Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why You Should Always Go Wedding Shopping At The Dollar Store



Every time I'm in the dollar store, I check out the wedding aisle. Right now, it's getting overrun by baby items, but there are still a bunch of wedding items.

Each time, I'm there, I find a gem. The best was when I found the Brides magazines programs, usually $40, for only $1. This time, it was cookie cutters.

You should ALWAYS go wedding shopping at the dollar store! Check out some of the great things www.abrideonabudget.com found!!

I found a ton of Lady Cookie Cutters made by Gartner Studios. They come in packs of three: lips, high heel, and a dress. Super cute, and only $1. I wanted to grab them all, but I don't have a reason for them. In my wedding planning mind, I would buy these, print a cookie recipe on a sheet of card stock, punch a hole in it, and attach it with a ribbon. Bridal shower favors are done.

Simple, easy, and cheap. Very cheap. They end up being $.33 each, assuming you have ribbon and card stock at home already (which I just feel like every bride-to-be has in the closet).

You should ALWAYS go wedding shopping at the dollar store! Check out some of the great things www.abrideonabudget.com found!!
I
 left these on the shelf with wedding bubbles. Because there are always wedding bubbles at my dollar store. I also saw favor boxes, which are great at a low price.

The stock at most dollar stores rotates quite frequently. When items are gone, they may never come back (the pepper grinder we buy there exclusively is only available sporadically). So, each time I'm in the dollar store, I check to see what new items are for sale. This is the first time I've seen these cookie cutters and I don't expect to see them again. So, when you find items that you like in the wedding section, grab them. 

BRIDAL BABBLE: What wedding items have you seen at the dollar store?

22 comments:

  1. I couldn't agree more! I can always find something useful at the dollar store!

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  2. I try to always use the Dollar stores first! I have saved scads of money doing just that! Thanks for preaching the frugal gospel!

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  3. It is such a good idea to buy wedding items at the dollar store. They have tons of really nice items. I am always surprised when I see how great the stuff is. My sister did her wedding with a lot of items from the dollar store.

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  4. You could get artificial flowers there to make centerpieces.

    Aria H.

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  5. My wife and I have a store that sells things for weddings, and there are some brides who have a "money is no object" attitude and are as frivolous as they can be. While some brides, whom we cater to, want to be as economical as possible. There isn't much of a middle ground.

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  6. I love the Dollar Store! You truly never know what you're going to find!

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  7. Being a student, I am a big fan of Dollar Store! :D

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  8. Ive never really found any wedding related items at my dollar store - wish I had!!

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  9. I just love the Dollar Store! In fact, I found these glasses there that I totally love: http://www.fdleventconsulting.com/a-twisted-peach-cocktail-pensacola-fl-wedding-planner/

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  10. Jennifer Boehme
    I see wedding items in these stores all the time. But when someone is having a wedding, I have noticed they look for the best of the best and don't try to save money. You could save so much money shopping at these stores for the small items.

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  11. The dollar store has so many steals! Never would have thought to check there for wedding-related purchases. Great tip!

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  12. The Dollar Store is a great place to look for wedding items. A person can save a lot of money by getting tablecloths and dinner ware and utensils. I like so many of the wrapping paper and colors that is available.

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  13. I don't think I have seen wedding items in my dollar store, but then again I have never looked for them. That was a steal on those cookie cutters.

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  14. The dollar tree is one of the first places I go when looking for party or event supplies, I always walk out with something.

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  15. I got a ton of glass square vases for small center pieces for a dollar and tons of favors to make bachelorette "survival" kits (asperin, gaterade, snacks, tumblers etc.)

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  16. Im getting married in May 2016 and so far ive gotten a ton of stuff from the dollar store. I bought the flowers to make little corsages for the girls and boutonnieres for the guys. They look so real!!!!! :):):):):)

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  17. They do have the best party supplies and always the best price.Never thought about wedding stuff though great idea.

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  18. Yes!! They really have so much there and its often overlooked!! Talk about a money saver!! Oriental Trading co is a great place to find cheap supplies and favors too!!

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  19. I got all of my vases (7" tall cylinder and 3" squares) at the dollar store. As well as cute items to put in welcome bags for out of town guests. (including great short Chicken soup for the soul books in many different titles to make them a little more personal to the guest i.e. Chicken soup for the Mothers soul, cat lovers soul, etc....) We had a beach wedding but I didn't want a beach themed reception. Our cocktail hour was on a terrace of the reception venue over looking the ocean. I found boxes of Kinetic sand and cute little sand castle molds which bridged the beach ceremony into our non beach reception. Each of the cocktail tables got a some of the sand and a few molds. Everyone LOVED playing around with it! (and no mess!!!!!!)

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  20. Where I am there are three different "Dollar"Stores, the Family Dollar, the Dollar General, and the Dollar Tree, what is the actual name of the dollar store you are shopping?

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    1. Hi! For this specifically, I mean a store like Dollar Tree, where everything is $1. I don't personally consider Family Dollar and Dollar General dollar stores because even though they have the word dollar in the name, not everything is $1.

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