Jan. 4, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

40+ Tips To Get More Out Of Your Wedding Budget

TAGS: WEDDING TRENDS, BUDGET, AUSTIN, WEDDING DRESS, DECOR, DEALS

Thanks to Rachel from Austin Wedding Blog for sharing her tips to get more out of your wedding budget with us.


40+ Ways to Get More Out of Your Wedding Budget


As a recent newlywed, I know first hand that planning a wedding can be expensive. The average cost of a wedding in 2010 was $23,867 and while this may seem like an eye-popping number, it's not hard for a bride and groom to easily spend this amount to put together and celebrate their big day.


Don't get me wrong, I've seen some spectacular budget weddings (1K-5K) that are truly stunning, but most brides don't have the time (nor talent) to create a DIY project for every aspect of their wedding.


Luckily, there are other ways you can shave some dollars and not feel like you're skimping on the important parts of your celebration.


Keep reading for Rachel's budget saving tips…

May 17, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

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