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    14 Ways To Save On The Wedding Of Your Dreams

    Cut out the middle men. You've got this.

    1. Choose elements that are personal and practical, not just trending on Pinterest.

    2. Choose DIY projects that multi-task.

    3. Ask your guests for music requests instead of splurging on a DJ.

    4. Don't be afraid to book a non-traditional wedding venue.

    5. Give cheaper items — such as printed invitations — a personal touch.

    6. Buy wholesale flowers and arrange them yourself.

    7. And save a few flowers to make any cake fancy.

    Opt for food that actually tastes good and doesn't cost a fortune. All you need to do is pick up a few white round cakes from the grocery store and dress it in a few of those flowers you bought for the bouquet. Learn how to effectively place your flowers here or get a few more ideas from 28 Insanely Creative Ways To Decorate A Cake That Are Easy AF.

    8. Or nix the fancy cake for something you like better.

    9. Buy your tablesettings, decor, and even a dress from brides that have already said 'I Do.'

    10. Mix up a big batch of your "signature cocktail" and serve wholesale champagne, wine and beer.

    11. Do your own hair and makeup.

    12. Ask for help if a project is intensive but important to you.

    13. Negotiate pricing for the services you do pay for.

    14. Have fun with it!

    If all this wedding planning is giving you stress-hives, these 32 Ways To Make Planning A Wedding So Much Less Stressful might be helpful.