By Tabitha Gits
Have you been attending more weddings than you can count this summer? If you are wondering how to make it through wedding season with your savings in place, you should not fret too much. Here are some ways that you can remain prepared for your friends’ weddings:
Stock up on Clothes
You need to stock up on wedding-worthy attire. Analyze your closet and find out whether your wardrobe is ill-equipped for attending multiple weddings. You need to look for sales if you want to stock up on suits and dresses for weddings.
A friend asked you to be her bridesmaid? Start looking for dresses well before the wedding date. So check these out and start early on selecting the right style, color, and fit.
When looking for gifts to give the couple, think about coupons. Retailers such as Pottery Barn and Williams and Sonoma have sales occasionally. You can even get a discount code for joining some mailing lists. Also, consider signing up for Bed, Bath, & Beyond coupons if you want to get coupons that never expire and get weekly discounts.
Find Couches to Crash On
If possible, stay with a friend who lives locally nearby instead of paying for hotels rooms in each city where you’ll attend a wedding. Start planning by asking your friends to let you crash on their couches. Don’t forget to return the favor though.
Consult Your Little Black Book
Start thinking about your plus one situation. Who are you going to bring to the wedding? If you already have someone to go with, let the person know in advance so that he or she can take time off work. You might end up rekindling old flames or meeting your future partner when choosing your plus one.
Book Accommodations Early
If you don’t have a friend where you could crash, you need to book the hotel accommodations early to avoid last minute rush. Also, by booking early you’ll take advantage of the best deals. You could consider unconventional housing options such as Airbnb if you want to save some money. If you have your sights on staying at Princess Bayside, it’s advisable to book your accommodations at least one month before the big day.
Get a Credit Card
Getting a credit card will earn you mega miles. Are you planning to spend a lot of money this wedding season? Take out a new credit card that allows you to collect miles as well as other money-saving rewards. Doing so will save you money in ways that you did not anticipate.
Plan Personal Days Around Weddings
If your calendar is full of weddings, it does not mean you cannot have a few days of personal travel. You should try to squeeze in a few more days after or before the wedding to explore nearby destinations. This will allow you to have time for yourself, rewind and regroup.
Rack Up Your PTO
You should make sure that you have enough time off that is paid if you want to take several extra days. Doing so will prevent the time off from affecting your income.
Hit the Registry
As you probably know, buying registry items early will save you money. Buy your gift before others and avoid being left with the big registry items that are expensive.
Now you’re set to enjoy yourself without worrying how you’ll make ends meet once the wedding season is over.
Tabitha Gits is a super-connector with ManageBacklinks.io who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Tabitha frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.