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Yesterday I went to Hobby Lobby (another store I could spend countless hours in and thousands of dollars if I had it to spend) on my lunch break. I went looking just for funsies… and I ended up finding some styrofoam balls for cheaper than I had seen them anywhere else. Most everywhere I’ve looked, 6 inch balls were $4 and up… usually $4.99. I was kind of aggravated, because for some reason all of the styrofoam balls they had in stock had different prices on them- and they were all the exact same size, exact same product. Weird, eh? There were two I found priced at $3.47, a bunch at $3.99, and then a ton priced at $4.99. I didn’t understand the price difference, but I told my cashier about it at the register and she gave them all to me for $3.47! Hooray! Now I can start making pomanders for my aisleway at the ceremony… fun!

I know… it’s super lame that I’m so excited. But I just had to share because I love finding deals!

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

  1. Are you using real flowers to make your own pomanders? Take photos!! I definitely want to have pomanders at our wedding – I just love the look of them. Can’t wait to see how yours turn out!

  2. That is not lame… but I may be biased, as I get excited about the same thing. No one can say I’m not frugal! Great score!

    • Amanda (vintageglam)
    • September 10th, 2008

    I bought styrofoam balls for $1.99 (for 5″ balls) each at Michaels. Keep an eye for their coupons, you can always get amazing deals there.

  3. yes the 40% and 50% coupons at michaels and joann’s!!!!!
    I don’t buy anything without them
    they come out every week and if you get their e-mails you get double coupons.
    I just got some ribbon for 2.10 and made a cute little sash.
    pictures on the site coming soon.
    Mr. W made fun of me for refusing to by the 2$ feathers for a birdcage veil clip cause I was using my one and only coupon on the ribbon.

    • budgetsavvybride
    • September 14th, 2008

    @Domestigal Jen- I am probably going to do tissue paper flowers- wayyyyyy cheaper. Fake silk flowers can get kind of pricey, but perhaps I could sell them to another bride afterwards if I used silk ones? I will have to think about that… definitely won’t be able to afford real flowers just to let them die…

    @Amanda- Go girl for finding a better deal than me! I am going to go subscribe to Michael’s mailing list right now!!

    @Laura- Fo’ sho- I get those Joann’s coupons in my email every week! That’s how I got my corner rounder on the cheap! :)

    • Amber
    • July 7th, 2009

    What size Styrofoam balls did you use? And how did you get them to look like a bunch of carnations?

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