Ttc without ovulation tests

Kja • Husband and I are trying for baby #1. Couldn`t be more excited!
So my husband and I are ttc and my cycle is pretty normal (may only vary by one or two days at the absolute most). I would like to not have to pour money every month the into ovulation tets, I know there are sites where you can get them really cheap but I would like to not have the added stress of testing while ttc. I would like to hear from both women who have ttc with and without the tests. Did you just end up having to buy them anyways and it actually worked right away? I feel like we have wanted a baby for a long time and its sending me into a tizzy. To test or not to test? Any advice..