Don’t let the singing white doves or the cute flower girl fool you. Getting married can be stressful.
But getting hitched when the economy is in the tank and the average cost of a wedding is more than $20,000 doesn’t make it any easier.
Every night for the past two weeks, I’ve found myself looking on Web sites for ways to save on the cost of the wedding. Whether it’s by making your own invitations or soliciting the services of a close relative to bake the cake or take pictures of your favorite aunt (who you know will provide some candid reception moments), there always are ways to save.
In the process, I’ve come across a few ideas on how to save money in life in general – and come up with a few of my own. Through my new blog, aptly named “Penny Pincher,” I will share some of these ideas, keeping readers up-to-date with any penny pinching tips I stumble across.
But I can’t do this alone. If I had all the answers – or anywhere close – I wouldn’t need to pinch pennies.
Have any pointers on how you’ve pinched pennies yourself? Any leads on Web sites or resources that can help other readers save a buck? Know anyone who can provide inspiration for ideas on ways to save? Send me an e-mail at east...@columbusmessenger.com or post a comment to my most recent blog online and I’ll share your thoughts and suggestions with fellow or wannabe penny pinchers.
You can find my blog by going to www.columbusmessenger.com and clicking on “Blogs.”
Up next: Tired of clipping coupons for products you don’t use? I’ll tell you how to find coupons for the products in your pantry.