Brides on a budget

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Oct 052014
 

Wedding Day

As we celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last week I took a moment to look back at our big day. I had only just moved to Australia and we were busy setting up house (as well as going through an expensive visa application) so we were a bit strapped for cash and planned our wedding on a tight budget. I wore a bargain USD $9 wedding dress, did my own makeup and a girlfriend did my hair, mother-in-law made the cake, an uncle performed the ceremony and that’s just the start. Some might find this a punishment but I actually loved the challenge, you all know how much I love hunting for the best buys!

With lovely Summer weather on the (far) horizon it won’t be long before wedding season kicks off. If you’re tying the knot this year it’s time to get your invitations ordered and in the mail and no, they don’t have to break the bank:

Pre-cut InvitesThe easiest way save on your invites is by making them yourself, it’s not as tricky as it sounds and the internet is full of wonderful pages to get inspiration from. You can grab your invitation paper or pre-cut cards, ribbons, invitation envelopes, seals and other decorations like lace, tape and studs from specialist stores like Paper Warehouse which will save you big bucks compared to ordinary stationery or craft shops.

Paper Warehouse stocks many of the big names in decorative paper e.g. Cristina Re, Paper Craft and Paper Chic at bottom prices so you get the designer look you are after without the designer price tag. Weddings are expensive enough as it is and by going the DIY route you can save some much needed extra cash to spend on other parts of your wedding.

DIY RibbonWe did a lot of our wedding preparations ourselves and while it (obviously) takes a bit more time than having someone else do it for you it is very rewarding and it allows you create something that is 100% you and suits your wedding perfectly. If you get some of your family and girlfriends together to help out it will cut down the workload and it is a great bonding experience, I have fond memories of our evenings spent wrapping wedding favours and writing envelopes.

To browse the range visit www.paperwarehouse.com.au.

ElmiraIf you have a very large wedding party, are running out of time or are simply not a crafty person and prefer to let the experts do the hard work you can find an affordable range of pre-made wedding invitations at Invitation House. There are some really lovely styles to choose from: gold or silver, earthy tones or black and white, beautiful elegant wedding invitations or pretty beach wedding invitations, it’s up to you! Prices depend on the options and extras you choose, DIY packages are available for those wanting to save even more.

To browse the range visit www.invitationhouse.net.au.

Happy wedding planning!

 

Sales & Savings – Week 23

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Jun 052013
 

The Enchanted Child
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘LIZ’ at checkout
When? Until June 10, 2013
Where? www.enchantedchild.com.au

WSWhimsy Child
What? 40% off all fashion
How? Enter the code ‘FASHION’ at checkout
When? Until June 7, 2013
Where? www.whimsychild.com.au

SkeanieSkeanie
What? 50% off Gumboots and Wellingtons
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 7, 2013
Where? www.skeanie.com.au

Petit
What? 20-50% off Zachary Hunter and Hudson Nate bedding
How? Prices as marked
When? Until June 10, 2013
Where? www.petit.com.au

One on the WayOne on the Way
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘SALE20’ at checkout
When? Limited time only
Where? www.oneontheway.com.au

FrecklesFreckles
What? 30% off all new designs
How? Prices as marked
When? Limited time only or while stock lasts
Where? www.freckles.com.au

Sales & Savings – Week 21

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May 222013
 

WDYGTWhere Did You Get That?
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘HIPHIP’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au

Eternal Creation
What? Up to 60% off womens fashion, sleepwear and accessories
How? Prices as marked
When? Until May 26, 2013
Where? www.eternalcreation.com

Quince ClothingQuince Clothing
What? 50% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘AUTUMN’ at checkout
When? Until May 25, 2013
Where? www.quinceclothing.com

Purely 4 Kids
What?
30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘APR30NEWS’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.purely4kids.com.au

Whimsy Child
What? 25% off long sleeved tees, tops, hats, scarves, jumpers and jackets
How? Enter the code ‘WARM-UP’ at checkout
When? Until May 24, 2013
Where? www.whimsychild.com.au

