July 14, 2009


Jaley has a favorite saying that goes something like this...
'The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.'

That might be true... and I don't particularly like to give that stuff away, but the secret to saving money is having friends that will share at least some of their secrets! I hope if you are planning an event and you need a few things that this list will help.

So, here's a list of wedding vendors/suppliers that I used:

Rose Chapel - gorgeous event space with fabulous staff
Joel & Laura Photography (which includes the Little Black Booth photobooth) We love 'em!
DJ Connection - greatest DJ ever
Cast Your Bread Catering - delicious, reasonably priced & fabulous...is all I can say!
*The Connection - Beautiful flowers & they will tell you everything you know so you can DIY.
Michael's Crafts Stores - be sure and clip those 40 & 50% off coupons.
Hobby Lobby - I bought lots of things like, vases, candle cups, stuff for the 'bouts, sticks for ribbon wands and program fans & lots of ribbon here all at 50% off. Watch for the sales, if it's not on sale this week it will be in a week or two!
JoAnn Fabrics - bridesmaid dress pattern, fabric, table runner fabric, veil material 50% off coupons!
*Mr. Bucks - personalized ribbon at a great price! Quick delivery, I didn't even order this until June 18!
*Anna's Bridal Bargains - great prices on custom paper napkins.
*Paper Mart - incredible prices on the little white chinese take out boxes.
*Beall's - adorable attendant dresses. The key is once you find the dress, buy it online for best size selection.
*Dillards - flower girl dresses, and I didn't have to search all over town for the correct sizes.
*Payless Shoes - all 5 pair online and I didn't drive all over town to find the sizess.
*Cards & Pockets - DIY wedding invitations, great prices
*EFavor Mart - ribbon for ribbon wands & ceremony decor. I spent about 1/3 of what the price on sale @ Hobby Lobby would have been. Incredible.
* Etsy - jewelry
*Save-On-Crafts - cupcake tree!
*Oh Nuts - delicious candy
*M & Ms - I watched for online specials and bought 3 bags & got 1 free & saved on shipping
*Oriental Trading - Candy & paper parasols
Red Oven Bakery & Patty's Pantry - both in Arlington, TX mmm...Red Velvet Cupcakes & cheesecake
*Totes - ballet slippers, adorable
Marshalls/Home Goods - candy buffet jars
*Pottery Barn - really nice 3 gallon glass drink dispensers
Walmart - misc.
*David's Bridal - my dress online without trying it on! 1/2 price!
Alfred Angelo - wedding dress, quick 2 week delivery.
*Decal Paper - water slide decal paper for mason jar monograms
*Candle Soylutions - daisy die cut jar lids
*Ebay - lavender straws & my dancing shoes
*Metro Candy - Rock Candy Swizzle Stix
*Violet Crumbles - Matt's favorite candy and it is no longer sold in the US, airmail from Australia
Kohls - usher's shirts & ties, attendants shoes
Build A Bear - Teddy Bear Toss
*Newport News - brides shoes

*Denotes online purchases I made! I joke and say this is a wedding the internet built!

I tried not to purchase candy online because of it's shipping weight, but I did purchase candy online when I couldn't find what I wanted in local stores. Also, I never paid full price for anything! When I shopped online I did web searches for coupon codes etc, local stores I watched for coupons & sales. Researching pays off!!!

1 comment:

jill said...

That's a lot of vendors when I see it listed like this! Wow.