8. Making mementos of everything
Wedding service providers hardsell the idea that weddings need to be treasured and remembered with all kinds of keepsakes – tokens that you can hand down to your children one day. They try to sell you monogrammed pens, picture frames, toasting glasses, preserved wedding flowers and vases to help with this aim. While mementos are certainly important, you don’t need to spend anything on them.
A photo album and your wedding dress are obviously the most significant mementos of this day. If you are on a tight budget create your own album with the most significant photos. If you are not going to watch your wedding video regularly, you can easily skip this expense item. Rather than cluttering your room with heaps of mementos, spend this money on something really worthwhile.