Amazing Wyndham Resorts Deal from Totsy! I Do Deal!

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Wow! Wow! Wow! This is an I Do Deal! Totsy is offering a 7 day stay at the Wyndham Grand Desert in Las Vegas, Nevada for only $139 for the entire stay! This is 91% savings! This stay normally retails for $1,834.00!!!! Your stay includes two adults and up to two children. You also get four dining rebates through Visa that are $25 each! There is no casino on property but there is a free shuttle to the strip and the resort is only three miles from the airport. You must travel by August 2013. The resort has great reviews and three heated pools! Since it is a condo, you can prepare your own food in the kitchen and save even more! What a fun and inexpensive honeymoon!

Check out the deal at Totsy here.

Check out the Wyndham at this link!

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$249 2 Night Honeymoon Stay at Mount Shasta in California from Groupon!

 

If you are an adventurous, outdoorsy couple looking for a change of scenery and some nature for your honeymoon…you may be interested in this deal from Groupon. The deal is for 2 nights at the Mount Shasta Resort in California for $249 (regularly $508). I have never been to Mount Shasta but my outdoors loving father loves this mountain and has visited it before. You also receive a $50 credit for either food or golf. There is a spa with Zen gardens located on the property. You must book by October 2, 2012 and travel between 9/3-5/3/13. This deal isn’t valid for 11/21 – 11/24,    12/12 – 12/31 or 02/14 – 02/17.  You can also buy one voucher in your name and another in your partner’s name and use them for 4 days with a $100 voucher! Check out the deal here!

 

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Top Ten Tips for Saving Money on a Wedding!

 

 

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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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Honeymoon deal to Belize only $450!!!!

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Today you can score a great get away from Groupon! The Maruba Jungle Resort and Spa in Belize is offering travelers a majorly discounted stay at their resort. You have two options. You can stay in for three nights in a junior sweet for $450 (an $810 value) or for five nights in a standard room for $799 (a $1,000 value).

You must book by 09/17/2012 or the promotional value will expire. travel must take place before 02/28/2013 and cannot take place between 12/22/2012 and 01/02/2012. The 12.5% tax is also not included in the price.

This package also includes a rainforest tour ($50 value) , breakfast for two daily ($125 value), two 50 minute spa treatments ($200 value) and round trip shuttle ($125 value). Plus, should you desire to bring kids along for the honeymoon…you get free stays for two little ones!

This resort is in the heart of the rainforest and has a rustic yet elegant feel. Score some cheap airfare and you can have quite the honeymoon! Only downside is the resort is not all inclusive so watch that your food and drinks don’t kill your budget and deal!

Shutterfly Coupon Code for Members!

 

If you signed up for a free membership for Shutterfly (and you should!), check your email for an exclusive code for $10 off a purchase of $20 or more! This is a great time to make a mini photo book of wedding picture highlights or a a personalized guest book! Each code is unique to the member or I would post mine. This is a pretty sweet deal!

 

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