Best Bridal Deals for Michaels for the Week of September 9th!



Michaels has a new deal going on this week. Michaels is running special in-store deals for each day this week. For instance, today you can score 2 rolls of Duck Tape (the artsy kind!) for only $7.00. That’s a deal! You have to check the site daily for their deals (or here!). This will run through September 15th. There are a ton of coupons available on the site this week that are not available in the flyer! YAY! LOTS OF DEALS!!! There is a coupon for 15% off regularly and sale priced autumn and halloween candles, scents and home fragrances. A copon for 10% off Spookytown collection items. A coupon for 50% off a regularly priced bakeware item. There is also a coupon on the site and in the flyer for 50% off any regularly priced item and 15% off regularly priced and sale priced gallery and strung beads. You can find the coupons here.


Here are the Michaels Bridal Deals for the Week of September 9th:

  • Ashland Fall Garlands, Handcrafted Floral Arrangements, Ashland Fall Fruit, Vegetables and Birds and Stems  50% off: This is the lowest price of the season. These are decent prices for this season but I would hold out if you are planning for Fall 2013.  These would be great for decorating tables or arches for a nice fall wedding!
  • Open Stock Paper, 6 for $1: I DO DEAL! You can use this paper for invitation backings, programs and even napkin rings!
  • Ashland Fall Bushes, 99 cents (regularly $2.99): I DO STOCK UP PRICE for Fall 2012…you can wait for the clearance if you are planning for Fall 2013. These can be used for awesome centerpieces!
  • Celebrate It 360 Ribbon, 50% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! This is the lowest price of the season!
  • T-shirts, 5 for $10: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! This sale includes color shirts as well. This is the lowest price of the season and it truly is a great price! Grab these to personalize for your bridal party for your rehearsal!
  • Glass Gems and River Rocks (regularly $2.79), $1: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!!! This is the lowest price of the season …even with coupons! Stock up on these NOW! You can use these for centerpiece fillers! Note: The Dollar Tree sells black river rocks for $1 a bag all year round.
  • Ashland Fall Berries and Picks, 40% off
  • Celebrate It Harvest and Halloween Ribbon, 40% off
  • Celebrate it Harvest Leaves and Pinecones, $3.99 (regularly $4.99): okay price… I would wait!
  • New Style Baskets, 50% off: These can be sprayed and decorated for flower girls, used to store programs or for displaying favors.
  • Martha Stewart Acrylic and Glass Paints, 40% off : I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! These can be used for everything!
  • Celebrate it Craft Pumpkins, 50% off (regularly $12.99): This is the lowest price of the season. These would make great additions to fall wedding centerpieces and you can use these year after year in decor or allow your guests to take them home! You won’t have to worry about natural pumpkin rot either! You can wait for the clearance if you are planning a 2013 fall wedding.
  • Ashland Fall Dried Decor and Straw Bales, 30% off: This is an okay price and they can be incorporated into beautiful fall centerpieces or ceremony decorations.
  • Ashland Decor Scents Candles and Home Fragrance, 40% off: Lowest price of the season. These would be beautiful favors (the votives) or add a beautiful touch to table settings for a fall wedding!
  • Celebrate It Harvest and Ashland Autumn Splendor Candle Holders and Glitter Pillar Candles, 40% off: These would be stunning for a winter or fall centerpiece!
  • Fall Chargers. 2 for $3 (regularly $1.99): not necessary at all especially on a budget but some people like them for pizazz at the tables…
  • Celebrate It Harvest Scarecrows, $5.99 (regularly $11.99): Outdoor fall wedding decorations?
  • Celebrate It Holiday Ribbon, 40% off: Great if you are preparing for a December/January wedding!
  • Celebrate It Christmas Picks. 30% off: December brides, if you can wait, the price will go lower.
  • SpookyTown Collection, 40% off: Remember to use the bonus 10% off coupon with your items!
  • Scrapbook and Photo Albums, 40% off: Great gifts for bridesmaids and family members, especially if you fill them with memories. I DO STOCK UP PRICE!
  • Recollections Stickers and Embellishments, 50% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! These can be used for embellishing invites and more!
  • Value Pack Cards and Envelopes, 50% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!!! This is the perfect deal if you are handpainting, stamping or crafting your own invites!
  • Craft Punches, 50% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE! These can be used to decorate favor tags, invites and placecards! I used them to make a custom look for our wedding and the effect was beautiful!
  • Brides Invitation Kits, $26.99 (regularly $39.99): Not  a bad price if you need a large number of invites!
  • Celebrate it and Gartner Studios Invites, 40% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!!!! This is the lowest price of the season and it will spare you countless trips with coupons!
  • Favor Kits, $14.99 (regularly $19.99-$24.99): Okay price…better deal if you are buying the higher end kits.
  • Card Boxes, Guest Books, Flower Girl Baskets, Ring Bearer Pillows, Unity Sand and Candles, 30% off: Excellent deal if you need to buy things last minute; otherwise wait for weeks to come to use your 50% and 40% off coupons.
  • Spool O Ribbon, 3 for $1: Great deal and it occurs frequently. This type of ribbon is perfect for favor tags.
  • Celebrate It Luxe Ribbon, 50% off
  • Celebrate It Mega Ribbon, 30% off
  • Elmers White Foam Board. 99 cents (regularly $2.99): I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! You can use this to post table seating cards and more!
  • Display Cases, $3.99 (regularly $9.79-$9.99): I DO STOCK UP PRICE! Great gifts when you fill them with memories!
  • Tabletop Frames, 50% off: Great for displaying photos at the wedding or as gifts!
  • Ashland Fall Potted Arrangements, 40% off: Cheaper than real flowers! You can use these as aisle  or altar decor for your ceremony!
  • Scrapbook Pack Paper, 40% off:  Great for invite backings and programs! You can also use this paper to make inexpensive napkin rings!



