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How we saved $2,000 on our wedding!

 

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The very first money-saving purchase I made was in regards to my wedding dress.  After trying on dozens of gowns, upwards of $1,000 each, I realized I wanted something much simpler.  One kind sales associate asked me if I wanted to try on some bridesmaid dresses.  The first one I tried on (even though it was purple at the time) was perfect.  Even better, it was $200!  I paid an extra $100 to order it in ivory, and the alterations were only $150!

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Here is a table of all our Money Saving techniques!

Item

Typical Cost

Our Cost

$$$ Saved!

Wedding Dress and Alterations

$1000+

$450.00

$550

Jewelry:
Bridal: 1 necklace and earrings
Bridesmaids: 6 pairs of earrings

$350

$150

$200

100 Paper Fan Wedding Programs (not including golf pencils for word games!)

$280

$63.75

$216.25

100 Save-the-Date post cards (not including postage)

$100

$25

$75

100 Seed Packet Escort Cards

$200

$42.02

$157.98

9 Centerpieces (Ours also included 6 bridesmaid bouquets!)

$450-900

$402

$48-498

Photo Booth

$650

$340.11

$309.89

Total Saved: up to $2,007.12!

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