An occasional series on ways to save big money on your big day.
Thank your wedding party
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Thank your wedding party

You owe your bridesmaids and your groomsmen. They are your friends, brothers, sisters, and siblings-in-law, and you couldn’t have done this whole wedding thing without them. Give them something good in return.
Brides, find 'something blue'
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Brides, find 'something blue'

No blue in your bouquet or color scheme? No worries. Pick a detail that reflects your personality and aesthetic and get suggestions from our guide, like this blue bird cake topper.
Stemming your flower costs

Stemming your flower costs

The average couple spends a staggering $1,819 on wedding flowers today. To slash costs, brides are ordering and arranging bulk blooms from websites and local vendors. Even brides who don't have the time or extra hands to do their own flowers are looking for ways to save money on professional arrangements.
Find a dress for less

Find a dress for less

What's a fashion-forward yet budget-conscious bride to do? You can elbow through the racks and crowds at wedding superstore David's Bridal for a dress and be done with it. Or, you can research and shop around to find your fantasy dress - without going way over your budget. Check out these money-saving ideas.
Inviting ideas

Inviting ideas

Once you figure out when and where you'll throw the wedding of your dreams, you should let your family and friends in on the particulars. That's where save-the-date cards come in.
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