Save Money with Some Smart Wedding Planning Tips: Part Two

Vintage Decorative Items for Your WeddingIf you’ll be incorporating borrowed vintage items into your big day, to help add sentimental value to your celebration, why not run with that theme and buy some additional items used, as well? Not only can this help save money, in many cases, but finding true vintage pieces is a great way to add character and old-school charm to everything from your décor to your accessories. Even bridesmaids’ dresses can be purchased used, either from a vintage shop (if you like the mismatched look, or are hosting a wedding themed around a certain decade from the past) or from resale bridal stores that often offer deep discounts on last season’s most popular gowns. Whether you’re willing to take some time exploring the best resale or consignment shops in your area, or prefer the ease of online shopping, it is possible to find some great deals (that will make your wedding budget thank you). And these used items can also add some incredibly unique touches to your wedding!

Don’t Be Afraid to Buy Used!

From decorations to accessories, there is nothing wrong with buying some of your wedding items used. In fact, purchasing even a few bigger ticket items resale, can add up to some incredible savings. And few items are more “gently used” than those purchased for weddings. After all, most of the items are only used for a few hours.

Just as importantly for many brides, incorporating truly old items into their wedding décor is a great way to create a truly one-of-a-kind celebration.

From linens to lanterns, mason jar glasses to menswear, vases to veils, don’t be afraid to do some scouting at secondhand shops in your area, or even online outlets which make searching for specific items simpler and faster. You could save a great deal, but you could also end up with unique items that are even better than new!

Of course, for Austin-area residents, a great time to grab some wedding items is at our upcoming annual Bridal Garage Sale! Our next garage sale will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on August 28, 2016, and it marks a great time to come explore our venue while also loading up on great wedding deals! For more information about this and other upcoming events at Texas Old Town, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!