Finding the perfect bridesmaid gift without coming off as cheap or cheesy can be difficult. I personally don’t like the typical bridesmaid gift of the giant monogrammed tote bag. Walking around Manhattan with my initials emblazoned on my bag for all the world to see didn’t seem very smart. And I thought jewelry was nice enough but since everyone has their own specific tastes in jewelry I didn’t want to risk getting them something they’d never actually wear. After racking my brain for weeks I calmed the heck down and realized that the best gifts are often the simplest gifts. Massages – The ladies could probably use a bit of relaxation after all the wedding planning. Massages usually cost well over $50, but you can find discount spa services on Lifebooker, SpaWeek, or even through Groupon and LivingSocial. If you use Groupon or LivingSocial be sure to get there early
A custom made wedding dress is a lot more affordable than you might think. When I was looking for a wedding dress, I was surprised at how affordable it was to have it made. I found several dressmakers willing to create my dress for under $600! There’s the tried and true old fashioned route of getting a local seamstress to create one for you. Or to give yourself even more options, you could order your custom made wedding dress online. There are many dressmakers all over the world who have beautiful websites with samples of their work. Here are three reasons to consider a custom made dress: Maybe the price tag on that Oscar de la Renta or Vera Wang dress you’ve been salivating over for months has left you with hives. There are dressmakers who will make you a dress “inspired by” whichever designer you want. No, it won’t
Hello Darlings and Welcome! This where I’ll be sharing money saving, tips and strategies to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford. I’ve learned a whole lot from planning my dream wedding. Planning a wedding on a tight budget in NYC is no easy fete. It involved endless hours of online research, countless phone calls to vendors and many anxiety ridden sleepless nights.The whole point of this website is to save you from much of that stress and confusion. Hopefully I can provide simple answers to your most asked questions and maybe show you some ideas you never thought of as well. So please leave comments when you’re so inclined and if you have specific questions you want answered let me know. If I don’t know the answer I’ll ask someone who does and post it here for you. Happy Reading!