It's well-known that most everything in the wedding world is wickedly overpriced. Taking advantage of blissfully engaged couples just isn't cool, yet the cycle of ripoffs continues when there aren't obvious alternatives. Asking around is the best way to discover cost-saving measures, and I know that any helpful advice during the wedding planning process is worth its weight in gold.
TeamSugar member Spectra gave some great insight when she commented about her cake: "I also got a good deal on my cake by having a family friend who owns a bakery do it. You can save a lot of money on your cake if you get one with buttercream icing instead of fondant; plus the buttercream cakes usually taste a lot better anyway."
What money-saving tips do you have for brides in the planning process?