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A.C. Moore Bridal Deals for the Week of August 12th!



Coupons aren’t as great as last week. There is a 40% off one regularly priced item. If you held onto your coupon from last week’s flyer, you will have two of these. However, only one is allowed per transaction…does save you printer ink though since you aren’t printing duplicates! You can find the coupon here.


Here are the bridal deals at A.C. Moore for the week of August 12th:


  • Gildan Color T-shirts, 2 for $5.00 (regularly $3.99) : Sometimes color shirts can drop down to $1.99 but this may be the lowest they go for awhile. These make great bridal party wear for the rehearsal dinner! You can use your 40% off coupon for the inkjet transfer paper!


  • Timeless Decor or Supreme Wood Frames: 50% 0ff. This is an I DO stockup price. You can use these for your wedding photos, engagement photos, ceremony and reception decor or for gifts for the family and bridal party.


  • Christmas Ornaments, $1 (regularly up to $9.99): I DO stockup price! These don’t have to just be for a Christmas wedding! These can adorn wish trees, branch centerpieces, floral centerpieces or even used as favors! This is a great deal and won’t last past the summer so if you are planning a winter wedding…stock up!


  • 18 oz. Solid Jar Candles, 3 for $10 (regularly $4.99): These can be used in centerpieces. You can choose scents that match your theme or color scheme. Guests would love to take these home at the end of the night! These are on sale for this price almost every week!


  • Spool O’RIbbon, 3 for 99 cents (regularly 50 cents each): This is a decent price if you need lots of ribbon! The ribbon can be used to decorate the bottoms of bouquets, tie favor tags, adorn invitations or to decorate a flower girl basket.


  • Wood and Clear Stamps, 40% off: You can use stamps to create a custom look on everything from invitations to favor tags to placecards!


  • 10 inch Dish Gardens, $3.99 (regularly$7.99): This is an I DO STOCK UP price! These would make beautiful centerpieces with floating candles, flower petals and stones/clear gems. Guests would like to take these home too!


  • TriCoastal Decorative Boxes, 50% off: These go on sale almost every week but usually for 40% off. This is an I DO stockup price. These can be used for card boxes at the reception. The best part is that you can resuse them for pretty storage boxes after the big day!


