By Shannon Fromma, Times Union, Albany, N.Y.
The average American wedding costs more than 65 percent of the average yearly income of American women, according to the folks at Offers.com. Lucky for the modern-day, U.S. bride, there are many options for saving money on a dream wedding. The money-saving website offers these tips on ways brides can save:
Invitations: Couples can save a heap buying wedding invitations online. The Offers.com Invitation Page is updated daily with the best invitation deals.
Decorations: Decorations can be fun and inexpensive. Find inspiration from Pinterest and wedding blogs for decoration ideas. Hit up craft store sales, and search online for the best deals.
Wedding party gifts: Thanking the wedding party can get expensive. Save on personalized gifts by looking for sales and trying some DIY ideas.
Cocktails: If you’re planning on having cocktails at the reception, an easy way to save is to buy your booze at big liquor stores during blowout sales. Find out when the next blowout sale is at your local liquor store, and stock up for the reception. Make sure to check the venue’s alcohol policy before buying.
Honeymoon destinations: The best way to save on a destination honeymoon is to plan ahead and visit different money-saving sites to find the best deals. Offers.com/Travel is updated daily with the best deals on flights, car rentals, vacation packages and more.