Every former bride always warns that it’s the “little things” that break the bank when it comes to wedding planning. You’ve already saved on the dress by shopping with Azazie of course (you smart cookie, you!), so we thought we’d share some of the budget-conscious tips that we’ve discovered:
Rent Your Accessories
If your accessorizing game could be described as “Kate Spade on a K-Mart budget” then Rent the Runway is definitely your friend. You can easily spend $75 to rent a necklace but you can also rent dazzling designer accessories for as low as $5. And when I say “designer,” I’m talking Oscar de la Renta, House of Harlow, Kate Spade – the real deal. Being cheap never looked so expensive!
When you have your eyes set on designer items like Louboutin sparkly heels, it’s hard to justify a $1k shoe budget. One way to get those luxe items: luxury consignment. TheRealReal, online store sells gently used beauties for a tenth of their original price. Now, you don’t have to forgo those sparkly shoes you dreamt of walking down the isle with.
Thumbtack your look
If there were awards for MVPs in wedding planning, Thumbtack could easily take home the trophy. The process is simple: fill out a short questionnaire stating exactly what you’re looking for, like “Wedding hair and makeup for seven people, must be willing to travel to my hotel in San Diego. Budget is $700. Notes: I want pinup hair with big barrel curls.” Thumbtack sends an alert out to all of their vendors in the area that match your criteria, and any interested vendor will respond back to you with a proposal. Easy-peasy! All your potential vendors come to you instead of you spending hours searching. See: How to feel like a queen.
Do you have other tips or advice for saving big on the big day? Share them in the comments!