Michaels Special Wedding Clearance Items!

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Michaels , the craft store, recently sent out an email blast that the stores were holding a special 80% off clearance sale! Eager to score some treasures to put aside for Christmas, I went to check out the aisles. I didn’t find much to serve as stocking stuffers but I was overloaded by wedding merchandise! There were favor kits  for under $10, BRIDES brand invitation boxes (normally $40) for under $10! Now is the time to stock up especially if you are having a winter, spring or summer  wedding. The seasonal wedding merchandise has been marked down tremendously to make way for summer and fall! Wait another month and many more summer items will be on the way out as well for unbelievable prices.

There is also a huge selection of spring/summer artificial flowers for 80% off and summer/spring artificial flower arrangements at close-out prices. These can be used to make flower girl crowns, infinity bouquets, centerpieces and more!

Glass gems and river rocks are only $1 a bag. Stock up!!!! They are normally $2.79 a bag. This is the lowest price of the season. This is a cheapest price even with coupons! River rocks and gems are essential centerpiece fillers!

Remember as I always say…plan ahead…shop seasonal clearances…SAVE BIG!

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!

 

 

This site is not affiliated with Michaels. All information is for personal use only.

Michaels Bridal Deals for the Week of August 12th!

 

Michaels has two coupons this week. Unfortunately, one can be used only today from 4- 8 pm.  =(  Hurry! The one for Sunday is 25 % off your total purchase including sale items. This is great to combine with the deals below!

The rest of the week (Monday-Saturday) you can use the other coupon which is for 10% off your entire purchase including sale items. Not quite as good as the Sunday coupon but you can still combine it with the deals below for some nice price breaks. You can print the coupons here.

 

Here are the Michaels Bridal Deals for the Week of August 12th:

  • Ashland Fall Bushes, 40% off: These can be incorporated into centerpieces (think leaves, gourds and more) if you are shopping for this fall, go now and use the bonus 10%. If you are waiting for next fall, wait for the end of season clearance…you can score these for 70% off!
  • Personalized Carved Pumpkins $14.99 and up: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! I am not sure if these are real or fake (I am assuming fake which would be even better!) If you can keep them around the $14.99 range, you can score some inexpensive, cool and keepsake centerpieces for an autumn wedding! You can have your design in it or make them into brides and grooms. Light them with LED lights, surround them with inexpensive votives, scattered fall leaves and you have some cool centerpieces that people would love to take home! You cna even have the pumpkins done in colors! AWESOME!
  • Decorative Storage Paper Boxes, 30% off: These can be great decorative and inexpensive alternatives for the traditional card box (which you will NEVER use again!). After the wedding, you can use these boxes for great, fashionable storage.. I did! These usually go on sale for 40% -50%off so you may want to wait or you can use the 10% off bonus coupon!
  • K and Company, Sticko and American Craft Stickers and Embellishments, 40% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE if you pair with the bonus coupons!!!! These are great as embellishments for invitations and table seating cards. This is an awesome price and will save you multiple coupon trips!
  • FolkArt Acrylic Paint, 89 cents (regularly $1.39): These paints can be used for painting table numbers, aisle runners or anything! I have seen acrylic paints go for as low as 29 cents before but this is a good brand so maybe that warrants the higher sale price.
  • T-Shirts. 2 for $6 (regularly $3.99): These are great for making personalized shirts for the rehearsal. The sale includes multiple colors. HOWEVER, A.C. Moore has plain white shirts on sale for $1.99 this week.
  • Tabletop Frames, Wall Frames, Collage Frames, Display Cases and Shadow Boxes…40% off: Now if you pair this with the coupon mentioned above…you are saving 50%!!!! This is a decent price but sometimes a special coupon can get these down to 60% – 65% off. These make great gifts for family or the bridal party if you fill them with pictures of memories. You can also create a collage display of you and your partner to be to display at the wedding!
  • Select Tabletop Frames, $5.99 and up: These are pretty for framing photos to put around your venue for decor or as part as a gift for a special member of the wedding party.
  • Ashland Natural Inspirations, 40% off:  These are great accents for decor and centerpieces!
  • Trees, 40%: Maybe you were looking for some trees for decor!
  • Fashion A La Carte and Hair Affaire, 40% off: These would be great for making hair pieces for flower girls and junior bridesmaids.
  • Value Pack Paper, 3 for $10 (regularly $3.99): This is an okay price. These can be used to back invitations and programs.
  • Ashland Jar Candles, 2 for $8: I am convinced these are on sale every week! I love these for centerpieces. You can choose a scent or color that goes with your theme and colors. Guests would love to take these home at the end of the night!
  • 12 x 12 soft cover photo books, 40% off : This can be done online. I am partial to hardcover so that is lasts but you can use these soft cover books if you choose for guest books.
  • Liquitex Pro Spraypaint, Buy one, Get one free: (excludes clearance) You can use these for painting wood frames, wreaths…you name it!