StorksakStorksak Australia
What? 30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘FLASH30’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.storksak.com.au

Sales & Savings – Week 20

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May 152013
 

Rudy and the Dodo
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘HappyDance!’ at checkout
When? Until May 20, 2013
Where? www.rudyandthedodo.com.au

Baby DonkieBaby Donkie
What? 30% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘TAKE30’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.babydonkie.com.au

Bug Rugs
What? 50-80% off Kids Rugs
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.rugclearance.com.au

CPBbanner125x125Complete Party Boxes
What? 50% off storewide
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until May 16, 2013
Where? www.completepartyboxes.com.au

Toddler Town
What? 40% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘NL40%OFF’ at checkout
When? Until May 19, 2013
Where? www.toddlertown.com.au

Kawaii Kids
What? 20% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘cool20’ at checkout
When? Until May 16, 2013 (9pm)
Where? www.kawaiikids.com.au

Sales & Savings – Week 19

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May 082013
 

Bean and MeBean and Me
What? 10% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘HIP’ at checkout
When? Until May 31, 2013
Where? www.beanandme.com.au

IBB - CopyItty Bitty Box
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘mumslounge’ at checkout
When? Until May 30, 2013
Where? www.ittybittybox.com.au

The Infant BoutiqueThe Infant Boutique
What? 60% off all clothing
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.theinfantboutique.com.au

Cocoon Couture
What? 25% off storewide (Excluding wall stickers)
How? Prices as marked
When? Until May 19, 2013
Where? www.cocooncouture.com

NestlingNestling
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘mumlove’ at checkout
When? Until May 12, 2013
Where? www.nestling.com.au

Il TuttoIl Tutto
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘FREESHIP’ at checkout
When? Until May 12, 2013
Where? www.iltutto.com.au

Sales & Savings – Week 16

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Apr 172013
 

Treasured PoppetsTreasured Poppets
What? 25% off storewide
How? Enter the code ‘BIRTHDAY’ at checkout
When? Until April 21, 2013
Where? www.treasuredpoppets.com.au

Toosh Coosh
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until April 30, 2013
Where? www.tooshcoosh.com.au

Kawaii Kids
What? 40% off storewide
How? Discount automatically applied at checkout
When? Until April 20, 2013
Where? www.kawaiikids.com.au

Bon Bon BoutiqueBon Bon Boutique
What? Up to 80% off Annual Clearance Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until April 29, 2013
Where? www.bonbonboutique.com.au

Cheeky Little Monsters
What? Up to 70% off storewide
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.cheekylittlemonsters.com.au

Agoo
What?
Up to 70% off in Agoo Warehouse Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until further notice
Where? www.agoo.com.au

Sales & Savings – Week 15

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Apr 102013
 

MicadorMicador
What? Extra 20% off Mon Petit Art range (save 40%)
How? Enter the code ‘EXTRA20’ at checkout
When? Until April 10, 2013
Where? www.micador.com.au

Skip to my Lou
What? 25% off storewide
How? Prices as marked
When? Until April 30, 2013
Where? www.skiptomylou.com.au

The Baby EmporiumThe Baby Emporium
What? 20% off storewide (Excludes Bambeano Beanbags and sale items)
How? Enter the code ‘900LIKES’ at checkout
When? Until April 10, 2013
Where? www.thebabyemporium.com.au

Appleseed Lane Boutique
What? Closing Down Sale
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.facebook.com/Appleseedlane

Chic Mother & Baby
What? Free shipping Australia wide
How? Enter the code ‘FreeShipApril’ at checkout
When? Until April 14, 2013
Where? www.chicmotherandbaby.com.au

Cheeky Little Soles
What? Warehouse clearance, prices starting at $18.95
How? Prices as marked
When? Until stock lasts
Where? www.cheekylittlesoles.com.au