- 6 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
Figured I’d write this post with some things I’ve been learning along the way to help you gals save some $$ on your wedding!
1. Negotiate- It is awkward but ask your vendors what deals they have. Maybe your florist knows a flower that looks similar to your first choice but is half the price. Or your videographer may meet a competitors price. This has saved us a lot!
2. DIY doesn’t mean cheaper- Just because you did it yourself doesn’t mean its cheaper! Sometimes its worth paying someone to get the job done right. I have found that “partial” DIYs are the way to go. For our save the dates, for example, I bought invitation kits and used the RSVP cards as the save the dates, and the invitations will be our menus. This saved me a ton of time and actually wound up costing about the same as ordering cardstock and having to trim it all up.
3. Research- Surfing the web is your friend. Read all the reviews. While I do love Michaels and other craft stores, its not always the best deal. The invitation kits mentioned above I actually wound up getting from Kohls.com. I had a 30% off coupon to Kohls, earned Kohls cash, and also get cash back through ebates.com. Ebates.com is a cash back website that has saved me atleast a hundred bucks or two on wedding stuff. Instead of going directly to a store’s website, go to ebates.com first. They list coupon codes and give you cash back for purchases you make. Orbitz.com is even on there and helped us save some moolah on our honeymoon! You can get money just for signing up through my referall link