With the new year just around the corner, chances are you’re possibly looking at a friend or two getting married in the next twelve months. While it’s always an exciting time to watch a dear friend go off into marriage, the costs associated with such can be daunting to say the least, especially if you’re the bridesmaid or maid of honour. Check out our easy bridesmaid’s survival guide to saving money the easy way when it comes to weddings – especially if the dress, shows and accessories aren’t being covered by the bride.
When it comes to saving money for weddings, borrowing is something that can be hugely useful. Whether you’re the bride, bridesmaids, groomsmen, or just a guest, there is no telling just how helpful borrowing items can be. If you know someone who recently got married, borrowing things like candle holders, place setters, linens and more can help immensely. Not sure about something you already have in terms of clothes? No problem – check with friends and family members for things like shoes, ties and more to see just what someone else may have that will fit the bill for that upcoming big day.
Buying online is honestly a bride’s dream come true. Saving money is key when planning a wedding and buying online helps bring that budget back in line a little bit. Whether you’re looking for prom dresses wholesale, long evening dresses or plus size dresses wholesale, ordering your dresses online is a key way to keep costs low. Plus by ordering online, you can occasionally snag a bulk deal too, so if you have multiple bridesmaids to buy for, you’re onto a winner. Look into buying online, because when you mention the word ‘wedding’ in a shop, the price can seem to magically jump sometimes up to fifty percent.
Are you a bridesmaid and the bride is getting a bit carried away with costs and throwing money away? Why not gently suggest some cash friendly alternatives when it comes to things like shoes, jewelry, accessories and the like? After all – is anyone going to really see that teal Tiffany box the necklace came in? Not really, so why stress over it? A necklace from another, quality but lower priced retailer can be just as good if not better, so why not save a few dollars and go with that? After all, you’re there to help the bride make good decisions, so help reign her in from time to time.
Sock Funds Away Now
When in doubt, sock money away now. If you know a wedding is coming up, why wait? Put twenty or thirty dollars away every couple weeks now to create a little savings for wedding expenses – especially if you’re in the bridal party or are parents or family of the happy couple. Expenses such as parties, clothes and the gifts are going to rack up fast, so you can say bye bye cash when the big day comes. Take it from us – you won’t regret it.
There you have a couple of sure fire ways to save money when it comes to weddings. Hopefully these tips will help you avoid any wedding snafus in 2020. Good luck!