The Look for Less Archive

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Plan a Stylish and Chic Soiree Without Cutting Corners

Save on Catering - Serve up a tantalizing (yet wallet friendly) culinary experience

Save on Catering - Don't let your Bar Break your Wedding Budget

Your Wedding Photography Budget - Ways to Save

Stylish Wedding Flowers for the Budget Conscious Bride - How to Blossom Modestly

Let them Eat Wedding Cake - without Eating Up your Budget

Boogie on a Budget - The Frugal Bride's Guide to Wedding Entertainment

Wedding Transportation
How to Arrive in Style on a Budget

Invite on a Dime -
Guide to Budget-Friendly
Wedding Stationery

Five Ways to Save on
Wedding Decor

Videography Virtuoso -
Capture your Wedding on a Budget

Your Reception Site -
Plan A Priceless Wedding Reception
on a budget

Ceremony Savings -
Vows that Wow on a Budget

Wedding Dress Savings -
Dress to Impress - For Less!

Bridal Accessories -
How to Get Your Bling on a Budget

7 Ways to Save on Wedding Favors

Destination Weddings -
5 Ways to Save

How to Honeymoon for Less
6 Money Saving Ideas

5 Frivolous Wedding Details
That Can Rack Up your Wedding Budget

8 Budget-Friendly Wedding Ideas
That Pack the Biggest Punch

Top 5 Budgeting Mistakes
Brides Make

Top 10 Ways to Save
on Wedding Costs
Considering a Wedding Planner? Learn Why a Pro on Hand is Worth a Space in your Wedding Budget.

If you think that a wedding planner is a luxury reserved for the wealthy, you may be surprised. Hiring a pro to assist with your plans can actually be a wise economic decision. Need convincing? Here are the top reasons a wedding planner can help you save some serious headaches – and cash:

Time is Money
Oh so cliché – but oh so true. As a bride to be, you don’t need to be told twice your time is valuable, so why waste it when it counts the most? Planning a wedding is essentially a full time job, and if you’re already a busy professional, guess what? Your work week doubled the moment you said “yes.” Your career, your wedding or your sanity may suffer if you don’t get some help.

Set Your Budget...And Stick To It!
Once you set your wedding budget, your planner will help you stick to it. Be open about any budgetary constraints during planning sessions. Once you’re on the same page, your planner can help you determine what’s most important to you and make spending choices accordingly.

A Friend Indeed
A good wedding planner will get the most for your money by choosing the best vendors. As industry insiders, wedding consultants have built a network of reliable professionals and can make recommendations based on your style and budget. These vendor recs. save countless hours of research and can potentially avert costly mistakes (you can rest assured knowing Johnny Photographer isn’t going to skip town with your photography deposit).

Prime Negotiator
Your wedding planner will review all vendor contracts before you sign on the dotted line, catching any hidden fees and ensuring your needs are covered. As repeat clients, planners may even score you some vendor discounts.

Go Part Time
Still think your wedding budget’s too maxed out for hired help? While many wedding planners orchestrate entire affairs (which can be pricey), most can be hired on an hourly basis for services tailored to your needs. So if you find yourself stumped on invitations – a pro can come to the rescue. Another option is a week-of or day-of planner, a great alternative for the bride who plans everything herself but would like to have a professional on hand to attend to last minute details.

For more articles and advice to help you plan your wedding, visit our complete Wedding Planning Guide

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