If you’re not interested in trying your hand at couponing, there are still other easy ways to save money. Using sites such as Groupon and Living Social is a great way to score awesome deals on many things—some that are even wedding related!
You may have heard of these sites, but here’s how they work. Each day, the site offers a new deal. A certain number of people have to sign up for the deal and then it is “on” and anyone can buy it. I have never seen a deal NOT have enough people sign up for it for the deal to go live.
You can sign up for deals local to you. But, also be aware that sometimes a deal is listed for another city, but is actually available to anyone no matter where you live! Check out this screenshot that I got from Southern Savers!
This screenshot lists deals that are open to anyone—you do not have to live in that city to get the deal! It’s a pain to go through and check every city each day to see what is up for grabs, though, so I normally just check into Southern Savers where Jenny posts if there are good deals up for grabs.
It’s important to read the fine print. Sometimes the deal is good for new customers only, or might have an expiration date.
I have seen and bought some great deals specifically for our wedding! So without further ado, here they are!
Deal #1: I paid $30 and got $75 worth of merchandise from a fabric and sewing shop in town. I am using that material to make napkin rings and bunting.
Deal #2: A 16 x 20 personalized canvas print for $28 and free shipping. I am going to get this pic done of us to go with our tree theme!
Photo by SamoanCuban
Deal #3: Hot yoga to get my butt in shape before the big day! I swear I think I will pass out when I do this, but I bought it anyway: 15 Bikram yoga classes for $25!
Deal #4: Coupon for 60% off food and drink at The General Store Cafe. They are our caterers, so we can now go eat some of their yummy food anytime at a great discount!
Other potentially awesome wedding deals I have seen include hair-salon discounts, spa deals, wholesale flowers on sale, and dance lessons for only a fraction of the regular cost. I am totally waiting for those dance-lesson deals to roll back around, and then I am snatching them up and the mister and I are going to learn how to do a bit more than the seventh-grade sway.
There is also Living Social Escapes! This site offers heavily discounted vacation packages. Right now there is one for an all-inclusive resort in Cancun! I’m gonna go drool over that and imagine myself far away from this freakish Southern winter!
Do you use Groupon or Living Social? What are some of your fave deals that you have scored?