Post # 1
I want to know, what’s been your best bargain (so far or now that it’s done) for your wedding? Personally, I did a lot of thrift store shopping and I found some great deals, but now that the wedding is nearly a year (!!!) behind me, there are some items I’m still using a lot and I think I’ve gotten even greater bang for my buck than I anticipated!
I bought about a half dozen stainless steel cake stands from thrift shops for somewhere between $1.99-$4.99 each. I’ve used them a million times since the wedding, and even loaned them to friends for their weddings! I’m starting to think that was my best purchase. I had intended to sell them or donate them, but I’m finding I’m getting so much use out of them I’m going to keep them!
Post # 3
hmm. our wedding hasnt passed yet but i already have plans for my home made cake stand and all the dresses i bought (including my wedding dress) we either be re worn or sewn into soething for our kids!
Post # 4
So far, I would totally have to say my shoes. They were only $30 at JC Penneys, and I love them so much more than any of the $100+ versions I saw!
Post # 5
@bakerella: I love that cake on the left!!!!
So far, my wedding band has to be my FAVORITE bargain. We got it for under $200 at Kohl’s.
Second favorite bargain would have to be my toss bouquet which I made myself. It cost about $28 (real touch flowers) and a vintage rhinestone brooch:
Post # 6
I found some amazing letterpressed thank you notes in our colours on clearance for $1 per package of 8! It was so weird to spend more on the postage than the stationery, lol.
Post # 7
I don’t have any wedding bargains yet, but can I share my regular shopping one?
Post # 8
My DIY Target invitations. I still love them two years later!
Post # 9
The best bargin that we have gotten so far was our photographer. We have her all day with e pics included and prints etc for 866 which is good for a pro photographer. We also got really good deal on the invites. We got them from michaels. I used 40% off coupons and got them for less than a dollar an invite. They turned out better looking than most pro ones that I have seen. Love it!!!
Post # 10
My dress which was $200 (chinese replica) and our photographer which was $400. The package included the entire wedding and a TTD shoot, rights to all photos, free bridal shoot, disk with edited photos, and a leather bound album with 50 shots pre-printed. She is incredible and I am so lucky to have found her. She is the photographer that did our engagement shoot so we trust her and are getting a great deal.
Post # 12
I got 8 Satin robes from JcPenny for 7.00 each for my bridesmaids and Fiance and my Mom.
Post # 13
We got my Fiance titanium ring for 5.99 during a Tanga Daily Deal.
Post # 14
I think we got a lot of bargains that it’s hard to narrow it down! Here are some of the ways we saved money and kept us almost $3000 under budget!
- Dress: bought in the US for $900 (would have cost over $1600 here)
- Centrepieces: had 3 cylinder vases filled with glass rocks, submerged orchids, and floating candles. I found all the components at the dollar store, 50%+ discounts at Michaels, and kijiji (spent $12 per centrepiece, if I bought everything full price it would have been twice as much)
- Photographer: we booked 14 months before our wedding and signed the contract right before she raised her price from $1500 to $2500
- Invitations: bought in Vietnam for $40 (quoted $300+ here)
We saved a ton of money on a bunch of other stuff too, but I think what I listed above were the best deals!
Post # 15
So far… my ering was $30 at Sears and it exactly the one i wanted. For centerpieces I was able to get 8 ivory bud vases for .25 each. Picked up tea light candle holders at Ikea for .49 each, each holder will hold 3 tea lights, which will be in my 3 colors, ivory, chocolate and green. And of course all the “FREE” from vistaprint only paying for shipping is really kicking the budget butt.
Post # 16
Not married engaged yet, but my boyfriend’s mom bought me 29 brooches toward my brooch bouquet because I had said I wanted to make one. Does someone else buying them count as a bargain? 😀 Otherwise I already have my shoes (Blue Converse).