Best Wedding Related Deals

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

$600 for a photographer is a ridiculously good deal!

I got good deals on some of my BM’s items.  I bought their shoes from Payless during their buy 1, get 1 50% off sale.  4 pairs of flats plus shipping came out to about $55.  I also bought their jewelry during a Blue Nile sale.  They were running an extra 20% off their sale items, and all of the necklaces I wanted were on sale for 50% off already.  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Very nice deals! 🙂

Dress: $25 at JCPenney

Shoes: $50 on sale

Videographer: Got $500 off after negotiating the price

Post # 5
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Venue – $3500 (saved $700 by booking early. Got 2013 rates)

Shoes – $19 (80% off at DSW)

10 preowned cylinder vases for centerpieces – $80 (craigslist)

Patio heater – $90 (on sale at home depot reg. $130)

Pop up recycle bins – $1 each from Michael’s

Im ready to get my dress out of the way next. 

 

Post # 6
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785 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

50 invitations for $3! Crazy deal. Gotta love dollarama haha

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

My invitations and dinner menus! I, by chance, happened to be looking at online invitation websites before Christmas time because my mom needed my help in finding my bridal shower invites. I happened upon Zazzle.com where they were having a ridiCulous sale on invites, 75% off! 

I ordered my wedding invitations along with matching rsvp cards (100 count, both with envelopes, of course), and 180 menu cards for a total of $250 dollars. Amazing quality on all three. They would’ve cost me slightly over a $1,000 without the deal I found.

Post # 9
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238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@LDay1983:  My deals so far for my DIY wedding:

 

I got my 24″ eiffel tower vases for $5 each at AC Moore on sale ($10 reg) saving me $80

 

I have fall themed wedding and got all silk flowers for my entire wedding (2 bouts, 3 bouquets, 16 centerpieces, some for arch as well) for around $200. (60% off and more end of last fall season)

 

I got other decorations for arch, a large 2 teir card box, invitations, stds for $50 (reg $150)

 

I got multiple types of favors (coaster sets/wooden spoon sets/small picture frames) enough for 130 people for $50-$60 Mostly through dollar store finds and Christmas tree shops!!

 

My videographer will be $350/including tip (unedited raw footage of wedding and reception)

 

Hall rental will be $400 including bartender/tables/chairs/tablecloths/outdoor space for ceremony/use of kitchen/6hr rental time/can use my own caterer, which was very important to me.

 

Catering for up to 120 people buffet style, no chinaware, including tip and tax for $1700 (old friend for many years and professional caterer) 2 types of chicken/ Sliced Roast beef au jus/ veggie/ roasted potatoes/rolls/ butter/salad/coffee/tea station/ linen napkins in color. *This is based on his regular pricing before any deal he may give.  

 

DJ $650 6hr/including tip (owner of company is waiving his portion of usual fee as a wedding gift, he is longtime friend of FI)

 

Saving a couple hundred by doing small cake for cutting then 100 cupcakes. 5 different flavors approx $400. with delivery. Same amount just as cake would have been $700-800 plus fee for cutting/plating/delivery etc.

 

*new savings is wedding dress…was $549, almost bought it on sale for $499. Just saw it go up for sample sale item for….$249 including tax and shipping woohoo.

 

 

 

We are on a very tight budget of $5000. We have spent $4139.

 

Left to get are $150-200 worth of alterations (just the strap)shoes (flip flops ivory blingy), veil (custom length etsy), bridal sash and jewelry.

 

Tux $200

 

Photographer (friend of a friend trying to build her portfolio so she says CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP) hoping for around $350-400. That would bring us just under at $4939.

 

Phew…am I missing anything?? lol

 

Post # 10
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

i think my biggest savings were my flowers and dress. I bought silk flowers, enough for 6 bouquets, 7 bouts, 4 corsages, 11 centerpieces, and 15 pew arrangements for under $75. My dress was originally $900, i bought it from a discontinuation sale for $160.

Post # 11
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1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We’re just getting into the real planning but we have scored some ‘deals’ already!

Engagement ring: $298 (antique, etsy purchase)

Wedding bands (his AND hers): free! (passed down from grandma)

Venue: free! (Parents backyard)

Flowers: cheap cheap!! Don’t know cost yet but coffee filters run pretty inexpensive 😉

Photography: $500 (sweet deal from a super talented photographer/friend!)

Favoura: free!  (gift from bridesmaid who runs her own natural soaps company)

Invitations: $8/100 (including RSVP cards, not including printing)

Thats it so far! We’re doing pretty good if I so say so myself 😉

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Ohhh I love love love deals! Here are mine (so far ;)):

Engagement ring – $1900. It was on clearance, so regular price was over $2000 plus tax, but we got it for $1900 taxes in!

Venue – $350! Regular price was only $500, but the venue is affiliated with FI’s work so we get 30% off of everything! (Not too sure what the exact cost of linens and food are going to be, which are provided by our venue and are dependant on the number of people, but we will get 30% off that as well!)

Table Decor – $35. I got: 28 tall vases, 31 glass bowls, crinoline for under a dress, and 28 candles for this price off of a used website we have in our city! I was so stoked – I am selling what I don’t want and then after the wedding I will sell the rest, so any glassware I use in my wedding will have cost me $0!

Arch – $25. Again, off of the used site I got an arch complete with lights and storage tub for $25! I found it in the store for over $60 :D. It is brand new! 

Angela Nuran Shoes – $40! I wanted a pair of Angelas sooo badly but they are $300 regularly. I found a pair on Tradesy that are discontinued and were being sold by a wholesaler (which means they are brand new and never worn!) for this price, including shipping :D. 

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@LDay1983:  

 

 

 

We kept our wedding very simple and intimate- only close family. We dicided to splurge on my ring since that’s what I’ll be wearing everyday for the rest of my life… We wanted our day to be special and not stressful and expensive. It was about us and our love for each other. Very simple and lovely.   

 

Venue: Our church: $100.00

 

Dress: $50.00 at bridal consignment shop

 

Alterations: $75.00

 

Shoes: $25.00 at DSW

 

Earings: Lovely pearls I already owned

 

Hair and make up: I did my own. I didn’t want to look unlike myself in my photos.

 

Flowers: Bought 2 bouquets of roses from Costco: $45.00 for both and ribbon from craft store: $5.00. They were so beautiful!

 

Unity candles: $10.00 at World Market

 

Photographer: $300.00 for 2.5 hours

 

Reception: $350.00 Cozy resturant across the street from our Church. Lovely brunch and drinks.  

 

Wedding cake: gift from my mother!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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