New brides and grooms like to have new and worthwhile gifts when starting out as a couple and having nice things to start out a new home with does not have to be expensive. Being frugal comes in very handy when contemplating ways to save money on wedding gifts.
It is nice to know in advance when bridal showers will be planned, but it is not always the case. If your are a friend of some brides-to-be, then you will find it to your best interest to start thinking ahead and look for sales for those gifts you will be giving to the bride and groom. Buying them ahead and storing them when needed can save you money.
Spring, summer, and fall are typically when most weddings are performed, with winter having fewer weddings. The best time to save money on wedding gifts are around the holidays. Usually businesses close out old stock and have their clearance items on sale near the end of the year. These sales give you a wide selection of items and ways to save money on wedding gifts. Buy them when they are on sale and put them back when you need that specal occasion gift.
Other ways to save on money on gifts is to craft them yourself. Again, watch for sales at your local craft or fabric store. You can save big bucks when you become a selective buyer during big sales. It is best to know what gift you are going to make before the sales start. Impulse buying will not save you money on gifts you plan to make.
Talk to your friends, you may want pool with your friends when buying the couple a gift. If you find a nice item suitable for the bride or groom, but too costly for you alone, sharing the costs with three or four friends can save you money as well as your friends.
Do not forget the gift cards or the bridal registry. Going this way lets you give the bride and groom the chance to buy what they need and lets you set your budget so you do not overspend. There are a lot of ways to save money when buying gifts, knowing which one is right for you helps you save money.
Saving money on wedding gifts can be a challenge, since most like to give nice gifts they will appreciate, but giving even a simple but must have gift can be enough. When out looking for that special wedding gift do not forget the specialty stores for kitchen ware, or wholesale stores like Sam’s club that stocks a lot of nice things for the home.