(Closed) Buying used to save $$$

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@brokeninnj:  Holy cow, a cathedral veil for $2? What a find!! 😀

Post # 4
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@brokeninnj: What a great find, especially with 50% off. I tried finding a used veil, but the Goodwill here sends everything to a specialty store called “Blue” and the prices are higher $50+ for veils, and they still sell out of them really quick.

We’re using family china, because we love the sentiment, not to save money (but it helps).  Between my grandmothers set, my great grandmothers set and a set from Future Mother-In-Law, we were short-especially since pieces are missing from all the sets, so I’ve been picking up the extra pieces from thrift stores and garage sales, along with all the glassware, serving dishes & utensils. It’s costing about 1/3 of what it would be rent, and I can sell/donate/give away/keep it after.  At one flea sale I bought some wine glasses and when I told the vendor it was for my wedding she started going through all the boxes they hadn’t unpacked yet and gave me a bunch more for free. It was really sweet.

Post # 5
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i bought a sample dress, it was more than half off, but still $800. can’t believe you found a $2 veil!! i paid $50 for mine, but i could not resist because it went so well with my dress.

Post # 6
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought my dress off of ebay. I got it for $500 and it retails for $1500-1750. It was a sample gown.

Post # 7
999 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I bought my dress from a consignment shop! I did try on a few thrift store wedding dresses. I tried on a gorgeous Disney princess-type wedding dress that was $50 at one. It was amazing but didn’t fit the theme of my wedding.

This is the dress I bought. It was $160, fits almost perfectly (just need to be able to zip the back all the way), and is in excellent condition.

I bought my veil at a thrift store for $15. I also was able to buy 92 wine glasses at thrift stores and garage sales for a total of about $30.

Post # 8
535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

All of my decorations have been thrift finds, and stuff I’ve bought in store has been either on sale or with a coupon. I’m a self proclaimed cheapskate (genetic, I blame my father) and hate paying full price for anything.

Post # 9
263 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I paid $150 for my dress from a second hand wedding gown shop. It is a St. Mary’s dress originally over $1000. It was the second I tried there, and I picked up a veil there for $10.

Post # 10
2625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@brokeninnj:  I’m so jealous about your veil! I adore thrift stores! My best friend and I call the GoodWill “Neiman Marcus”. LOL. Some of my favorite furniture and clothes items have come from places like antique stores, thrift stores and, rescue missions and good will. You are my shero!

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