How to Save Money on Accessories for Your Wedding
Scour websites and go simple
By Steve Smith
Wedding accessories can really deplete your wedding budget if you let them. However, you can find less expensive accessories that are just as good as those expensive ones. You just need to look in the right places at the right stores. Keep it simple. You don't need to overdo your accessories. It's the friends and families of the bride and groom that make the wedding day special, not the material things.
- What You Need to Know
- Shop niche wedding stores online for wedding accessories such as cake toppers, wedding card boxes and toasting flutes. These kind of stores usually carry the most competitive prices on these items. Many offer coupons, so ask them what the code is to get further discounts.
Scale back on the adornments for your accessories to save money. For instance, instead of crystal-studded toasting flutes, buy simple glass flutes with no crystal accents. Most manufacturers make a low-cost line of accessories for budget-conscious brides and grooms -- the "simplicity" toasting flutes by Cathy's Concepts are one example. Also consider using champagne glass charms to accent the glasses if you want to add some flair.
Buy cheaper wedding card boxes. Satin ribbon card boxes can be found for about $30, but inexpensive wedding card boxes made with a poster board material can be as low as $15. Hortense B. Hewitt makes a modern wedding card box in that range with an appealing, pastel design. Inexpensive cardboard card boxes can also be used for the bridal shower and reception. Or use the same card box for all of these events, including your reception.
Buy accessory sets that include guest books, pens and other accessories. These usually carry a lower price than purchasing the items separately. The "Eleganza" lace set by Cassiani is an example of a fancy accessory set with an inexpensive price.
Use discount coupons and take advantage of sales on wedding accessories whenever possible. Even small niche stores like Photoframesplus.com offer discounts on wedding accessories when you enter the current coupon code during your checkout process. Other stores offer coupons that can save an additional 5 percent. If you call the stores and ask, they will give you their coupon codes.
Use price comparison sites like TheFind.com to find the lowest prices on your wedding accessories. This website lists the same item at different stores and shows which store offers the lowest price.
Cheap hair accessories and jewelry are available at stores like Photoframesplus.com. The jewelry has a distinct look but is inexpensive. Again, call for the coupon code to save more.
About the Author
Steve Smith is a freelance writer on topics including travel and weddings.
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