Show me your frugal wedding finds!! Glam on a budget!!!

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
1491 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Hands down it was my dress.  A $2500 dress for $500!! YES!!  

As for the others…

I got my green tablerunners on ebay for $20.

Most of my decor came from Michaels…at 40% off!

I made exact replicas of a pair of $220 earrings for $8! Take that ridiculously expensive bridal jewelery designer Thomas Knoell!

Post # 5
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t have any photos…however I am getting a serious bargain on my flowers! We were referred to a florist by some friends; she works out of her home and imports all her flowers herself. She’s colombian and still has family there that she visits frequently, so that’s where her flowers are from. Her prices are beyond reasonable, and flowers were something I did NOT want to splurge on. We’re getting 20 low centerpieces (full, round, densely packed white and ivory roses and hydrangeas with peacock feathers mixed in), 2 high centerpieces (for the ceremony/head tables), all bouts/corsages, votives, delivery/set-up/tear-down…for $1500!! I’m SO happy!

Post # 7
30284 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@PeachSnapple:  You got that dress for $500? WOW! It’s GORGEOUS!

Post # 7
14 posts
  • Wedding: March 2014

I bought my simple chiffon dress from a China-based website ($100!). Same for favors (like $0.50 a piece), silk ribbon, veil, purse and jewelry. Shoes were $25 at Payless. My grandma made burlap table runners. Our total budget ended up being close to $9000 for everything (including a local honeymoon). 

Post # 8
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn

I just found an awesome deal yesterday at Rite Aid of all places! I’ve been looking for a bird cage card holder that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, but all the affordable ones I have seen are rather small. I found this one for $15, they were having a 1/2 off garden accessories sale! It’s a good size also, it’s 18 inches high (not including the hook) and 26 inches around! We are only planning on 40 guests so this is perfect!  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 7 months ago by  Irish2014.
Post # 9
1583 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Great deals ladies!  So far my best ones are:

  • white faux fur bolero jacket for 34.00 down from 129.99
  • 2 grey faux fur collars for my bridesmaids for $5 each (originally $35.00 each)
  • 2 pairs of shoes for me (one with a wedge heel for the ceremony and a flat pair in the same colour for the reception) for $50

I’m getting married in November and grabbing as much as I can in seasonal clearance.

Post # 10
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2016


PeachSnapple:  Your dress is beautiful, I hate to be rude but where did you get it?

Post # 11
858 posts
Busy bee

we are doing two different center peices, but this is one. It cost less than $10 to do! Got the vase at the dollar store and the flowers from


We are doing 35 of these, and 35 three teir white pillar candles in vases. Already sold these, so in the end these cost us $75 🙂



Post # 12
1214 posts
Bumble bee


Footballwife: Just a tip, don’t put water directly in those mercury glass vases. The metallic will bubble and peel. Use a clear vase or something inside to hold the water if you are using them for flowers.  We got some clear ones at the dollar store so it didn’t cost much.  We tried it without and that’s when I saw the damage.  One other tip, I used a blow dryer to dry inside the vase and the metallic seemed to shrink back into place so there was no permanent damage. Definitely do not rub them to dry or the metallic will come right off.

Most mercury glass made today is not immersible. 

Post # 13
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

And if anyone needs/ wants gold chargers for their reception, DOLLAR TREE has some! I like my $1 chargers better than my FMIL’s $22 version! Here is a pic of them as a part of my Thanksgiving tablescape 🙂

I’m definitely going to follow this thread! I love seeing everyone else’s bargains! I’ll share things that might be useful too 🙂

Post # 15
337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

LadyAprill:  wooo, I am totally going to check out those chargers at the dollar tree. Here are some vases I got at Dollar Tree today with the flowers and votives from Michaels.

Post # 16
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

love everyones deals!

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