I don't know whether to love you all or dislike you.....I am OOT obsessed so just hearing about your shopping adventures inspires me to keep buying MORE!!! hahaha.
There are some GREAT ideas on here that I might have to 'borrow' )
I am an avid shopper and love finding a great bargain. Wanted to share a couple 'hot spots' with you ladies who might be in the GTA. I have to admit I didn't read all 164 pages, so hopefully these aren't repeats:
One of my bridesmaids tipped me off to this store during her wedding prep. You can order online, or there is a store (and another one opening soon in Pickering). I purchased lots of goodies here like my welcome bags for $0.99, smart bag liners for $2, ribbon, organza bags for my favours and candy bags that I will use for the hangover kits etc. which were only $3-5 for 100 in store clearance.
2. Sandylion sticker warehouse in Markham
I always go to this store to pick up stickers and activity books for my niece and nephew, but they have some good items for OOT bags. If you are looking to print your own labels, you can get 50 sheets of blank labels for $5 or 100 sheets of sticker paper for $5. They also have rolls of sparkly stickers for printing and lots of scrapbooking items.
Side note: This store is amazing for teachers.
3. Canadian Tire
If you are looking for Bubba kegs...this is the place to go. At least once a month they put them on sale 50-60% off. I was super fortunate b/c I bought them one weekend on sale and then they had a $10 GC when you spend $40 promo so it was like getting every 6th mug free!
I know this isn't a new one, but this week seems to be a great time to hit up the clearance section. I was in there on the weekend and picked up some adorable padded CD cases for $1.44 each. They are similar to the straw photo albums someone posted with the insert in the front for a picture. I'm going to make copies of my wedding DVD and give these out as thank you gifts to my family / bridal party after we return.
I'm sure you all know about vista, but it's always worth mentioning again. They have a $0 sale on this week which makes for some phenomenal deals. So far here are some of the items I have created on vista:
- welcome party banner (small banner)
- OOT bag tags using my logo (business cards)
- photoshare cards (business cards)
- do not disturb signs (rack cards)
- variety of postcards
- bookmarks (cut long invitation in half)
- small magnets with our logo
- welcome letter (flyers)
- schedule of events (invitation)
- Spanish for dummies card (invitation)
- thank you sign to use in pictures (small banner)
- Bride & Groom t-shirts
- rehearsal dinner invites (invitation)
- guest room list (oversized postcard)
I'd love to hear any other creative ideas you ladies have used vista for. I find this is the best way to get OOT 'filler' VERY inexpensive. Best part is that they ship from Windsor so no duty!!!
I will try and post some pictures in the near future. Hope this post has helped a few of you ladies out!!!