Wednesday 29 January 2014

WEDDING: Recent Wedding Purchases

Over the Christmas period we met up with a lot of people we hadn't seen since we got engaged, back in May 2013. Every single person we met congratulated us and asked how our wedding planning was going - at this point my panic levels started rising! Since the summer we hadn't really done anything towards our wedding, other than make the invitations and have a meeting with a potential catering company. We'd both been so busy starting new jobs, moving house and the run up to Christmas! These conversations did us good though, it's got us back on the wedding planning track. So since Christmas we have delivered the notice of marriage to the correct registrars office, discussed catering with another place, paid the deposit for the place we're getting married at and had a look through the items we've already bought. I really need to get my wedding dress but I've just started to really try and eat healthier, so I don't want to get a dress now and it be too big by my wedding (probably wishful thinking but hey ho!).

We've actually managed to pick up some brilliant bargains for our wedding, so I thought I'd share a few with you...

^ We bought this Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 camera at The Wedding Show, they had a show offer and I can't remember the exact price but it was around £65. We also bought 90 shots (the paper the photo prints on), which were also on offer. It's not a cheap option for a general camera but we're going to us it as our 'photo booth' and it's a lot cheaper than hiring one. We chose it in a pale blue colour, which will go well with the pastel colours at our wedding. I've reviewed it in more detail here. ^

^ A while ago Paper Themes (I reviewed a couple of their fantastic products here) had an offer on their website - if you filled in a questionnaire you received a £20 voucher with no minimum spend, how amazing?! These cute little paper flowers were £3.99 a pack, there are 3 packs in this picture. Unfortunately they aren't available on the website anymore but you can get them for the same price from Debenhams Wedding Stationary here. ^

^ I also bought these from Paper Themes, they're £8.49 for a pack of 5. We are planning on using them to label the sweet area we might have or little signs for something. We aren't going to use them as place cards but they're so versatile, the options are endless! ^

^ These Tea Light Lantern Bag's were a bargain at 2 packs for £1, from Poundland. They have a pretty star and moon pattern on the bag, which you can see when you put a tea light inside. We will probably put fake tea lights in, just to reduce the fire risk. ^

^ We bought 5 of these hearts at The Festive Gift Fair at the NEC on the run up to Christmas. They were £1 each, we might hang them on the end of each aisle but not quite decided yet. ^

^ As I've mentioned, we're doing our own photo booth, this 'Photo Booth Dress Up Kit' is from Tesco and was reduced to 75p! We just need to get some wigs and an old dressing table we can revamp for all these props to go on! ^

Have you seen any good wedding bargains around recently?

Feel free to leave me a comment :)


1 comment

  1. What great buys! What is your wedding date?? I'm newly engaged .. And love all of these wedding posts!! Although we are still not sure about having a big wedding or buying a house..! Ha..! :/


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