Wedding & beauty saving tips

October 12, 2009

"Sunday's are less expensive than Saturday's," Howard said.

Celebrity wedding planner, Donnie Brown, has a lot of other money-saving tips in his new book and says the first place to cut finances is to cut your guest list.

"Every single person adds an additional amount of money to the wedding."

Brides can also save money on their dress.

"Manipulate a gown that maybe isn't just perfect to make it more perfect for you."

Experts at David's Bridal say you can make an inexpensive gown look fabulous by adding a small embellishment or detailed veil.

And to save on decorations -get married the weekend after Thanksgiving or the weekend between Christmas and New Year's. Many venues will already have holiday decorations that are also wedding appropriate.

"These days food is more expensive than labor."

That means a buffet dinner is going to cost much more than a seated dinner.

Also negotiate down costs for valet service, cake cutting fees and overtime fees.

Here are some blow-out beauty bargains available to everyone! Check out Recessionista Sundays at Verde in Collingswood!

"Skin care, waxing, hair color, everything we do on a normal every day basis will be at a discount of at least fifty percent," said Kevin Gatto of Verde.

Facials will be $45, haircuts will be $25.

Discounted color will be available this weekend and all services will be available for half-off by the end of the month.

In Philadelphia head to Center City's Giovanni and Pileggi, mention the In Style article that highlights the salon and you'll get a $20 deep conditioning treatment for free with any cut or color service!

At Bernard's in Cherry Hill, indulge yourself in the ongoing sale of hair care products.

"Buy one, get one free now until the end of the year."

Students, head to Bernard's on Mondays with your I-D.

"And with student appreciation day, we give 50-percent off all entire services. They can get massage, facials, haircuts, color, waxing," said Anthony Rossano of Bernard's Salon and Day Spa.

In hopes of beating back this recession even further, Bernard's has launched a savings Club called the Luxury Club and extended its hours.

The salon is now open until 11 p.m. on Mondays and until midnight Tuesdays through Thursdays.

Other deals:
Jason Matthew Salon: A conditioning treatment and a gloss for clients who receive a blow dry or haircut that start at $40 with Joyce. It's a $50 value. 215-545-5055

O2 Skin Care Lounge (inside Jason Matthew Salon)
30-50% off facials & waxing. Also, microdermabrasion are $70 and includes a full facial. 215-545-5055

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