Whether you are getting married or planning a corporate event, most likely you have been given a budget to work with. Sometimes it seems impossible to pull off a big party on what might seem like a much smaller amount of money than we think need. What I've learned through the years is there are some simple ways to cut costs. One of my favorite things is to repurpose items. For instance, would you really need to go and buy 20 new vases at $10 each, when a quick trip to a thrift store or two might yield you vases for $1 each (there you go we just saved $180!