Here are some great ideas while planning your wedding and for after your marriage:  

  • Never go grocery shopping without a list.
  • Avoid buying non-food items such as laundry detergent, shampoo, napkins, and tissues at the grocery store. Usually you can get these items much cheaper at warehouse or discount stores.
  • To save money on mileage as well as your time, pick one day a week to do all of your shopping and errands.
  • If you have the storage space, stock up on staples when they are on sale.
  • See movies in the afternoon when prices are often cheaper.
  • Go out to eat for lunch instead of dinner.
  • Visit the library and borrow books and videos for free.
  • Plan a picnic in a scenic areas for a low cost outing.
  • Look for coupons in the paper each week for restaurants and save them in a folder for future use.
  • Develop inexpensive hobbies such as bike riding or hiking that allow you to get exercise and fresh air.
  • For vacations, go camping instead of staying at hotels.
  • If possible, travel off season when the rates are lower.
  • Buy airlines tickets in advance and pay for them right away.
  • If you delay, the price will usually increase the closer it gets to your trip time.

Article Provided by:  
Deanna E Diaz