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
(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!