As a newlywed, I can tell you that some of the biggest time — and money-saving! — tricks weren’t given to me by my wedding planner; truly the best advice comes from other brides. Not everyone will give it to you straight, but once you’ve been a bride, I find you’re always pretty eager to help others. So I’m paying it forward and sharing some of the best advice and biggest learnings from my big day. It might not seem like a lot, but trust me when I say these two tricks likely saved me about $700 (and saved my dress, too).