As I shared on Facebook a few months ago, I plan to share some of our money saving wedding planning ideas here on the blog. Most of our wedding plans are complete and one item we recently finished planning was our honeymoon. Can you believe our week long honeymoon cost us a total of $250? I am going to share how we were able to plan a honeymoon for a low cost as well as other ways we have chipped away cost.
Contests & Giveaways
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to save money for your wedding day is by entering contests and giveaways. There are a ton of wedding related contests and giveaways available online and at bridal shows. About once a week since my engagement, I have googled current wedding giveaways to enter. Since our engagement, I have won two giveaways.
- Round Trip Plane Tickets - I won two round trip plan tickets while attending Blogalicious back in October. This video chosen by ORS Hair Care won the contest!
- Toss Bouquet - I participated in a Twitter chat held by Natural Hair Bride and won a toss bouquet from Blinged Bouquet.
If you're like me, you may already be a huge fan of Groupon. Groupon is an awesome website that allows you to purchase anything from dinner for two to actual products at a low cost. The gist of the website is paying the low price up front and redeeming your coupon later. My fiance and I have used this website on plenty of occasions so it was a no brainer that we would try to look at their Getaways section for low priced vacations. We ended up finding an amazing deal!
- Palms Place Hotel (Las Vegas) - We found a five day, four nights special at the Palms Place Hotel for only $50 a night. Yes, $50 a night! We altogether paid $225 for our honeymoon hotel.
- Manicure & Pedicure - I found a local spa with great ratings selling a manicure and pedicure package for $19. I purchased it and scheduled it for the week of my wedding.
Online shopping has saved us a great deal on our wedding planning. From purchasing wedding invitations online to my wedding dress, it has saved us hundreds!
Do you have any wedding savings tips to share? What was the best deal you got during wedding planning?
God bless & stay fabellis,