There are many ways to save money on your wedding day. More and more couples are not looking to spend a great deal of money on a wedding and are saving it for down payments on their first home, or paying down student loan debt. Here are some tips for saving on your wedding day:

1. Bake your own cake. This can save you hundreds of dollars. With all the websites out there showing you just how to make, bake, and decorate your cake, you should have no problem doing so. The only cost will be ingredients.

2. Look for wedding dresses on sites like Ebay or Craigslist. This will save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. There are many second hand dresses for sale on the internet. In fact there are so many that you will have many styles to choose from. For a small amount of money you can have it fitted at your local seamstress.

3. BUY from Engagement rings and wedding bands are costly. Save thousands of dollars by choosing to go earth-friendly. ECO Diamond offers alternative diamonds simulants and lab created diamonds. Most rings are under $1000.00 and can be paid for in one payment instead of making payments over several years.

4. Opt for a more intimate wedding. Only invite your close family and friends. Why invite people you don't know? This will save you thousands of dollars. Keep the guest list to fewer than 30.

5. Honeymoon during non-peak periods. Save hundreds of dollars on flights and hotel stay when honeymooning during non-peak periods. These are when you are able to find the best deals.

Follow these five simple tips and save thousands of dollars. Trust me; you will be happy you did.