This site is not affiliated with Michaels. All information is for personal use only.

Michaels Bridal Deals for the Week of August 5th!

 

Michaels has some pretty decent coupons this week. There is a coupon for 40% off one regularly priced item. There is a coupon for an additional 20% off tabletop frames, wall frames and display cases. This coupon  can be used on sale but not clearance items…nice! There is also a coupon for an additional 25% off your entire regular purchase of ribbon (it does not appear to include sale items). The coupons can be found here.

 

Here are the Michaels Bridal Deals for the Week of August 5th:

  • New Styles Baskets, 40% off: There are some really fun prints included in this sale! These can be used as toiletry baskets for the restrooms, baskets of programs and favors plus more! Bonus is that you can reuse them in your home after the wedding!
  • Open Stock Paper, 6 for $1 (regularly 59 cents, now 16 cents): I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! These can be used to make inexpensive napkin rings, table seating cards, invitation decorations and more. GREAT PRICE! I will be buying some this week for my stepsister’s bridal shower!
  • Decorative Storage Paper Boxes, 40% off: These can be great decorative and inexpensive alternatives for the traditional card box (which you will NEVER use again!). After the wedding, you can use these boxes for great, fashionable storage.. I did!
  • Recollections Stickers and Embellishments, 50% off: I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!!! These are great as embellishments for invitations and table seating cards. This is an awesome price and will save you multiple coupon trips!
  • American Craft Paint, 77 cents (regularly $1.19): These paints can be used for painting table numbers, aisle runners or anything! I am not sure of the difference in quality but A.C. Moore has a different brand of acrylic paints on sale this week for 33 cents.
  • T-Shirts. 2 for $6 (regularly $3.99): These are great for making personalized shirts for the rehearsal. The sale includes multiple colors. HOWEVER, A.C. Moore has plain white shirts on sale for $1.99 this week.
  • Tabletop Frames, Wall Frames, Collage Frames, Display Cases and Shadow Boxes…40% off: Now if you pair this with the coupon mentioned above…you are saving 60%!!!! I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!!! These make great gifts for family or the bridal party if you fill them with pictures of memories. You can also create a collage display of you and your partner to be to display at the wedding!
  • Craft punches, 40% off: These are great if you are customizing favor tags, invitations or seating cards. They add a little extra pizzazz!
  • Ashland Natural Inspirations, 40% off: There is an awesome table number idea pictured in the flyer (painted numbers on burlap attached to steel pails). These are great accents for decor and centerpieces!
  • Trees, 40%: Maybe you were looking for some trees for decor!
  • Ashland Fall Vegetables, Fruits, Garlands, Berries and Craft Pumpkins: If you need these items for a fall 2012 item and you need multiple, this is an okay price. If you can wait for the price to drop for an end of fall or fall 2013 wedding…wait! These would be great for centerpiece decor!
  • Value Pack Paper, 3 for $10 (regularly $3.99): This is an okay price. These can be used to back invitations and programs.
  • Ashland Jar Candles and Warmers, 2 for $8: I am convinced these are on sale every week! I love these for centerpieces. You can choose a scent or color that goes with your theme and colors. Guests would love to take these home at the end of the night!
  • 10% off your entire order of Custom Photo Books, Cards and Calendars: Not much of a sale but if you are in a pinch…it helps!
  • Adhesive Refills and Runners, 40% off: These make making your own invites, table seating cards and more…a whole lot easier!
  • Wedding Invitation Close Out Buys, $9.99 (regularly $14.9 9 and up): If you can find enough boxes in the style you want…what a deal! These are most likely spring and summer wedding invitations so if you are looking for invitations for next year…I DO STOCK UP PRICE!!! You may be able to find some appropriate for winter and fall. Hey if you can’t find complete sets, you can always send one set to the groom’s side and another to the bride’s…who would know! 😛

This site is not affiliated with Michaels. All information is for personal use only.

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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