Bridesmaids, we know how expensive it can be when you are part of your bestie’s wedding. The truth is, you can save money without costing yourself a good time! We’ve listed some super simple and creative ways to save – you’ll thank us later!
Say yes to sales and discounts
One way to save money is to look out for sales! When you’re hunting for bridesmaids dresses, shoes, accessories, a dressmaker for alterations or everything needed for the hen party… the sales are your friend. This way, you don’t have to compromise on style but you can still save a few pretty pennies. Happy shopping!
Book everything early
When it comes to hen parties, trips with the wedding party, wedding weekend accommodation, or anything else that requires planning ahead, do your best to book early. Three months early is a good rule of thumb if you aren’t sure.
Get creative with your gifts
Being a bridesmaid can be pretty expensive. But with a little creativity, you can still give a thoughtful and useful gift. You could help out the bride big time by offering to help plan and coordinate the festivities. Your bride friend who is also a parent will appreciate any childcare you could offer too! And instead of purchasing an expensive item off the wedding registry, why not opt for more affordable, but totally necessary items for the kitchen (pantry staples will always be used and appreciated).
A brilliant money-saving technique is to share the costs with others. Share a taxi or hotel room with other bridesmaids or stay over at someone’s place instead of booking accommodation. You’ll make awesome memories and save money at the same time!
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.