(Closed) What has been your favorite wedding bargain?

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
223 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

i won my brand new tiara n veil πŸ™‚

Post # 4
1118 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Where to begin?! My whole wedding is a bargain! (I like to think of myself as a thrifty, price-conscious bride nowadays πŸ˜‰


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! πŸ™‚

Invitations – A total of $60 (this includes $25 in postage!)


I could go on, girls! πŸ™‚

Post # 8
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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… πŸ™

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
4014 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

My dress was $720 and needed no alterations!

Post # 12
295 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
705 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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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