(Closed) Budget Brides and Bargain Queens: Share your “fab. finds” with us!

posted 11 years ago in Money
Post # 62
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We’re having the local grocery store make our cake for less then half of what a professional baker charges.  Their cakes are delicious and beautiful and while it won’t be artwork, it will be lovelyl and a huge savings. 

Post # 63
5 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011


My dress 50.00 goodwill ( 1,000.00 w/tags) needs to be altered

Flower girl dress ebay 20.00

ring bearer suit 6.00 ( kids consignment sale)

ring bearer pillow ( dollar store)

8- 5 ft tall candelabras wrought iron ( craigs list)100.00

18- cupcake stands they hold 13 going to double as centerpieces ( 90.00 craigs list)

137 kissing bells 10.00 craigslist

200 favor boxes 40.00 craigslist

it pays to shop around!!! considering we are on a budget… plan to re-sell everything when it is over

Post # 64
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Here are some of my bargain buys:

Tiara -Regular $189 – My Future Mother-In-Law bought  it for me for $21 – Free for me!
Demetrios Sensualle Dress – Regular $1,500 – Bought $1,100
Fingertip Length Veil – Regular $200 – Bought from another bride for $58
Boden Shoes – Regular $90 – Bought $75
Original Aisle Runner Co. Runner – Regular $225 – Bought from another bride for $100
Lime Vases – Regular $50 – Bought $8 at Goodwill
Lime Lanterns – Regular $5 each – Bought for $1 each at Michaels
Lime Glass Lanterns – Regular $15 each – Bought for $2 each at Goodwill
Flower Girl Basket -Regular $15 – Free from a friend
Ring Bearer Pillow – Regular $15 – Free from a friend
Toasting Flutes – Regular ? – Free from my mom (borrowed)
Cake Knife/Server – Regular ? – Free from my mom (borrowed)

I am always keeping my eyes open for bargains.  I have a high quality taste with a low budget, so I am doing my homework to avoid extra costs.  I splurge on some things though (like the quality aisle runner), but only because I am using it as a keepsake.  My cousin is a great artist and she is going to paint our Monogram on it.  Then we are using it as a guest book of sorts.  We’ll eventually have it framed and hung in our house.

Post # 65
2076 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Today, I spent $6.50 on:

4 square/cube teal glass candle holders, which can also be used to store little bunches of flowers
a pretty guestbook flower/vase set ($1.50) with a pen holder. It’s got pink orchids in it.
1 cylindrical teal glass candle holder, which I am planning to fill it with Jelly Belly and stick lollipops for the kids’ table centrepiece. In My Humble Opinion, I don’t think kids are as excited about flowers as they would be with treats.

Fiance spent $5 on a never-used wedding cake server/knife set, which has Tiffany blue on it.

I’m still on the look out for thrift tea-pots to put flowers in.

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