The holiday season is officially upon us. As you’re out shopping for gifts for friends and family, decorating the tree and celebrating at all the holiday parties, wedding planning is probably the last thing on your mind. That’s not a bad thing. We all need a break every now and then! But, did you know the holiday season is the perfect time to save big on your wedding?

Right now every retailer is releasing their holiday decor collections. Most of them are filled with gilded treasures like oversized mercury glass hurricanes, oversized ribbons, boxwood garlands, twinkling lights and more. Each of these items make subtle celebratory additions to your decor. But as soon as the new year hits, do you know what happens? All of these items go on major discount!

By scouring your favorite retailers now and making a list of items you can use as wedding decor, you can save big after the holidays when they’re each marked down, sometimes up to 70% off. The only thing we suggest is having a decor plan already in place so you don’t buy items you don’t need.

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Whether you’ve been engaged for a while or are recently engaged, you’ll want to be paying special attention this holiday season. November thru February is also peak engagement season. In honor of engagement season, many vendors and retailers will run specials and giveaways to try and attract new business and followers.

You’ll want to enter each giveaway you come across. Honestly, you never know when you could win. We’ve seen everything from free bridal bouquets to photographer discounts to free tuxedos for your groomsmen and even free honeymoons. Simply entering contests could end up saving you thousands of dollars.

Bridal shows are also another place you can save big. The biggest and best bridal shows happen in January and February to coincide with peak engagement season. In addition to running specials and contents on social media, many vendors will offer bridal show only discounts. Find out how to make the most of your bridal show experience and head to one or two of your local expos to collect those discounts.

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