Ways to Save Money When Planning a Wedding
by Ashley Beck
What are the ways to save money for my wedding? What are
the wedding tips? These are questions that continually arise when planning a
wedding. Here are few tips to get you started saving money on your BIG day!!
First, when you are a bride-to-be, you have "Take Advantage of Me"
written all over you. Most brides dont know how to negotiate and will pay the
first price offered. If someone is to going to pay that price, great, charge
it. But you dont have to pay that exorbitant price!! Dont think that the first
price they offer is the lowest one they are really willing to take. Since most
young brides are new at weddings, vendors know they can get away with a lot
more...including the price of their services or product.
A great tip
for working with vendors: When a vendor calls you back the very next day
saying, "I have someone else looking at that same date; I need you to make a
decision now." 90% of the time, they are lying. Unless you absolutely trust
them because they are friend or youve had many good recommendations to use that
person, either find someone else or wait and make sure that is who you want.
Dont be pressured into buying either products or services, you dont feel 100%
comfortable with. Be choosy! Pay what you want, not what they want! Negotiate
till you get a price youre comfortable with and is in your budget.
next wedding tip is there is normally a 25-30% mark-up if it says "Wedding."
Yes, this is true. When a vendor, store, or product says "Wedding Shoes,"
"Wedding Photography," etc... It will always be more expensive than "Normal
Shoes" or "Normal Photography." Keep this in mind when you are shopping. Try to
find those things which arent specifically "Wedding." This will save you lots
You dont ever have to pay premium price for anything! Don't
do it!! Find those less expensive vendors!!
One way to keep track of
all the different vendors in all the areas you have to plan is a Wedding
Organizer. Normally these can be expensive at a Wedding Store or Barnes &
Noble, etc... Why not create your own for a fraction of the cost?? All you need
to do is go to Wal-Mart, Office Depot (somewhere like that) and get a three
inch 3 ring binder with a slip cover in the front, three hole dividers and
three hole plastic business card holders. Label the dividers with all the
different categories you will need for your wedding. Put business card holders
in each category. This way you can keep organize all the different places and
vendors you visit. Also if you get a three ring binder with a slip cover, you
can put a picture of you and your fiancée in there. This way everybody
can see "your guy."
A helpful tip: Once youve decided on a certain
vendor and completed a contract, take out everybody else that you're not using.
This will help keep the weight of your organizer down!
Ashley Beck is President of Affordable Wedding Secrets.
She looks over all the information on saving money on your wedding that she can
get her hands on. She pulls out the best and shares that with you! Her company
offers free tips and tricks to help you save money!! She wants to give you 4
secrets to save money on your wedding favors at
- Learn how to make your big day gorgeous even if you're
on a tight budget.
- Give me 45 minutes and I'll have you started planning
the wedding of your dreams on a shoestring budget!
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