Budget Bride Tip for June 18: Ask guests to RSVP online

Bride and groom with pink piggy bank

We’re celebrating the month of June with a daily tip from savvy brides who saved big bucks on the wedding of their dreams.

Allie Gruner and Quinn Keogh avoided the hassle of keeping track of incoming RSVP cards by having guests respond online for their April 7 wedding at The Foundry in Lake Oswego, Ore.

The couple sent out simple, one-card wedding invitations that asked guests to visit the wedding website Quinn, 27, a professional cyclist and student, had set up.

There, guests could RSVP as well as get more details about the wedding and reception. They were also given the option of calling or e-mailing to say if they would attend, but none did.

“Everyone that we know is pretty tech savvy,” says Allie, 26, a recent medical school graduate. “There wasn’t really any confusion.”

Skipping traditional RSVP cards allowed Allie and Quinn to avoid including a second card and envelope with their wedding invitations and buying additional postage for guests to send them back.

The average cost of invitations and reply cards was $231 in 2011, and postage was $100, according to The Wedding Report, a wedding industry research company.

Several guests told Allie that they liked not having to worry about putting their RSVP card in the mail.

“It was a lot more streamlined,” she says.

Here's Allie in her wedding gown dancing with Quinn at the reception ...

And this is the ceremony ...

Here are the other "Budget Bride" tips we've published so far:

Budget Bride Tip for June 1: Throw a potluck dinner

Budget Bride Tip for June 2: Say 'yes' to an affordable dress

Budget Bride Tip for June 3: Bake your own wedding cake

Budget Bride Tip for June 4: Put dad to work

Budget Bride Tip for June 5: Turn your reception into a barbecue

Budget Bride Tip for June 6: Take the ceremony to the beach

Budget Bride Tip for June 7: Cupcakes make tasty wedding favors

Budget Bride Tip for June 8: Hold down the guest list

Budget Bride Tip for June 9: Feed your guests wedding cake from Costco

Budget Bride Tip for June 10: Decorate your reception with Craigslist

Budget Bride Tip for June 11: Buy dishes for the wedding dinner

Budget Bride Tip for June 12: Go with a lunch instead of a wedding dinner

Budget Bride Tip for June 13: Buy your wedding veil online

Budget Bride Tip for June 14: Rent a summer camp for your reception

Budget Bride Tip for June 15: Hire a friend to make your wedding gown

Budget Bride Tip for June 16: Tie the knot on a Sunday

Budget Bride Tip for June 17: Take a pass on gift bags

Thanks to Allie and Quinn for sharing these personal photos from their wedding album.