Post # 62
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
I am a BARGAIN BRIDE…
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
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
- 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.