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1) Avoid peak season
Get hitched in late summer or winter to shave up to 20 percent off your venue fee.

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How to Slash Your Wedding Budget in Half

by Heather Lee, Brides

14 steps to slashing your wedding budget in half. Starting Budget: 50,000. For the approximate cost of a 125-guest wedding in peak season with 12 attendants, letterpress stationery, abundant floral decor and cocktail-hour provisions, an ornate cake, and an eight-piece band. Watch as the budget magically shrinks with these easy tips!

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