Brides look for ways to save money

November 11, 2008 3:24:43 PM PST
Weddings can be extravagant, expensive events, but these days, many brides are looking to save money- without losing the extravagance. Eyewitness News went with Joelle Garguilo who was dress shopping for her wedding which is not until next September, but when she and her fiancé got engaged last year, she had a job and the economy was robust.

"Now we have to be so much more budget conscious, I wasn't like that before," said Garguilo.

Now she thinks like a business women. She's comparing gowns that look similar but are priced far apart. She hopes to negotiate or get her favorite one on a sale at the wedding salon of Manhasset.

Summer Krecke of the says when a bride won't budge on the gown, she can save money by being flexible about the date.

Joelle's getting married on a Friday, and she's also saving money when it comes to her flowers. The centerpieces will alternate short and tall.

Another way to save, is to hold off on ordering that wedding album.

For more on saving money for a wedding, you can contact the following, or check out the Wedding Channel website at

The Wedding Salon of Manhasset 1681 Northern Boulevard Manhasset, NY 11030
Pedestals Floral Decorators 125 Herricks Road Garden City Park, NY 11040
Natural Expression New York 3248 Railroad Avenue Wantagh, NY 11793

STORY BY: Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg

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