Thanks to my friend Emily for showing me this neat site, http://www.localbidbuy.com/.
There are all kinds of products, restaurants, and even experiences like Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and music lessons up for grabs on this site.
The Bridal &Wedding section of the site has wedding dresses that are normally $1000+ in the stores for only a couple hundred dollars to start. It’s free to register, and the bidding is very similar to that of Ebay. Other vendors that have items available are DJ’s, Jewellers, Photographers, Limos, Bakers and Salons.
If you’re a Bride that wants to purchase local products and save some money, perhaps this is a route you want to take – or at least look into. Just know that with bidding, there’s usually a time period you must wait until the bidding is closed, and if you’re not a patient Bride, this method may not be for you.
I encourage you to check out the site and take a look around for other items that may not particularly pertain to your actual ‘wedding day’ but can be incorporated in other wedding related festivities – like Stag & Doe prizes, gifts for your wedding party, and experiences or outings for your bachelorette or stag parties.
Wedding favours – also sometimes called ‘bonbonnieres’, ‘thank you gifts’ or just simply ‘guest gifts’ can come in all shapes, sizes and prices.
You may know right away what you want to give your guests as a token of appreciation for sharing and celebrating with you on your special day – or you may not have the slightest idea. Thankfully, there are websites that offer such gifts – like our favourites; Weddingstar and Beaucoup.
Do you want the gift to match the theme of your wedding, your colour scheme, or your personalities? Will it be a practical gift of something your guests can use after the wedding, or simply a decorative gift?
Will it be something to represent tradition or culture? Will it be edible? What about whimsical or nostalgic? The choices are endless – and entirely up to you.
Favours nowadays can be personalized by more than just the favour tag – you can get customized stickers, labels and ribbon with your names, picture or caricature, initials (monogram) or your wedding date on them.
Can you guess which of the Best Picture nominees from this year’s Oscars helped create the theme for these weddings?