The biggest deal you've scored

posted 3 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Badgley Mischka pumps. $45 on the clearance rack at Marshall’s.

Post # 4
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1134 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Free DJ and orchestra. They are all friends of ours that we went to school with, and they are going to be guests anyways so they offered to entertain us. Can’t beat free!

Post # 5
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3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

 

 

I’ve had a couple. My ring was originally $4,800 and I got it for $1,100 

 

 


 


 


 

And I got my dress for $400!

 

 

My venue rental w/ everything is only $200, then my aunt is making our cake for free!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It’s a tie:

I got my Tux (jacket & pants) for $140.  By the time I bought the rest of the outfit, and got the alterations done, it was around $400 including the shoes.

My top hat, on eBay, was $125; the silk plush is in perfect condition, and it came in its original case.  With shipping it was $155.  I logged into my paypal account to add money and pay; hadn’t been in there in like four years, and there were, I’m not joking, $160 in it that I didn’t know I had.

My vintage morning coat was $127, including shipping from the UK, and literally fit perfectly.  I didn’t alter it at all.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@sara_tiara:  love those!!!

So far almost every vendor I’ve booked has been at a discount, my venue is the same for ceremony and reception it includes all tables and chairs and was very reasonably priced compared to what I was first expecting to pay when I looked at less nicer venues including nothing yet charging way more! (shopping around is a must!)

My dress came with a free veil!

The best though would be photography and videography deal at 40% off – from a wedding show discount booking AND then DJ doing a deal for us on uplighting and pinspotting and also ceremony since we are booking him for the reception.

So I’m very blessed, tons of deals so far.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

So far, its been my DJ. I guess it paid off to look for one so late in teh game, because he had a New Years half off deal, and he also plays jazz sax free of charge during dinner. Double score!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Our 3-tier bakery cake was $90! And it was two different flavors with two different flavors of frosting.

Post # 11
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437 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

My alterations were free with my dress purchase! My table numbers were on sale at Michaels for $.49!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

$324.00 Kate Spade shoes for $15.00, Free photography (my FI is a pro photog and traded his services for a peer’s wedding photos for his friend’s services for ours,) and invitations on super clearance for 5$ a box, with all the inserts, fr 50 invitations.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

My biggest deal actually didnt pan out. I got 2 bridesmaids dresses from Davids Bridal for $49 (I think) each, they were originally $139. Unfortunately they didnt fit and because I got them on sale, they wouldnt take them back, so I ended up selling them.

My first e-ring was originally $600 and we got it for $280, but I dont consider it a fantastic deal because they always have it on sale now.

I got all my invitations, address lables, and RSVP cards for about $60 (down from about $120.) I dont consider that a great deal either though, because I ordered WAY too much, and if I had used my brain it would have been about $30.

Post # 14
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1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@MrsN14:  Well done you! and may I say, what a gorgeous ring and dress! Congrats 🙂

Post # 16
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1568 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My best deals.

Save the dates: 23.03 with shipping for 100

Invitations, Reply cards, Accomidation cards, envelopes 120.00 for 100 with shipping

My dress was on sale from 1K to 380

Our catering is 11.75 per person for a 2 entree buffet with 3 sides and bread.

Our officient is FI’s aunt.

FI’s Tux is free with the rental of his groomsmen’s tux.

Hair and make up is going to be 50 per person.

I dont know what else.

Although the photog isnt the cheapest it is 1500 for 9 – 10 hours of photography, an engagement pic session, 200 dollar print credit, and free downloads for guests.

Our DJ is most likely going to be free because he is a friend of the family and in love with my fiance.

Our budget is 10K and we are nipping at the heals of 9K right now.

 

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