  • Willow and Chipwood Handle Baskets, $4.99 (regularly $6.99): These would be adorable flower girl baskets! You can embellish them with fake flowers and ribbon trim. Much more affordable than the traditional, small plain flower girl baskets.


  • 50 count tea lights $1.99 (regularly $2.99): You can use these for anything but I think you can get a better price with a coupon on a nonsale day or on a better sale day.


  •  Special Stickers, $1 (regularly up to $4.99): I DO stockup price! These can be used on favor tags, placecards and invitations. Look for stickers that look like they are paper cut to make the most elegant and classy embellishments (vinyl, puffy and plastic like stickers don’t look as good).


  • Shadowboxes and Display Cases, 40% off: These go on sale often. They can drop down to 50% off and sometimes there is a bonus coupon good for sale display cases and shadowboxes. These can be used for storing memory keepsakes, bridal party gifts or family gifts (with them filled with pictures, decorations and mementos inside!).


  • Mylar Floater or Wood Frames, $7.99  (regularly up to $24.99): I DO stockup price…if you are looking at the higher range frames! These can be used in your decor, centerpieces, by guest books with pictures of you as a couple or as gifts for the bridal party and family.



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Top Ten Tips for Saving Money on a Wedding!




1. Create a budget. The Knot has an awesome budget tool where you can put in your total budget and it allocates how much should be spent in each area. You then can adjust the areas to emphasize which take more priority than others. As you enter amounts, the budget tool automatically adjusts your remaining balance and totals for you. This is a must!

2. Plan ahead! Pick your theme, color and date at least one year ahead. This way you can shop season end clearances for your wedding’s seasonal items AND have time to wait for things to go on sale!

3. Don’t use Save the Dates: You don’t need them! If you want them, they can be fun and cute…but you don’t need them!

4. Make your own invitations: Really beautiful invitations can be made with a simple word processing or scrapbooking software. You can make 100 invitations for under $80 and still have them look customized and beautiful! Embellishments from craft stores and computer graphics can be used to inexpensively design memorable invitations with little experience!

5. Look for favors, shoes and jewelry outside bridal stores. You can usually get these items for almost 75% outside bridal shops because they aren’t tagged as “wedding” but they can still be used perfectly as wedding items. For instance, wine glasses in a favor shop may run $4-$8 a glass. However, you can buy painted wine glasses in your theme for about $1.99 at a non-bridal shop.

6. Check out Craigslist! Many brides sell items they won’t want to keep forever (such as flower girl baskets, aisle runners, extra favors, extra centerpieces, ring bearer pillows) for half the cost. You can also rent centerpieces from former brides!

7. Choose your items and wait for the sale. Everything goes on sale at least once…I am convinced…If you wait for it, it will come.

8. Plan a black and white wedding. This color combination is classy, varies the least and can be found everywhere even beyond bridal shops …which means you save money!

9. Register and use the rewards. Many registries offer incentives such as jewlery discounts, bridal salon discounts and cash back on your total registry purchases (ahem Macys!). Many also give you coupons that will help you save on things such as your honeymoon clothing and wedding jewelry.

10. Delay your honeymoon. Plan it for the off peak season and save some serious dough! Plus it will give you something else to look forward to in the future!


And now for a couple of bonus tips!

* Visit bridal shows and expos. The entry is usually free and they are a GREAT opportunity to comparison shop, find inspiration (that you can later adapt to your budget or own handiwork), win prizes and score some exclusive discounts and freebies. Plus…they are fun! Enjoy being bride and soak up the attention and perks!


** Have you tried Ebates yet? Ebates is an awesome program where you earn money back in gift cards for things you are buying online! It is free to join and you earn for every purchase you make. There are also special days where you can earn as much as 10% back! You also get special access to coupon codes. Stores such as Nordstroms, Macys, Vistaprint and Jo Ann Fabrics (plus thousands more!) are all included! I used Ebates while Christmas shopping this year and I made an additional $30 on things I was buying anyway! You get to choose your payment options too and receive bonus payments of $5 with any first purchase through Ebates. You don’t need a credit card or anything to join. You just sign up! When you are going to a site to make a purchase, go through Ebates first to search for the store and then continue to the store’s site. It’s that easy. If you are printing your own programs and invitations, you should check out some of their online ink dealers. I get my ink for 55% off through Ebates and their ink supply store partners! You can use the gift cards that you earn to buy gifts for your bridal party or even more things for the wedding! In the bridal planning world, it pays to shop online!


