9. When talking to a florist, make sure she is telling you flowers that are in season around your wedding. You will pay double to cost for flower that is out of season. Also, consider having your bridesmaids carry a single long stemmed flower such as a Rose or a Calla Lilly instead of a whole bouquet.

10. Keep things simple if you have a budget. Forgo having personalized napkins, matchbooks etc. These things alone can save you hundreds of dollars.

Remember that you are not alone in your budgeting, and feeling anguish over planning your wedding. The best advice is to Plan Ahead. The more time you give yourself to make decisions and payments can be a real headache relief.