First things first…jump on that registry. While you may love the bride and groom, you don’t want to procrastinate too long and get stuck with nothing but the $ 400 blender to buy.
Next, consider the bridal shower. Whether you’re in charge of throwing one or just chipping in, you can do it without breaking the bank. Skip the caterer and keep the food simple, or even make it yourself. And use a friend or family member’s location instead of renting out space at a restaurant or venue.
Lastly, for you bridesmaids, don’t alter your dress at the dress shop. The average in-shop alteration can cost anywhere between $ 20 and $ 80…sometimes more! Remember, you’re probably only going to wear this dress for one night, so try going to a local tailor to adjust those hemlines – it can cut your costs by up to 50%!
Keep these tips in mind during this next wedding season, and you’ll find that an invite to the big day doesn’t have to mean big spending!