If you are already in the midst of planning your wedding, you are probably starting to get frustrated with how expensive everything is. No matter where you choose to shop for your wedding items and supplies, it seems like the retailers are trying to nickel and dime you to death at every turn. Even something as simple as napkins can be very expensive if they are designed specifically to match other wedding decorations, so before too long you may find yourself ready to pull out your hair and scream. Fortunately, shopping for discount wedding items and supplies doesn’t have to be that painful of an experience if your just know where to look. Here are a few places and ways to find discounted items for your wedding without having to drive all around town.
Dollar stores are the hidden gem that many couples overlook when they are planning their wedding. There can be a lot of negative connotations associated with dollar stores because usually the items you find there are cheap and poorly made. This can big a big issue if you’re buying for your home because you want the items you buy to look nice and last, but for a wedding this can be ideal because the items only have to last for one night. Do yourselves a favor and head out to a couple of dollar stores to buy napkins, decorations, and vases for you centerpieces. You’ll save a lot of money, and you’ll probably be surprised at the wide variety of options that are available.
Closeout sales are another great time to get amazing deals, especially if you shop ahead of time. For instance, knowing where you can shop for wedding sparklers around the 4th of July and waiting until the 5th can chop your costs in half or more. Similarly, if you are planning a beach wedding, shopping at department stores the year before when they are changing to their fall product line can save you hundreds of dollars in a hurry. Just plan ahead, know what you need to shop for, and shop when everything you want is going on closeout sale.
Many couples make the mistake of believing they need to physically hold the items they buy for their wedding in their hands before making a purchase. Though this can be a great way to see what types of products are available, it is the worst way to get a good price. Shopping online is almost always cheaper than shopping in a physical store unless there is a closeout sale because they don’t have to pay a lease on their building or hire clerks to manage the cash register. This means that they can offer lower process across the board, and often times they will have a much larger selection. It is still a good idea to shop around to touch and feel the products in real life, but when it comes time to buy you check online before swiping that credit card at your favorite bridal or department store.