Thursday

Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Flower Girl Dresses

Money-Saving Tips for Purchasing Flower Girl Dresses


Your wedding day will possibly be one of the most expensive days of your life, and while it will be life-changing and fun, it’s understandable that you would want to save money wherever possible. One of the best ways to save money is to purchase your flower girl dresses with our money-saving tips in mind. We’ve put together a short list of great tips that any bride is sure to love when planning and organizing her wedding day, these tips could end up saving you hundreds of dollars!

Do Your Research

If you’re looking for good quality yet cheap flower girl dresses, then you should do your research before attempting to purchase the dresses you like. You may only go into one retailer, see the perfect dress and buy it straight away. However, it’s always best to look around as many retailers will have different prices and the dresses you love may be on sale somewhere you haven’t been. Doing your research is a key tool for saving the most money, and you will not regret one minute of it. Before you know it, you will have purchased the perfect set of flower girl dresses only your dreams have ever imagined!

Buy Dresses Online

While this tip may be obvious to some people, buying any dress online is a lot cheaper than from a store especially if you’re shopping in a unique boutique. Many brides get their flower girls trying on dresses instore to see how they fit then they will order them later online. This is very tactical and can save a lot of money. We would recommend doing this if you want to spend more money in other areas of your wedding rather than on the flower girl dresses.

Consider Buying Multiple Dresses from One Retailer

Surprisingly, if you’re buying more dresses from one retailer, they may give you a discount which would inevitably save money. Many places that sell flower girl dresses will also sell bridesmaid and bridal gowns so you should consider this if you want to save essential cash! Think of how else you could spend the money on your big day if you take these small measures when it comes to purchasing flower girl dresses.

DIY the Accented D├ęcor on the Dress

The more intricately designed a dress is, the more money you’re going to waste on buying it for a little girl to wear on your wedding day. However, if you’re money-saving skills allow you, you could potentially purchase a simple dress (for a much more affordable price) and add your own accent pieces onto it. You have to be super creative to DIY any dress, never mind a flower girl one. But if you’re up for a challenge, it can be rewarding!


Perhaps add some more delicate flowers or gems to the dress and allow the little girl to stand out from the crowd with a chic and unique dress. We would definitely recommend testing out designs and methods on a scrap piece of material before attempting to add to the dress so you can genuinely perfect the look.

Monday

Frugal Freezer Egg Muffins


I've been having trouble finding time for breakfast before I start working from home at 7am in the mornings. I wanted something healthy and homemade, so I made a ton of these egg muffins this weekend and frozen them in bags of 4 for breakfast. Here's my recipe:

Frugal Freezer Egg Muffins

Ingredients

  • 24 broccoli tots (you can also use tater tots or corn tots)
  • 4 slices of cooked bacon, diced
  • 1 cup of softened ricotta cheese
  • 7 large eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese


Directions

  1. Microwave tots for 2 minutes until thawed. 
  2. Grease each muffin cup with olive oil. 
  3. Smash two tots into the bottom of each muffin cup to make a crust. 
  4. Sprinkle bacon in each cup. 
  5. In a bowl, mix the eggs and softened cheese together with a hand mixer for 1 minute or until completed blended and just slightly frothy. 
  6. Pour eggs into each cup. 7 large eggs should fill 12 cups. 
  7. Bake for 20 minutes on 350 degrees. 
  8. Remove pan and sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese. Bake for 5 more minutes until the cheese is melted. 
  9. Let cool completely. 
  10. Slide a butter knife around edges and then remove eggs. 
  11. Freeze on a tray for 20 minutes until an hour, then remove and place in freezer bags and re-freeze. 
  12. When you're ready to eat, microwave on a plate for 3 minutes on high. 





5 Things to Avoid When Working a Craft Fair


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Bad Attitudes Don't Sell

It can be tempting to moan and cry with your neighbor when the show is slow, however, you are the representation of your product. Even if the place looks empty, you'd be surprised who is watching. Also, a bad attitude can affect your day when you do have customers. Keep a happy upbeat attitude and have fun! It will bring in more customers and more sales. People are attracted to happy people.

Don't Envy Others


Don't compare your stuff to others and feel bad. Remember, bad attitudes don't sell! You're stuff is fantastic, that's why you brought it right? Feel free to look, get inspired, but don't think you have to match others in expertise or price, we're always learning, so learn, but don't get down!

Cash Only Equals No Sale

I can't tell you how many times I've been to a craft fair and I'm still seeing cash only booths. There is just no excuse for this. A ton of people either carry no cash or very little cash on them. Your sales with drastically increase if you allow credit card purchases. It's so easy via Square or Paypal. As a user of Square, I highly recommend it for ease of use, it's point of sale options and it's low price.

Use Signage and Height to Your Advantage


Craft fairs are a hodge podge of tables with all kinds of goodies and it's easy to skim over things. If there is something you particularly want to call out, make adorable signs to put on the table to point things out, especially if things are laid down on the table and hard to see from far away. Spinning off this one, DON'T just lay every flat on the table. Use height to your advantage, hang things, build racks, place things on pedestals. You want your booth to stand out.

Scope Out the Competition


Before you pay your booth, ask the coordinators if anyone else is selling the same product you are. If there are many booths selling the same product, your sales will be low and the cost of the booth may not be worth it. You want to be unique at the fair or at least one of few people selling the same thing.


Do you sell at a craft fair and have tips for us? PLEASE comment below, we'd love to hear your tips and ideas!