Bridal Shower Supplies on a Budget
How to stay within budget when purchasing bridal shower supplies.
The cost of bridal shower supplies can really add up if you're not careful and if you're planning a bridal shower on a tight budget that can be a problem.
I'm Patti the Perfect Party Planner and I have some advice as to how to save money on your bridal shower supplies without having to sacrifice the necessities.
My first piece of advice is to be practical. You don't need a chocolate fountain if you only have two-hundred dollars budgeted to bridal shower supplies. Sure, you can have some chocolate covered strawberries, but try making them yourself instead going the expensive route.
While the extras like fountains and live entertainment are great, they sure do take a chunk out of your budget.
Those Who Can, Do
If you can make it yourself, do it. If you can bake it yourself, do it. There's no reason to have a party catered or to pay for wedding decorations if you can do these things yourself -- especially if you're on a budget.
By making the party favors and/or decorations and cooking the menu yourself, you can save quite a bit of money on your bridal shower supplies.
Invitations can actually be pretty expensive and anyone can put together an attractive invitation with just a little care and patience. If you have the time, try to make the invitations yourself instead of hiring a professional to do them.
For the bridal shower supplies that you absolutely must purchase, do so at a discount card and party store. The savings can be more than half off regular prices of your bridal shower supplies and you'll be able to make your dollar stretch a lot further than if you were to purchase them at a standard party supply shop.