I received a couple packages in the mail this week that I'm excited to share. First, I just got my table runners in. Linens are something that can really make a huge decor difference and I knew I wanted floor length tablecloths, chair covers & sashes. After looking into how much this items would cost to rent, I decided to go ahead and pay for them myself so I could potentially resale them & not have it come out of my budget. So I bought black tablecloths and black and white flocking damask runners for the tables and then two black and white flocking damask tablecloths for the bridal party tables. Here's a pic of part of the runner:
Secondly, I finally decided on the shoes because my alterations lady required that I have them with my next fitting, August 11th. I originally fell in love with the "Lover" by Kate Spade and I'll be darned if I didn't search high & low for a good price on those suckers. I finally came across another pair that I loved, the "Lora". These shoes are wedding shoe perfection. I came across them on piperlime and they had one(!!!) pair left in a 6.5 in ivory. I put them in my shopping bag and then headed over to google to find a coupon code where a 20% discount was being offered for signing up for emails. Yessss! For whatever reason when I went to apply the code, it wouldn't let me. So I dumped the shoes from the cart and went to put them back in the cart. Then it said the shoe was no longer available, mild freak out. I called piperlime and with excellent service was able to purchase the shoes and they arrived just a few days later.
Fun! I'm just starting the blog so tell me: what measures did you take for cost containment at your wedding?