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How to Save Money While Wedding Planning and Narrow Your Vision Down

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I know it sounds counter intuitive, but tip one: hire a wedding planner. They're expensive, but they're worth every penny. A wedding planner will help you save money. How? By talking sense into your crazy bride self.

I am the first to admit I had 300 photos on my Pinterest wedding board. I wanted one of those gigantic floral arches, a 9 piece band, and flowers for every guest. Unfortunately, those weren't in my budget. A wedding planner knows the business, they know how to weed out the things that truly don't matter, leaving you with those that do. 

In case you didn't catch on, I loved my planner, Jamie of A Savvy Event. She was kind enough to sit down in an interview. Read her great responses! 

Saving Money on Your Dream Wedding! boxwoodavenue.com photography by Kayla F Photography
Saving Money on Your Dream Wedding! boxwoodavenue.com photography by Kayla F Photography

What is the biggest mistake you see brides make during the planning process?

A Savvy Event: Pinterest. There are so many things brides want, and either it doesn’t fit in the budget, or doesn’t match their overall look. All too often, I see brides forgo on important things because they start focusing too much on a single image they saw on Pinterest. It’s better for a couple to allocate their budget to achieve an overall look and feel, than to focus too much on a single aspect of the design. My best advice? Never skimp on a great DJ, lighting, or flowers just to get that Pinterest project done.

What do you think is the most helpful resource for brides during the planning process?

A Savvy Event: Their wedding planner, of course, (and I’m not just saying that because I am one)! A wedding planner has the background, the contacts, and the resources to help their clients get everything they need, and at the best price.
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