This tip is a biggie that can result in big savings! Negotiating terms with wedding vendors can take on many forms. It is not always as simple as asking for a lower price for any given service. The first step to negotiation is doing your homework. Know what the going rate is for services in
It takes a special kind of bride to really capitalize on this tip. If you love to shop and find bargains, this tip is for you. Use it wisely and save big bucks! With elaborate craft and party stores in almost every neighborhood and endless online resources for wedding and party supplies, purchasing items directly
Finding dual purposes for elements of a wedding is one of my favorite ways to reduce spending. For example, personalized favor boxes filled with an edible treat can double as escort cards when you simply add the table number. Guests will find their box on the escort “card” table, use it to find their seat
DIY! That’s right . . . “do it yourself.” Let me preface this by saying, please do not make the mistake of doing it ALL yourself. There are so many great resources for DIY brides these days, but no matter how simple each project seems unto itself, try to do too many and you’ll soon
If you’re in the process of planning your wedding or another event, I don’t have to tell you that there is no shortage of vendors in any given area.How do you determine which one is best for you? Of course, with budget being such a large factor for most, it is tempting to compare vendors

Think small to save BIG

In today’s economy, I meet with more and more couples who are struggling to plan their dream weddings and not break the bank. Although I am always full of tips on how to multipurpose items or create inexpensive “DIY” decor, the bottom line is that the best way to lower your cost is to downsize