Money Saving Tips For Brides

Martha Stewart Living Television

For years, our weddings editor, Darcy Miller, has been helping brides plan their weddings, and that includes coming up with creative ways to cut costs. Here are a few suggestions that are affordable and elegant.

Stacked-Package Centerpiece
- Three ideas in one
- Centerpiece
- Favors
- Table number

Beribboned Shoes
- Shopping with bride story
- Simple to special

Portable Kids' Meals
- Nieces and nephews

Eclectic Guest Book
- Use inexpensive note cards
- Keep notes private
- Sexy, sappy, or serious
- Fishbowl or vessel
- Arrange in a scrapbook
- Read en route to honeymoon

Parade of Blooms
- Uses only a few flowers
- See people across the table
- Great alternative to traditional centerpieces
- Graphic
- Jars
- Runner
- Great resource for brides
- Choose seasonal blooms -- they're more affordable

Wedding Cake
- Simple designs
- Fewer flowers
- Sheet cake

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