- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
So Bees! Im sure as all of us are entering the final stages of planning We are at 83 days and ticking down quickly! So we are pinching pennies left and right and finishing up acquiring things!
I am proud of our savings right now!! I am soo excited….we have recently shaved a TON of money off our budget!
– Big saver #1! Bouquets (i was oringinally going to cut every flower out of our wedding and do broach bouqets or something alternative…) BUT then I hit up hobby lobby on a sale!
—–For $49.23 I made 3 bouquets for myself and my bridal party, and one for my flower girl (all together I was quoted at the florist $120 for mine, and about $50/bouquet for bridesmaids, and $25 for a 3 flower bouqet for my flower girl yea….)—total savings $195.77 (heck yes) * biggest perk they are EXACTLY how I wanted them, I wanted simple minimal fillers (mainly greens) if any at all not extra fillers and support flowers…) * AND I made all 4 of them in under 3 hours with breaks because I was watching movies with my MOH!
—–Guest Book and pen set: found brand new on ebay for $15….best i could find close in stores was $40 for the book and pen total savings: $25 (that includes shipping)
—–72 candles and votives $60 (including shipping) on ebay
—–Ring Bearer Pillow (plain and simple) supplies and stuffing and ribbon $12 (i did have pillow stuffing and the ribbon at home and sewing it was theraputic) one i found in stores that I liked was around $20—total savings $8 (the necessary motivation to finish making our curtains and throw pillows because the sewing machine was out -priceless)
—-Pearl necklace sets for bridesmaids and flower girl $15 for all 3 sets on e-bay!!
—Wedding Veil: $20 on e-bay: in store was over $100! over $80 in savings!
—-My FAVORITE so far has been my wedding day earrings and bracelet! They came from a very sweet little lady who owns her own vintage jewelry repair shop that specalizes in vintage costume jewelry and fine jewelry! I paid $15 for both! I dont care that they are costume jewelry…they match my necklace and what i have been looking for that I couldnt find elsewhere!
—-Wedding band $80 from Sams club local jeweler wanted $120 for a plain 14kt white gold 2mm band! $40 savings!
—-Cake table plates and napkins: 200 napkins for $25….from e-bay….and plates for about the same amount!
Those are the big deals I can think of right now!
what about you guys how are your savings going??