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15 Easy Ways to Cut Down on Wedding Costs

Planning a wedding on a limited budget doesn't have to be a challenge. Jessica Bishop of The Budget Savvy Bride shares her top tips to help pull off the luxe look you want for less.

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Photo: Cassi Claire Photography

Save Big With a Small Guest List

Keeping your guest list small is one of the easiest ways to cut costs on your wedding. Each guest you invite will add exponentially to your cost, so do your best to trim down your list where you can. Opting for a destination wedding is a great way to cut down your list without too much awkwardness. Of course, you could also elope and plan a small celebration for just your immediate family. Photo: Cassi Claire

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Photo: Brittney Melton

Floral Prices Vary by Season

Choosing flowers that are in season during your wedding month is a great way to save on your floral budget. Because in-season blooms are more readily available, the cost is more economical. Flying flowers in from other parts of the world in order to accommodate your tastes could be very expensive, so be sure to do the research on what types of flowers are available during your wedding season. You can also opt to go with inexpensive flowers like baby’s breath or carnations to save a bundle on floral costs. Photo: Brittney Melton

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Shopping Second Hand Can Save You Up to Half Off

If you're on the hunt for a designer wedding dress, consider shopping consignment sales or resale websites. You can find once-worn designer wedding gowns for up to half off on sites like OnceWed or Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses. Photo: Cassi Claire

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Transform Trash Into Treasure

You’d be surprised how many items you toss into your recycling bin each week can actually be used as wedding decor. Use spray paint, glitter, fabric, lace and more to transform glass jars and bottles into stunning wedding decorations that won’t break the bank. Photo: Valerie Painter of Love Greyson Events

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