* Black Gloss Gable Boxes for Out of Town Guest Gift Bags
Memorial Vases courtesy of Jean M products (a small one for my fiance's mother and the larger one for my grandmother, grandfather and aunt)
toasting flutes courtesy of Get Married's shop
* My Guestbook (Super excited about this fun idea from a previous blog post)
* Favor boxes (chinese takeout boxes) from http://www.papermart.com/
I made all of these purchases online and I always suggest taking plenty of time to browse the internet and see what you can do to 'bargain shop.' But here are my latest tidbits of advice for wedding shopping:
Use the net and use your coupons!
That's right, I said coupons. I recently discovered that you can do a google search for coupon codes by putting in the store name and the words 'promo code'. I was able to get free shipping and save 5% by using an online coupon I found and I saved 10% off my Guestbook by using a code that I found online.
Another great site I used to find a lot of my little detail items is http://www.thefind.com/. This site will let you type in a description or item name and it will bring up literally hundreds of stores online that are selling the items. Don't get me wrong, it takes some leg work to find the best deal...I found a site that had my favors for 88 cents each but once I saw what the shipping costs were, the site was actually not that cheap. But I did find a site to buy my placecards from! Definitely play with this site.
And I already mentioned in a previous post about why it's a good idea to buy items sooner than later for your wedding needs. But another reason it's a good idea to start shopping sooner than later is that once you decide what you want, you can take your time browsing the net and your fave sites for when sales come up.
I listed a lot of information above because these are sites that I have found have the best deals for a lot of items that many of you may need...trying to save you some leg work. The gable boxes for example - I bought 50 of them from this supplier rather than the 25 I would probably need because it was actually cheaper to buy more from a wholesale supplier than to try to buy the amount I needed from gift stores and such.
So ladies - any other suggestions for how to bargain shop?