Hello, fellow Budget Savvy Brides!
In order to design a wedding on a budget, I’ve had to find new ways to stretch our dollar. Here are some basic tricks we’ve used to find great, budget-friendly deals:
1) Craft stores ALWAYS have coupons (and great sales!):
Check weekly for coupons and sales at stores such as Joann’s and Michael’s. You’ll often find 50% percent off coupons to pair with great wedding décor and DIY projects. Here are some great buys that I have found:
- 50 piece Invitation set (retailed for $24.99), pre-tax total: $12.50 (Coupon)
- Rhinestone Bridal Belt (retailed for $19.99), pre-tax total: $9.99 (Coupon)
- Chalk Board Paint for DIY Project (retailed for $7.99), pre-tax total: $3.99 (Coupon)
- Peony Bridal Bouquet (retailed for $14.99), pre-tax total: $7.50 (50% Sale)
- Bridesmaid flowers (retailed for $2.99), pre-tax total: $1.50 (50% Sale)
- “Thank You” cards; 100 Count (retailed for $19.99), pre-tax total: $9.99 (Coupon)
- Spray Paint for DIY Project (retailed for $7.99), pre-tax total: $3.99 (Coupon)
- Paper Mache Letters ($1 off + 15 – 25% Sale)
- Flower Girl Basket (retailed for $11.99), pre-tax total: $5.99 (Coupon)
**Please note: Be sure to check the policy of the coupon that you will be using. Most times you cannot pair a coupon with an item that is already on sale. Usually, waiting for an item to be “off sale” and pairing the item with a coupon is a much better deal. However, please note that craft stores in your area might have different pricing than above.
2) There’s nothing wrong with the Dollar Tree:
I know, I know — the Dollar Tree is often looked upon as cheap and of ill-taste for a wedding. But, you will be surprised what great pieces you can find! Have you seen their amazing DIY Weddings section on their site?
- Flowers, $1!
- Flower Girl Petals, $1!
- Raffia (great for rustic centerpieces!), $1!
- Vases, $1!
- Flip Flops (great for dancing!), $1!
- Party supplies: cups, plates, serving wear, wine glasses, $1!
- Favor Boxes, $1!
**Please note: Check around for prices first. Even though items are $1, they are sold in smaller quantities. Sometimes you can stretch your dollar even more elsewhere!
3) Bargain shopping — (no thrift stores here!):
At the date of this posting, I have not stepped foot into one thrift store to purchase wedding items. I don’t have much luck with these places, and I am notorious for finding bargains in “regular” stores.
Great places to shop for wedding bargains:
- Ross (or any other outlet store):
- Lanterns with LED light ($7.99 each)
- Bird cage for cards ($14.99)
- LOVE décor sign ($4.99)
- Old Time Pottery:
- Pink Chandelier ($15)
- Cupcake Décor sign ($2.99)
- Rustic Décor sign ($9.99)
- White Lights ($1.99 per box)
I hope these simple tips have inspired you to find new ways to create a wedding on a dime. Comment below if you would like to share your bargain ideas, too!
Blessings to you,