One thing I swear by...in my community, they have this thing called a "cesta" or a "lending circle." It's a loan, technically, but it's to benefit the community by helping people save and build credit. I got into it by teaching a credit class to low-income families. What it is, is that everyone puts $100 into the "pot" once a month, and once a month one person gets it. It's reported to the credit agencies as a loan you're paying off, so it helps your credit, and you can choose a month to get it when you know you're going to need extra money. I didn't have a specific month, so I'm getting it this month... good timing! It'll be nice to throw an extra chunk of change into my savings while I'm spending half of it on deposits! Check and see if they have one in your community... I'm going to sign up for another one and try to time it for June of next year
I also opened an online savings account with high interest at Sallie Mae, so it's really hard to touch it and I just have a specific amount of my paycheck go into it every two weeks.
What other tips do you guys have for saving extra money for the wedding?