paper and accoutrements: Unused place cards are great for dinner parties at home; cut off the motif or monogram from leftover programs and menus to make mini gift tags; and use table-number holders to display holiday cards on your mantel.

Give Away
All the hours that you're spending on your wedding invitation's design make it a small work of art. Be sure to frame at least one for your desk at home. Better still, get the wording engraved in a silver tray or etched in a glass plate—elegant and thoughtful gifts for your mom, dad, and in-laws.

Photo: Aaron Dyer | Invitations: Ceci New York

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