article by Brittany McComas

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Every young girl dreams of a million dollar wedding filled with every single thing her little heart desires. You probably just don’t realize flowers are going to take up half your budget, and wait–your guests eat for less than the total cost of your dress? Yep. It happens. Every girl’s dream can be crushed with a crap budget. Below are ways to save big and make your budget go fabulously far for mere peanuts. Your wedding will look like Kim and Kanye’s, just not so expensive.

Keep it Simple with couponing

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The concept is so easy, and so easy to get wrapped up in. You’re getting married!  Do what you want to do, but remember your frugal side. Save on the ceremony guides by typing up sweet, little cards. You can even add a photo of you and your groom, or order cheap photo cards from Groupon. Shutterfly normally has some great deals. We’re talking up to 90% with free coupon codes. Simply Google: promo codes, coupon codes, voucher codes, and watch the deals pop up! (Until 1/6/16, get 20% off your order if you’re a new customer at TinyPrints!)

Dress for Less with couponing

The best sales are so hard to find. Don’t worry about getting your bridesmaids to match. You can stay in your color palette and everyone can still look their best. Groupon often has some killer deals from Nordstrom, Sears and Ideel–plus free coupon codes for additional savings.

You can even accessorize like a designer with classy costume jewels, for less, at stores like Forever 21.

Get Flowers with couponing

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Forget spending an arm and a leg on flowers! Do it yourself with my Seriously Amazing Guide to DIY Wedding Flowers. Or buy some pretty paper and make your flowers yourself! Absolutely stunning arrangements for a fraction of the price. Check out staples and hobby stores for deals on stationery. Also, get to know the shopular app. They post weekly circular coupons that can get you even deeper discounts at craft stores, and more!

Reception Style with couponing


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Your wedding is one of the most intimate things you can do as a couple, so why not share the intimacy with your friends and family. If you toss the table cloth rental you’ll save dough, or buy them yourself on a Groupon offer. Place big vases on the tables and use your paper flowers, or pick fresh ones from a garden for a simple, elegant touch. As far as cheap food options go, you can go low key with one of our many DIY bar ideas here: Wedding Food and Drink on the cheap.

Finishing Touches with couponing

Now, you just need to add some special touches to your wedding to make it unique.  For instance, you don’t really need a professional photographer for every moment. For the candid shots, just get your wedding party in on the fun!

Instead of an expensive, traditional guest book get your bridal party to make you a paper, flower pinata! You’ve probably got some left from the flowers anyhow. Then break it open on your one year anniversary!

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