11. Limit your bridal party
If you’re paying for your bridesmaids’ dresses, hair and make up, plus your ushers’ suits, you’re looking at further (not inconsiderable) costs. You might want to hire your ushers’ suits to save money, or edit your bridal party down altogether. If you want to involve your closest friends in your wedding you can always ask them to do a reading or witness as you sign the register.