Wasting Money While Planning Your Wedding

I came across a cool blog entry at Brideorama.com  which discussed wasting money while planning a wedding.  Writer Kelley Lynn listed the top 11 money-wasters, and I almost wish she didn’t stop at 11!  The cost of a wedding may be one of the most marked-up events on which many people will ever spend their money, based on the value you are getting for your money.  Please note that I have no problem with how much money someone spends on their wedding- to each his/her own, right?  But I do have a problem with the way the wedding community gets gouged on many of the items and services they purchase.

So without further ado, here are the Top 11 Ways To Waste Your Money (while planning your wedding) from Brideorama.com.  Be sure to check out the entire article here for a complete summary of each point!

1.  Cake Serving Set

2.  Monogrammed Toasting Flutes

3.  Save The Date Cards

4.  Personalized Napkins

5.  Makeup Artist

6.  Elegant Guestbook and Pen Set

7.  Bridal Hairpieces (tiaras, combs, etc)

8.  Grooms Cake (I didn’t know they existed!)

9.  Elaborate Pew or Aisle Decorations

10.  Bride and Groom Exchanging Gifts

11.  Monogrammed Aisle Runner

Some of you might be thinking, “Hey!  I like my elaborate personalized monogrammed tiara!”  And that’s ok.  The main point is this:  How much did you spend on it, and how much could you have spent on it?  You would be surprised at how much money you can save by shopping around (and using a site like RecycleYourWedding.com of course!).  It is possible to save money and save waste when planning a wedding if you are aware of the variety of choices you really have.

Happy wedding planning!


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