13 Ways We Saved Money on Our Wedding

Blogger and newlywed Stephanie Ziajka shares ways to save money on a wedding on Diary of a Debutante

We finally did it– we got married, you guys! After COVID pushed back (and later squashed) our hopes and dreams of an Italian elopement, we switched gears completely and started planning an intimate wedding ceremony in Camden, Maine. This, of course, meant we’d actually have to spend money on a wedding. So, we did what most couples do and created a not-at-all-accurate budget. I learned from friends that it’s important to set aside money for the things that are important to you. I also learned that the best way to save money on a wedding is to just avoid what isn’t altogether.

That being said, what was important to us was photography, food, and drinks. What wasn’t was the date, a DJ, and a handful of other things, most of which are listed below. Keep reading for more than a dozen ways we saved money on our wedding!

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