Are you planning to wed soon? If so, does it feel like your shopping list is growing by the day? Wedding planning involves a great deal of shopping, so much so that even brides that once considered a trip to the mall “retail therapy” may grow wearisome of having to pick up one more shopping bag. Fortunately, there are a few tips that can help make the process of purchasing all you’ll need for your wedding feel less daunting and much more doable. Here are our best ideas for shopping in ways that can save you time, money, and most importantly, stress!
1. Make Your List and Check It Twice
Whether it’s groceries or wedding accessories, nothing wears on your nerves like having to return to a store when you really thought you already got everything you needed. Minimize repeat trips, especially to stores that are outside your general area, by making careful shopping lists for wedding-related items.
This is especially important when buying items in bulk, like if you’ll be purchasing your own napkins, vases, or wedding favors, for instance. You don’t want to accidentally grab 188 of something when you need 200. Get it right the first time, by checking your list before you leave home, and your cart before you leave the store.
If several people will be helping with your shopping, this can also help avoid ending up with duplicates you don’t need.
2. Take Advantage of Online Shopping
In general, it’s easiest to buy clothing from stores where you can try on before you buy. But for many wedding-related items, it is actually ideal to purchase online. Not only can you take advantage of huge sales, you can enjoy the convenience of having large orders shipped directly to you.
Just be smart about where you have wedding items shipped. For instance, if the small apartment you share with your fiancé is starting to look like a wedding outlet, ask your parents if you can borrow their spacious garage from now until the wedding.
3. Don’t Overlook Secondhand Bargains
Our Bridal Garage Sale is just one example of how it can really pay off to buy secondhand! Give your budget a break, and enjoy an actually fun day of shopping, by visiting us for our next sale, August 28, 2016.
You can find amazing deals on many wedding items by picking them up gently-used, either at our sale or upscale secondhand or consignment shops in your area.