Budget Resources #3 – Coupons

Budget Resource of the Day: Coupons

clipping coupons


I know it may sound obvious but don’t forget to look for coupons before you buy! Quite the little detective {& internet freak}, I search the web up, down and sideways looking for deals ::always lurking:: on items or websites before I buy and so for me, the wedding search&purchase game is no different.  Planning a wedding on a budget gives you reason to save every penny you can + a {smart} tactic that can be a big help financially.  There are plenty of coupon/code sites on the net that are outdated or difficult to navigate + paper ones {though always pretty good} don’t always come at the appropriate time for you needs. 

So, I’ve taken the pleasure of finding a few sites that, without a doubt, trump the top of the list and are particularly useful for bride- and grooms-to-be.

||Look to the right: there are new sites inhabiting my link section — wanted to make it all a little easier on you guys ;)||


This is one of the first coupon sites {they also do sale alerts}I discovered and was happy to find it catered to some exclusive wedding forums!

For My Wedding Favors they are currently offering codes for free shipping on $80 or more and another one for 10% off entire purchases.

my wed favors - coasters 

 Use the 10% off code on these natural bamboo coaster favors — perfect for the eco-friendly couple + their guests.


At the Wedding Channel Store, let your guests in on the photography fun at your reception with these disposable cameras ranging from 15-40% off original prices.

 wed channel -camera

Other notable places on WWW.SAVINGS.COMThe Knot Wedding Shop and  1-800-flowers.com are two other wedding sites featured with coupon codes as well as  Macys (good for toasting flutes + cake serving sets) and Ebags if you need luggage for your honeymoon!

My Craft Coupons  

This resource is actually a blog and it came by way of my Real Bride, Tori Blizard {thank you}.  My Craft Coupons is written by a young woman who – working on a teacher’s salary – is always on the prowl for new to ways to save a buck in order to purchase her first home.  Her site is especially useful for those DiY savvy brides as her coupons consist mostly of Michaels ::my fave::, Jo Ann’s, Hobby Lobby + AC Moore

Michaels - invite

::Michaels Creation::

Added Bonus: MCC writer recently launched a sister blog titled My Mall Coupons to include shops such as:

Victoria’s Secret

VS pink lotion

{smell lovely on the big day}

*pink body lotion – 1 oz free*

Bath and Body Works

B&B travel size

{useful for your honeymoon travels}

*free travel size item with purchase*


kmart - candles

Candles & Frames for reception and/or gift ideas

*$5 off $50 purchase*

.::I Saved the Best for Last::.

I think everyone should be introduced to RetailMeNot’s fantastic little site.  This fairly new coupon source offers a collaboration of online discounts, coupons and promotional codes for the budget-savvy shopper.  Their shop lineup includes industry ‘bigs’ such as: Starbucks; Victoria’s Secret; Old Navy + Amazon {to name a few}.  Easy to navigate and user-friendly, RetailMeNot offers visitors the chance to mark the coupons and codes – that are user submitted – as functional or not to let other viewers know when it’s a hit or a miss. . . with so many fake deals out there, RMN a refreshing breath of {internet trust}. 

Below, I listed some of the codes and coupons that caught my eye and can be useful for wedding-related items.

Best Buy is offering $30 off GPS receivers, $20 off IPODs and a 10% off select categories codes.  Brides, these could make great gifts for your hubby-to-be!

bb - ipod

Coscto’s Picture Center is giving away four free 8×10 photo prints for members with coupon code. . . slap a wedding photo in a frame and you’ve got a perfect thank-you gift for your parents!

RMN is also hosting a 10% off coupon for printer ink and free shipping on orders over $50 at Staples stores.  If you plan DiY’ing your invites, take advantage of this ink offer and check out Staples’ {pretty} collection of ready-to-print invitations . . . they really do have a wonderful selection.

Take my advice and browse through these sites to see if there is anything that will suite your wedding needs.  Recently, I found a 15% off coupon for Payless Shoe Source and bought all {6} of my BM’s shoes there – equaling almost $25 off the entire purchase – – that’s a pair a free shoes! 

Don’t forget your Sunday Yakima-Herald as a resource either!

I hope you all end up with success stories like mine . . . happy shopping! 🙂






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  1. paramountplaces

    nice post.

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