10 Budgeting Tips for the Frugal Minded :)
Posted 30 July 2010 - 12:12 PM
I love all these ideas! Oriental Trading has great cheap trinkets, especially beach stuff. Also, go to coupon cabin for additional savings! I have also posted things I need on Facebook and friends have come to the rescue-which helps if you need something borrowed!
Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:58 PM
This is a great post. Love the little money saving tips. I am definitely a frugal person and I know it is going to help with planning and buying stuff for my wedding. I have so much time until my wedding so I love how I can browse websites and posts like these to find good websites to check out for great deals. I have bookmarked so many things and I have started to make a spreadsheet for my budget with the pricing I find for all the little decorations so I have a better idea of how much things will cost instead of just throwing a number out there. The dollar tree is already is my best friend and I cant wait til I can buy all the goodies for the OOT bags. Vistaprint is awesome and I will be using them for RSVP postcards, welcome cards, AHR invitations and probably some other things I haven't even thought about yet.
Thanks for sharing this info. I will definitley be coming back to this thread as my planning continues. =)
Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:35 PM
Great tips and I totally agree - being able to shop out of season is the best tip!
Another thing to consider is traveling out of season - for example, we got married in January. If you compare the prices to Mexico for December (Christmastime = $$$) and the end of February - April (Spring break = $$$) - January was much cheaper. Plus we still had a chance to escape the winter doldrums.
Also, when looking for a wedding dress, if you find something that has great lines and shape but is maybe too plain, add some embellishments! Grab some rhinestones, pearls, Swarovski crystals, lace, etc.. whatever you think is missing, and have it professionally added. It is inexpensive and can make for a one of a kind, perfect dress. It can be made even more special if you take elements from your mother's bridal dress and have them added to yours. Also, take a peek at the bridesmaid dresses! A lot of companies allow BM dresses to be ordered in ivory or white and they make fabulous, inexpensive bridal gowns! some great BM dresses that can be ordered in ivory, white, or two tone with fun color accents are: http://islandbridesh...bridesmaid.html
Another tip is to look in odd sections - for example, look in the kid's section for hair accessories. You'd be suprised! Also look in the christmas section for white sparkly decorations, look in the floral section for seashells, in the sand-art section for cheaper vases... a lot of times a store will have the exact same things for vastly different prices in different sections. If its in the "bridal" section, you can bet it will be more expensive.
Posted 27 September 2010 - 09:07 PM
Isn't that the truth -- seems anything that has "bride" or "wedding" in the name is at least twice the price!!
Great thread, definitely trying to stay on a budget, but it's so hard to do that with all the great ideas and pictures on here
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