We're on Day 4 of the 12 Days of Saving Money. Today's tip is a simple but often forgotten one: bundle your event suppliers and services.
When looking for food and beverage providers, for example, make sure your caterer can provide not only a delicious meal but also table linens, silverware, plates, etc. When booking the DJ, find one that also specializes in setting up lighting and sound equipment.
Bundling these services is much more cost effective than paying for them separately. Show your supplier how much you plan to spend with them. By proving the value of your business, you'll have more leverage to negotiate a great price.