Summer is the season for romance as singles and couples seek magical moments amid the sunny and hot weather. However, creating a magical date can be a nerve-wrecking experience; thinking about what to wear, how to do your hair, or stressing over what you will talk about is enough to make someone go crazy.
With so much to think about, the last thing you need to worry about is your wallet.With ten helpful tips from Consumer Savings Expert, Andrea Woroch, there are plenty of ways to spark a romantic connection while staying fashionable and without blowing your budget.
Here are ten ways to enjoy a memorable yet inexpensive Summer date:
1. Get Pretty on Pennies
Tiffany says: You can also check into local beauty colleges for great rates on makeup application and hair styling, local salons that are looking for hair models, and new and upcoming makeup artists looking to build their portfolios for discounted rates.
Tiffany says: Besides, too much to drink can wreak havoc not only on your wallet, but on your skin too!After blowing your budget on drinks, you'll also need some pricey corrective cream to fix the dark circles and bags under your eyes :)
3. Plan a Freebie
Tiffany says: Plus you can usually pick something cute and casual to wear from your wardrobe rather than the extra expense of buying a new dress for dinner. And you will be comfortable too!
4. DIY Date Night
Create your own dinner with a picnic in a local park. For a romantic touch, pack portable speakers with a pre-mixed playlist on your iPod as well as a bottle of wine and a few chocolate-covered strawberries for dessert. Not only is this DIY date an inexpensive alternative to a night on the town, but you'll score extra brownie points for taking the time to plan this special event.
Tiffany says: And its the perfect time to pull out a cute sundress or maxi dress which most women already have in their closet. Pair it with a cute pair of sandals, a simple pair of dangle earrings and you are set!
5. Date With Gift Cards
Tiffany says: You can also find gift cards sites that offer huge discounts on fashion and accessories like PlasticJungle.com. If you can't find something in your closet, check one of these fabulous sites: LeftOfTrend.com, Ideeli.com, and Guilt.com for some really great sales.
6. Dial Into Daily Deals
Tiffany says: These sites are really great for getting discounted entertainment. And if you can't find something in your closet for the fancier events, you can use the the sites listed above to save money on your fashion and accessories too.
7. Go Cultural
9. Seek Smart Advice from Smartphones
Tiffany says: You can also find some fabulous fashion apps for style ideas on the Smartphones and iPhones if you are lost for ideas on what to wear. Marie Claire offers a fabulous app for the fashion-forward.
10. Time-Sharing Babysitting
Tiffany says: Just like timeshare babysitting, you can also "timeshare" you clothes. If you have a good friend or family member that is the same size and has similar taste in clothing, consider going in together on a outfit that you can both wear to future events. Maybe you need you need a dress for a date on Friday, and she needs something to wear for a bachelorette party next weekend. Split the cost and you are both set!
A very special "Thanks" to Andrea Woroch for all of her fabulous money saving tips!
Consumer Savings Expert, Andrea Woroch, is available to share "10 Frugal Dating Tips for Cost-Conscious Lovebirds" with your audience for an in-studio, satellite or skype interview. Andrea has been featured as a media expert source on NBC's Today Show, FOX & Friends, MSNBC, ABC News NOW and many more. For more savings tips follow @AndreaWoroch.