What To Splurge & Save On At Your Wedding From Real Brides

We asked real WedPics brides, what’s one thing you’re glad you spent the extra money on for your wedding and what’s one thing you wish you had skimped on!

Every bride-to-be needs a little help along the way, so here are 14 pieces of advice from real brides!

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“Spend money on the food! That is what guests associate with a good wedding, is good food!”  
(Submitted by Meher Doctor-Lopez)

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“Do NOT spend a ton of money on invitations, I mean why spend hundreds of dollars on paper your guests will throw away!” 
(Submitted by Tisha DuBois)

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“We’re getting married in August and I refused an expensive wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. I’m the daughter of a seamstress and we’re practically doing everything ourselves! 
(Submitted by Viki Louise Treadwell)

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“My advice would be if you can find a venue that’s running a special, that can save a lot of money. I was able to find a place that also catered and if we booked it at a certain time then our wedding cake was included free of charge! It was wonderful!” 
(Submitted by Ciara Yates)

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“I’m doing my own make up, we made our own invitations and our own guest book the things we made were not difficult which is also the key to great DIY projects and saved us money!” 
(Submitted by Monique Geddis)

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“I’m getting married very soon and for us the food and the open bar has been very important!” 
(Submitted by Caitlyn Young)

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“DON’T spend money on invitations. I took a photo of our rings had our wedding information put on it and printed 100 for $15 in an hour!” 
Submitted by Paulette Bjorkquist Larson)

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“We’re getting married in April and for us the photography is definitely one of the most important elements, and one of the things we’ve spent the most on!” 
(Submitted by Mel Griffin)

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“Keep your guest list down! Don’t invite people for the sake of it, it’ll save you money in the end!” 
(Submitted by Julie Harrington)

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“For the love of god pick flowers that are in season! You will spend way more money on ones that aren’t, yes flowers are important but you don’t need to spend thousands on them!” 
(Submitted by Brenna Short)

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“Save all your fancy champagne for the toast, buy cheaper drinks for the duration of the night!” 
(Submitted by Rebecca Lewis)

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“Getting carried away with a huge ten tiered cake is an easy trap, but just spend the money on something you’ll actually eat. Don’t get what you think you should get, you’d be surprised how expensive fondant is!”
(Submitted by Allie Lawson)

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“If you have good friends who are willing to help you, USE them! Get them to help you pick up things for your wedding day instead of using pricey delivery, it actually adds a lot of cost!” 
(Submitted by Jess Warren)

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“Just don’t spend extra money on wedding trends you think you should have, someone’s not going to like something at your wedding, who cares, just enjoy your day!” 
(Submitted Chloe Barton)

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Thank you again to all our wonderful brides who gave us their great tips!

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