Weddings are expensive. It is probably the biggest event you will ever plan and hold, with the largest price tag to go along with it, so when you find ways to trim the fat, it can make a huge difference to your budget.
Borrowing a friends classic car instead of using a limo, having a friend or relative take a cake decorating class and making your wedding cake, or using the church hall instead of a banquet hall are just some of the ways you can cut the costs, but in this day and age of digital, this one really caught my attention.
What do they do with them afterwards? If they have lots of money, they may end up in a landfill (not good), or given to friends, but these days there is another option - sell them or even give them away on Kijiji.
This is where the savings comes in of course. If you aren't too proud, you can probably find almost everything you need for your wedding decorations and maybe even a few things you hadn't thought of, all on-line for a "slightly used" price. Most of the decorations have only been used for one day and are in stellar shape. With a little dusting off or a quick run through a washing machine they can be made as good as new.
Have you heard of a cost saving tip? Why not share it in the comments below for other brides to read!