Hey your BFF is getting married and your other BFF is engaged! You can substitute BFF for cousin, friend, brother, sister, Mom, etc….whatever! What you really need to know is that it’s June and that means wedding season! Showers, engagement parties and Weddings all equal you buying gifts for people you love! If you’re broke, no worries, we’re going to figure out how to get your BFF the best….for less!
THE REGISTRY It’s customary and the most polite for guests to buy from the couple’s registry. If they registered at Macy’s or Bed Bath & Beyond, then you’re in luck. These two are the leaders in Wedding Registries and ALWAYS have coupons and discounts! They offer great perks for the Bride + Groom as well (discounts and coupons for leftovers on your registry!) Also, for guests, take note, BBB has free shipping on many items and will wrap gifts purchased off the registry for FREE!
CASH The gift that’s always welcome! Don’t feel funny about giving money…write a check for even $40 or slip a couple crisp twenty dollar bills is a fine gift! Weddings and honeymoons are expensive and every gift is greatly appreciated! Ask any bride and they will tell ya, cash is King!
THE GROUP GIFT! Chip in according to your budget with some friends also attending and buy a nice gift for the couple together! (Go for a nice registered gift and use coupons! Bed Bath + Beyond purchases should always be accompanied by a 20% off coupons that are frequently mailed (or www.retailmenot.com) AND save on wrapping….as mentioned before they’ll wrap it up nicely for you – for FREE!)
GO BUBBLY! Spring for a bottle of Champagne or favorite wine! Add a couple artisan chocolates and you have a very nice gift for under $30! If you’re in Evanston area, hit up Vinic Wine Company and Belgian Chocolatier Piron.
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