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10 Incredibly Useful Tips For Saving Money On Your Wedding

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Recently, we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their tips and tricks to planning a wedding on a budget. Here are some of their suggestions...

1. "Pick the three things that are most important to you and your partner."

Portrait of a young newlywed couple holding hands and walking outside on their wedding day

2. Try to find a venue that can accommodate both your ceremony and reception.

A top view of a bride and groom's shoes and bouquet

3. Tables and chairs for your reception don't always have to come from wedding rental companies.

A barn interior setup for a wedding reception

4. Just because a dress isn't marketed as a wedding dress doesn't mean you can't wear it for your wedding!

A woman wearing an off-white gown

5. Take advantage of local bridal shows and sign up for all the giveaways!

A hand reaching into a clear bowl to pick a lottery winner

6. "If you can’t afford a full-on planner, use a day of coordinator to give you help and peace of mind the day of your wedding."

An event planner surveying the wedding decor

7. "For the wedding cake, say it's for an engagement party, NOT a wedding."

A bride and a groom is cutting their wedding cake

8. "Ask your attendees for gifts of service."

A couple who have just been married leave the service with their friends and have a group photo taken

9. Save money on your honeymoon by taking advantage of credit card points.

Couple having romantic getaway holiday in outdoor lodge

10. "And don't sweat the little things, like linens, because you won't remember them."

Wedding table decorations and linens

Note: Submissions have been edited for length, grammar, and/or clarity.

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