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Saving on Expenses Where Wedding and Baby Shower Favors are Concerned!

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Weddings can be costly affairs, and so also baby showers. Decorations and favors
(souvenirs consisting of small gifts given to guests at a party) especially can create a large hole in your pocket if you do not work out a strategy to bring down the expenses. Well, here are a few ideas that you can use—

(1) The best solution to the problem would be to do the whole thing yourself, that is, utilize your creative skills to bring out the favors that you need. There are plenty of local craft shops or online thrift stores that can supply you with whatever you need. This way, you would be practicing thrift, as well as earning a lot of goodwill from the recipients. Additionally, since you would be starting from scratch, there is every opportunity to give your favors that personal touch. And if you know your guests well, favors can even be tailored to suit individual tastes.

(2) It could be that you do not have much of a penchant for craftsmanship, but you still desire that “handiwork” look for your favors. Well, there is no dearth of local artists or craftsmen—get a good one to do the job for you! Though professionals, they may bring down their prices for bulk orders. Even creative Art students would not mind helping out, if you can get hold of some of them. An advantage here is that they will demand a smaller fee than full-time professionals.

(3) Ever thought of visiting thrift shops or flea markets? Well, now is the right time to do so if you want to get hold of bargains! Prices are negotiable, so there should not be much of a problem. It is the same with the vendors at store sales, live auctions, garage sales, and closeouts.

(4) It is well known that bulk purchases cost lesser than individual ones. So, get hold of your favors in bulk. And if you are worried about what you are going to do with the extra items, just sell them. If you take a look around, you will see many others like you who are getting favors for weddings and baby showers too. A good idea would be to combine orders. If a few more like you get together and order the favors together, you might save on shipping costs too, or even get some incentives.

(5) It stands to reason that if you end up with extra favors that you are willing to sell, others will too. So, instead of hunting around for the right favors to purchase, just look around for people who are burdened with too many favors. They just might be willing to let you have the extra lot at a discounted rate. In the case that you do not have any personal acquaintances with favors, peruse the classifieds in local and national newspapers. Even an auction site such as eBay will have bargains on offer,

Thus, your thrifty nature will ensure that you are never short of gifts for any occasion—be it a wedding, baby shower, or just a birthday!

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