(Closed) When did you start buying the little things?

posted 7 years ago in October 2011
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I got married last October, but I bought little things the entire time. I didn’t wait until a certain time. i knew what I wanted, so I got it when I saw it. I am a bargainista, so I found great deals. Don’t forget to try Dollar Tree (even online), orientaltrader.com, wrapwithus.com , EBay, and The Nest.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I actually just picked up some really cute flower girl baskets that I plan on painting gold and some packages of fall leaves that were onsale last week at Michaels.  I need to find another color leaf to make it more colorful, but I am happy that’s out of the way.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@jenk968: I forgot about Michael’s. I got the packets of leaves there too. I got all different sizes and shapes. They were $1 a pack.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What?! I need leaves??? The floral section at Michael’s?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I have already started to buy some of the smaller things. My opinion is that if you already know what you want then why not just go ahead and buy it just to get it out of the way so you can focus on the other things that you may need to spend more time on. I have bought cake topper, cake knife and server, guest book, engraved champaigne flutes and a ring pillow.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I started ordering/buying little things in February of this year. I figured the earlier the better, this way I can space out my purchases,so “the little things” don’t add up to big costs at that very end. Also, if some of those “little things’ are needed for DIY projects, the sooner the better. This way, you won’t have a ton of things pile up to do in a short amount of time. Happy planning!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i’m not getting married for more than a year and I’ve already started looking! I plan to do centerpieces of lots of vintage bottles with a few springs of flowers in each (outdoor casual wedding) so I’ve started pricing the bottles on ebay. I found myself the winner of an auction last week already, but the price was too good to pass up!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I bought my decor in chunks.  I bought little silk leaves on amazon.com which I’m using in my centerpieces.  Heck, we bought our rings many moons ago!  (Just kidding, probably 9 months ago).  If you get a deal on something, buy it!  I love love love amazon.com!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@MissMaryMc:Just an FYI, I’m doing this too and I’ve found total awesome bargains at antique malls and flea markets! Less so at flea markets for some reason, since the buyers seem more out to turn a big profit, but if you hit the right antique malls, you can find some excellent bottles. Also, estate sales 🙂

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I started buying things when I know the theme/colors we were going with (romantic/vintage/shabby chic) and when Im out at thrift stores, Ross, Michaels, swap meets…etc I pick things up and store in the garage. I also check Craigslist at least twice a day to look for brides selling anything I could use. Once you know the theme and colors your mind will automatically spot things along the way and it’s never to early to start.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Believe it or not, the Dollar Tree has a lot of great stuff that doesn’t look too cheap. We got bubbles, plastic champagne flutes, even shepherd’s hooks to hang flowers on for our outdoor ceremony. It’s never to early once you have your mind made up about the details you want! 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Someone told me about Dollar Tree a few weeks ago but now i think i will defenitely see what they have, I have started making the rounds at flea markets and found some great stuff

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