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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what’s ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference. Today we’re talking about how when you shop at thrift stores for wedding items, it can save you money!


wedding budget tip: shop at thrift stores for wedding items

Wedding Budget Tip #14:

Shop at thrift stores for wedding items!


Hunt for affordable decor at thrift stores.


One of my favorite sources for wedding decor is Thrift Stores.

When I was planning my own budget wedding, I scoured my local Goodwill and any other secondhand store I could find for jars, vases, and other decorative items to use in my wedding. I was able to collect about 50 milk glass vases, many of them under $1 each — so I really built up a great inventory without spending a ton of cash.

Other great items you can get for your wedding at thrift stores:

Not only is shopping at Thrift Stores a great way to save money, it’s also a key way to plan a thoughtful wedding. Consider your eco-footprint when purchasing items for your big day — doesn’t it feel better to use something again, rather than wastefully buying something new?

So tell us:

are you planning to shop at thrift stores for wedding items?

Leave a comment below and let us know!




Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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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

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