When you’re deep into wedding season, you may also find yourself deep in debt. There’s no way around it: Weddings are expensive, and even more so if you’re in the wedding party. Though you can’t get away without making travel arrangements or getting the couple a gift, you can find ways to make those bills just a little easier to swallow.
When it comes to gift-giving, you’ll have a wider selection of products—and price —if you buy early. Once you find an item you’d like to purchase from the registry, do a simple online search to see if you can find the same product for a lower price. After you’ve placed your order, be sure to go back to the registry and mark the item as fulfilled so the couple doesn’t receive duplicates.
And, remember, the registry is just a representation of what the couple needs. If you need to venture from the registry, that’s okay. Another great option for the cash-strapped? Team up with a few friends to get an item beyond your budget.
See more ways to save on everything from attire to travel arrangements.