(Closed) Reviewing my budget and expenses– ideas to keep things down?

posted 6 years ago in Money
Post # 3
3316 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Linens:  Check out LinenTableCloth.com, and keep an eye out for their frequent sales.  Or sometimes their prices are even lower on their eBay store.  Their prices are frequently not that much different from renting.  And you can get most of your money back by reselling afterward.

Flatware:  Check out Instawares for inexpensive stainless steel flatware.  Some direct links:

Again, you can resell them after the wedding.

Plates and glassware:  These are harder to get inexpensively, and harder to resell afterward, as they are heavy and the shipping tends to be expensive even if the actual items aren’t.  However, you might check out the Dollar Store or Ikea, if those exist in your area.  Or get mismatched china from thrift shops.

Dress:  David’s Bridal often has a $99 sale.  Or look at bridesmaids’ dresses, which typically are available in white or ivory at a much lower price than wedding dresses.  (Some of them even have trains, if that’s what you want.)  Or check out consignment stores, or Craigslist.

Alterations:  Bridal salons typically have high prices for alterations.  If you need them, you might check out independent seamstresses in your area.

Post # 4
403 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@2dBride:  Thanks for the tips on linens and flatware!! 🙂

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