- Lady Baker
- 7 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
(I’m a previous bee that had to change my username.)
Whether they be for a wedding or everyday savings!
-We hope to buy a house before we get married and have the wedding at our house. It’ll be a giant potluck party.
-A friend is going to be our officient.
-I am making all the desserts, wedding cake and the bulk of the food.
-We’ll be going to Goodwill, Salvation Army, St. Vincent DePaul, Craigslist, etc. for as much wedding stuff as possible.
-Me and my sister are making my dress.
-My other sister is doing my hair and make-up.
-DIY invitations, photo booth, deorations, I-pod (sound systerm borrowed from relatives).
-No bridal party, possible low-key family dinner the night before.
-No honeymoon (maybe a night or two at a downtown hotel).
-We have been together for years, if we get married on our projected date we’ll have been together for 10 years. We’ll be registering at Home Depot, etc. and any monies gifted to us will be used for our new home. We’ll be sending handmade thank yous with what their money went to purchase (ie: Thanks for helping us to paint our house! Please feel free to give us a call so we can figure out when you’ll be able to come over for dinner and watch the paint dry!).
Here are a few of my day-to-day savings:
-We cut cable/tv. ($25 a month) We don’t bundle phone, internet and TV because it’s $100 a month and we have cell phones instead.
-I coupon as much as I can (Best grocery savings was spending $53 and saving over $160). My state doesn’t double coupons, so it’s harder to save as much as some others.
-Groupon (We eat out or do take-out once a week at most.) We find deals on pizza, Taco Time, etc. And when we find a Groupon (ie spend $10 get $20) on something we like we’ll buy one or two and put that into our budget for food extras.
-We check out SlickDeals, FatWallet, Twisted Branches, Woot, Amazon clearance, etc. Before we buy anything (DVD player, sheets, paper, laundry detergent, etc.)
-Facebook: I follow couponers like Fabulously Frugal, The Coupon Project, any local pick-your-own farms, local businesses I like, etc. They have a wealth of information and also offer special contests for free items and coupons.
-Every 6 months I get together any books, cds, etc. that I find. I go sell them at the local used book store ($50 is at least a weeks worth of groceries).
-Savings taken out of the pay checks every two-weeks into an emergency/house fund.
-I try not to spend more than $40 a week on food. I crock pot often, make bulk homemade casseroles/cookies and freeze them to bake off at different times. I shread our own cheese blend, buy spices/rice/etc. from bulk bins, cut and prep meat when it’s on sale and freeze it in individual portions.
What are some of your best savings?