Broke-Ass Tag: Wedding Shopping


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I will admit, I am not on online shopping. I prefer the “touch and feel” shopping experience! On the other hand, when your time is limited, you need to buy a gazillion items and you are looking for the best deal, online shopping becomes your best friend!

I’ve secured some awesome deals and sharing is caring, so here are my tips!

Dollar Tree:

I used to think that what made Dollar Tree special is that everything is truly a dollar, little did I know that there are so many other things that make Dollar Tree the best store EVER, like their website! I purchased the majority of my wedding decor online by the case, it was shipped to a store by my house (for free) and the manager loaded it in my car (in the rain). Amazing customer service and experience!

Facebook Trading Groups:

The experience can be a bit of a pain if you have to coordinate a pickup or delivery. At times I felt like it might just be easier to go to the store and buy what I need. On the other hand, the groups are a great for booking vendors. I “shopped” for vendors, used the comments and captions as recommendations and often times the vendors would offer a special Facebook special if you book their services! It’s a win-win situation. We secured our videographer  for 50% less than what we were quoted from other videographers, she scheduled a call with us to discuss our vision and she even threw in an engagement video session for FREE! An added bonus, I sold some empty wine bottles on a Facebook trading group that I was collecting for decor and no longer needed. Extra money that we were able to add to our wedding budget!


The original plan was to order EVERYTHING online, however many of the items that we needed were not available via the website. This little hiccup did not slow down my online buying streak; I still created my shopping list on their website, I selected my store and they included on the shopping list the exact location for each item and we were in and out in less than an hour! If you’ve ever been to IKEA you know how much of an accomplishment that is.

A quick trip to IKEA, thanks to our online shopping list!


Um, where has this site been all of my life?!? One of my bridesmaids told me about it and I am hooked.  I not only set up my own “closet” so that I can sell stuff but I also found my wedding shoes. Yes, my wedding shoes!! These beauties from Nine West were listed for $30, had only been worn once and had minimal wear and tear. I offered $15 and did a happy dance when I received the notification that the owner excepted my offer. I received them four days later and I love them!

I’ve scored so many deals online that I think that I have been completely converted and I may never enter a store ever again! In addition to the deals above, Amazon Prime is a winner for my last minute DIY projects. The cake topper and my garter were secured on Etsy. Many of the bridesmaids gifts were purchased from Charming Charlie, Old Navy and SheIn during online only sales and my reception linen was purchased online from CV Linen.

I only have a few more items to grab and I am beyond excited each and every day that a new package lands at my front door!



  • 11/28

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    Happy Monday, darlings! I hope you all had a great, restful Turkey weekend. As per usual, the holiday shopping has been kicked into high gear, and since finding a killer bargain is essential to any Broke-Ass wedding, I’d be remiss if I neglected to share these awesome Cyber Monday deals with you. Since Black Friday was a mashup of all the things, Cyber Monday’s deals are concentrated on Weddingland. From dresses to bridal party gifts to freaking HONEYMOONS, there are deals like whoa in here. Happy shopping!

    Cyber Monday Deals for Your Wedding Top row, l to r:

    Take 25% off + free shipping on personalized gifts (like these awesome flasks for your groomsmen) at Things Remembered when you use code A130 at checkout.

    Bedeck your gals with gorgeous baubles with up to 60% off at Stella & Dot’s flash sale!

    Get wedding cards, photo books and guestbooks with Mixbook’s buy more save more deals, up to 55% off with code CYBER16.

    Middle row, l to r:

    Modcloth is one of our faves for affordable wedding attire, and everything on the site is 30% off with code CYBER16.

    Save on honeymoon airfare and travel in serious style with Virgin America, where you can get up to 30% off.

    Save your crew some cash and get their dresses from Rent the Runway (or get a killer engagement party dress for yourself). Save 30% on all rentals with code CM2016.

    Bottom row, l to r:

    From stationery to gifts and everything in between, get custom and awesome details from Zazzle for up to 70% off + 30% off sitewide with code CYBERMONSAVE.

    Get your beauty on the pure way with 20 gifts from 100% Pure marked at just 10 each.

    Save big on your honeymoon and book a romantic getaway at a Sandals resort.

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