Make one-hit outfits a thing of the past
In the age of Instagram and Snapchat, re-wearing the same outfit to every formal event on your social calendar isn’t exactly realistic, since those photos will get shared to all your friends whether they were at the party or not. But with the average wedding guest spending in the ballpark of $300 to $700 to attend, cutting back on the cost of your outfit can make a small dent in an otherwise very expensive weekend. “For this particular reason, I either use Rent the Runway or swap clothes with my friends,” Rapley says, and advises the same for women who attend lots of events, whether it’s weddings or work conferences. So during wedding season, pick up some vino, throw a clothing swap party with your pals, and go home with a new dress, free of charge. If you’re in a time crunch, consider refreshing go-to outfits by rotating in different accessories -- fresh shoes, jewelry, handbags, ties, and even dress socks for guys can be a cost-effective route to a new look.