Sign up and check out Ebates here!




* Another great site for brides to be is a spot called Wedding Wire. Wedding Wire allows you to research reviews of your vendors, venues, salons and more from real brides in your area! You can search by name or by location. I found this really helpful when researching a salon and our photographer. Check them out here!

         If you are looking for FREE printables and how-to’s for your wedding, check out the DIY Bride site! This site offers free water bottle labels, booklet templates, wedding clip art and more! Every little bit helps! Plus there are also tutorials on how to make inexpensive items such as tin can luminarias, a list of popular wedding songs, templates for favor boxes and more! I love the wedding coloring book that you can print out for the little kids! Check out the site here!

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Weekly Bridal Deals for Michaels for the Week of July 29th!

This week Michaels has some pretty great coupons available. There is a 20% off coupon for your total purchase including sale items AND it is good all week! WOO HOO! There is also coupons for 40% off collage frames (could be good family and bridesmaid gifts if you personalize and fill them with pics!), 40% off artist sketchbooks and open stock paper (not scrapbook), 40$ off artist canvas and easels and 60% off custom framing design mouldings. Don’t forget your 40% coupon from the edge of your receipt from last week’s purchases! That can be used this week in a separate transaction (only one coupon is allowed per transaction).


Here are the best bridal deals at Michaels for the week of July 29th:


  • Custom Invitations and Accessorries: Design online and save $25 off any order of $99 or more. You can use this for invites or other personalized touches for your big day!
  • Custom Cards and Calendars: 25% off online. These can be great gifts or used as Thank You cards for later on!
  • Trees: 40% off. These can be used in ceremony and reception decor. They would look great with white lights! Plus you can use your additional 20% off coupon to score extra savings!
  • St. James Collection Frames: 4 for $2 (regularly $1 and up). These can be incorporated into centerpieces or used to create custom printed table numbers!
  • Wall Frames: 30% off plus you can use the 20% off coupon. This is a great price to grab some frames as either gifts or decor!
  • Ashland Jar Candles: 2 for $8. This is a great price! I mention these candle deals almost weekly! These jar candles are great for adding custom color or scent to the theme and color scheme of your wedding. These can be incorporated into centerpieces and guests would love to take them home!
  • Wedding Invitation Kits on Clearance: $9.99. This is an AWESOME price if you find invitations you love! Buy them and check additional stores for extra boxes. You can always return them and find different ones! This is great especially if you are having a spring or summer wedding next year, since these are the closeouts from this past spring and summer!


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A.C. Moore Weekly Bridal Deals for the Week of July 29th!



This was another slow week for A.C. Moore deals! However there are some good finds.

The coupon this week is for 50% off one regularly priced item.


Here are the bridal deals for A.C. Moore for the week of July 29th:


  • Make and Mold Candy Wafers: $1.99 (regularly $2.49). This is an okay price but you would do better using your coupons each week to score a bag for cheaper. These can be used for to create inexpensive, custom favors (pretzel rods, lollipops, cake pops)!
  • 12 pack votive candles: $5.99 (regularly $9.99). This is less than 50% off but not a bad price for votives. Votives can be used throughout the ceremony and as centerpiece accents.
  • Special Selection Christmas Ornaments: $1.00 (regularly up to $9.99). This is an awesome score for favors for a winter wedding! These ornaments don’t have to be just for Christmas either. You can use them as favors, table seating cards, centerpiece accents and wish tree accessories. This is a great price! Be sure to stock up if it matches your theme and colors!
  • Lauren and Supreme Wood Frames: 40% off, these can be used in centerpieces, for engagement photos or as gifts for the bridal party.
  • Wicker Baskets: 40% off, these can be used to hold programs and favors.

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