Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Saving Money

I am really racking my brain trying to cut costs in every way I can. Weddings are freaking expensive in case you haven't heard.

My awesome dad is covering most of the costs, but the decorations, invitations, programs, and dress are up to me. So how do I save money on flowers?

Step 1.
Decide that fake flowers will be just as nice as real flowers, especially when you have an aunt that is crafty as hell and would absolutely LOVE to put together some nice flower arrangements for you.

Step 2.
Shop around local crafts stores and Wal Mart. Realize that paying $2.00 per FAKE rose is ridiculous and start feeling like a failure.

Step 3.
Call sister and complain. When she seems distracted and acts likes she doesn't care if you can't afford flowers for a wedding, hang up and pout.

Step 4.
Put on a determined face and turn to the interwebs.

Step 5.
Ebay.

Step 6.
Find a seller that is offering 252 red roses for $37.99 with FREE shipping.

Step 7.
Faint.

Step 8.
Realize that it's too good to be true and start researching.

Step 9.
Determine that the seller has tons of positive feedback and the flowers have a 60 day money back guarantee.

Step 10.
Then debate with yourself whether or not it is too early to buy flowers.

Step 11.
Tell self to shut the hell up and click Buy already.

Step 12.
Do a happy dance because you just saved $466.01.

Cha Ching.

4 comments:

Jo-Anne Rambling said...

Yes I have read this and yes I did comment on it over at your other blog but hey I can comment again........

I had fake floweres for my wedding and they where beautiful so much so that my mum kept them and my sister used them for her wedding.

steph c said...

I personally don't think there is anything wrong with fake flowers. Go with whatever you want!

Other cheaper flower options are baby's breath, daisies, certain kinds of roses, etc. I haven't even started seriously thinking about this yet bc it stresses me out lol.

PirateGeek9 said...

Yo. I discovered a GREAT way to save some money on the wedding dress:

http://www.romanticgowns.com/

The catch here is that you obviously can't try on dresses that are for sale online. Or can you?

Anyway, I went to local bridal shops (as in David's Bridal does not work for this) and found the perfect dress in the right size for me. Then I got on this website and managed to find the exact same dress. In the store it was $875. Online it was $250. Total savings on dress: $625. It might not be as easy for you to find the same dresses because the warehouse is actually like...5 miles from where I live, but still, it's worth a shot.

Also, if you have any Flower Factories in the area, they are the bomb for all kinds of different wedding decorations, supplies, and stuff.

Best of luck to ye and don't freak out. The marriage is far more important than the wedding day. ;)

PirateGeek9 said...

P.S. Just so you know that slightly shady looking website is legit...

This is me in my wedding dress:
http://img638.imageshack.us/i/meweddingdress.jpg/

This is the same wedding dress on that website:

http://www.romanticgowns.com/collection/product-page.asp?SKU=2074#Page_1

The price has gone up $100 over 2 years, but it's still way cheaper than it is in the store.