Many Bargain Brides know that the internet can be your best friend in looking for deals. I'm not just talkin' Etsy, either. Wholesale sites are the BOMB. In my ventures I've come across some great stuff, and I wanted to share it with any brides lookin' to save a few bucks on the essentials!
Votives and overlays were things I left next to big fat question marks on my budget list. I could not figure out how much they would cost, or if I'd rent some linens...I just had no idea. After I started adding things up, however, I saw overlays were unpleasantly high when you need 25. I tried finding other brides who wanted to share them or something of the sort, but no luck! (PS, still up for sharing if anyone out there is up for it!) BUT I found the cheapest champagne satin table runners, possibly on the face of this earth. How cheap? 25 for $63.50. Yeah, that's right. I found them here www.efavormart.com.
Votives? Why should I pay so much for mood lighting?? No problem. www.candles4less.com sells votives *with* the candles for about 50 cents a piece! They have a bunch of different colors, all for the same price--check it out!
I have one more bridal bargain to share with you, but I don't think I'll be using them personally. Before, I was pretty set on have lanterns as centerpieces and these commonly used lanterns:
Are about 2 dollars cheaper at www.superwholesaler.com than they are at most other *wholesale sites*. Honestly, I've seen these things (and similar lanterns sold at the site) go for *way* more on ebay! A bride could actually make a profit doing this!
Anyhow, that's all I got for now! These finds really trimmed down my budget and let me expand my invitation budget a bit more comfortably...I know my original idea was to spend very, very little on those, but with a little wiggle room, I think I can spring for some envelopes with the gold foil! Weee! =D