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OH and I just registered with artscow.com and vistaprint.com

 

I recommend registering, so you start getting the emails about bargains and free stuff :)

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OH and I recommend registering for artscow.com and vistaprint.com so you actually start getting the bargains and free stuff offers in your inbox... even if you're not getting married for another year :)

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I just bought my OOT bags on ebay. I got 50 collapsible jelly totes for $55. I already got them and they are perfect. Waterproof, in 5 different colors. I am not sure how many guest are coming yet, but I do have a RSVP link on our website that I have asked people to respond to if they think they are coming. Our wedding isn't until October and I already got 30 RSVP's on there.

I was also thinking of putting shot glasses, fans, and maybe a photo album. Check out favorfavor.com, and efavormart.com. They have a lot of great stuff on there. I ordered brown satin bags and blue ribbon to put the shot glasses in. (thise are our colors).

Darcy

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I just bought my OOT bags on ebay. I got 50 collapsible jelly totes for $55. I already got them and they are perfect. Waterproof, in 5 different colors. I am not sure how many guest are coming yet, but I do have a RSVP link on our website that I have asked people to respond to if they think they are coming. Our wedding isn't until October and I already got 30 RSVP's on there.

I was also thinking of putting shot glasses, fans, and maybe a photo album. Check out favorfavor.com, and efavormart.com. They have a lot of great stuff on there. I ordered brown satin bags and blue ribbon to put the shot glasses in. (thise are our colors).

Darcy

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Keep the idea's coming ladies, this is great! I see so many girls spending way more than we planned and I started second guessing the DW is cheaper than home!!!

 

The best tip is go to the stores, but don't buy. Go online and order it there. My dress was $880 in the store, but it is only $560 to order online. And you can get it sooner too!

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Keep your eyes open in less-than-expected places: I was in White House Black Market and found a wedding dress in exactly my size (an online return) marked down to $199 because it was the only one. I might go back and get it :)

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Great tips ladies! Glad I found this forum, was starting to feel really cheap after reading some other threads. Good to know not everyone has a ton of money to spend!!

 

My helpful tips are:

 

Use Excel to design a budget. I did up a spreadsheet of every thing we wanted/ needed for the wedding and what we wanted to spend. And I included everything - from rings to invites to tips to gifts for guests. This helped provide me with a very realistic number. In the second column I tallied what I actually spent. So if I found a really great deal somewhere, it allowed me to add an extra or spend a little more somewhere else. And I set it up to do all the totalling for me. Has been a real life saver, and so far has kept us way under budget!!!!

 

My second tip is to keep your eye out for charity events and bridal events. I got my wedding dress at a Hospice Society event where all the dresses were donated by local bridal shops. 100% of every dress sold went to the charity and I got a $700 dress for $125!!!! Not only do I feel good helping out charity, but saved a ton of cash!!

 

Hope this helps someone...

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