Post # 1
What is your favorite wedding related bargain that you have gotten?
Mine is that we got our invitations for 11 cents each! And my future hubby has a friend who is a DJ and an officiant. So he is doing our wedding for free but we will be getting him a gift. 🙂
Spill your deals ladies… and gents 🙂
Post # 3
i won my brand new tiara n veil 🙂
Post # 4
Having my dad cook for it! I know its strange but its saving us thousands of dollars and he is far better than any other cook I could have hired anyways!
Post # 5
Free photobooth that we won at a bridal show. But my best actual deal was my veil. It was originally somewhere around $150, but it was a discontinued style so it was marked down 75% off, but then they couldn’t order it and sold me the floor sample for $19.99.
Post # 6
Where to begin?! My whole wedding is a bargain! (I like to think of myself as a thrifty, price-conscious bride nowadays 😉
Ceremony Venue – Free
Reception Venue – $550
Officiant – Free (lifelong friend of the family)
Food – Mostly cooked by family members for a lavish buffet, but some costs will be incurred (ingredients, serving utensils/trays and so on)
Wedding Dress – $300 (And an Oleg Cassini, might I add!)
TheKnot.com Items – Family & Wedding Party Gifts, Personalized napkins & matchbooks – all for less than $200
Favors – $130 for 110 favors (Memorial Day sale on Lindt.com)
Centerpieces – Dollar Tree items (Vases and mirrors) and I lucked out at Hobby Lobby Sale on Candles
Flowers – Friends and Family are growing sunflowers for us! 🙂
Invitations – A total of $60 (this includes $25 in postage!)
I could go on, girls! 🙂
Post # 7
@MxH13: Wow nice job!!! 🙂
Post # 8
My dress was a sample – my dress budget was $1500 and we only ended up spending $695 for it. If only the alterations hadn’t been $500… 🙁
I was also really happy about our wedding photography package. We got a great deal because of the bridal show we met our photog at – it was 8 hours with 2 shooters, an engagement and bridal shoot, $2500 worth of album credit, a 12×18 photo, all the photos in digital format and the rights to them for $3500. It was still a lot of money, but we got a significantly better package because of the show deal. Plus the photographs turned out gorgeous.
Post # 9
I won 2 giveaways throughout our engagement for paper products, so I got our RSVP’s, menus, and rehearsal dinner cards for free. I also got a pretty great deal on our invites by using an artist on Etsy who normally doesn’t do wedding related products.
my dress was an unused sample that I got for over 60% off and our venue is city owned so it was a great deal for a gorgeous old restored cotton mill by the river!
Post # 10
My flowers: the 5 bridesmaid bouquets,my boquets and boutineers are £50 because i’m making them with real touch and foam flowers.
My invites: we designed them ourselves they have cost us £30
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
My dress was $720 and needed no alterations!
Post # 12
My dress! I bought my Modern Trousseau gown from the Bridal Garden for over 60% off retail. Bonus: it supports a NYC children’s charity.
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Jacksonville Inn
I made my first official wedding purchase today! It also happened to be a great deal! I was at the craft’s store and they had beautiful glass candle holders for $1.50 each. They are purple and fuschia (our colors) and originally $4.00 each! We can check that one off our very long list!
Post # 15
My shoes are designer (Dolce and Gabbana) and I found them at Nordstrom Rack for probably 1/3 of the original price!
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