** SPOILERS ** First of all if you’re a friend who will be attending our wedding, although I love your support and I am so glad you’re reading this blog… I am giving away some spoilers (which I would love to keep a surprise for you until our wedding day)! Definitely come check it out afterwards though! Thanks for understanding!
We all know how expensive weddings are. Some even say that prices get marked up just when using the word “wedding”. In order to have everything we wanted (and more) we learned to budget our wedding and shop frugally. One way we are doing this is through AliExpress. We actually loved it so much we buy several things from there now (not just wedding items). 99% of what we have ordered from AliExpress has not only arrived but also has been incredible quality. It is good to note that AliExpress items do take a long time to arrive because they are coming from China. However, if you have the time to, definitely check it out! Just don’t forget to make sure you have plenty of time.
In addition to using AliExpress, we also enrolled in Ebates. This gives us an extra 3% (or more if they’re running specials) back on every single purchase we make. If you click here to sign up you’ll even get an extra $10 for free!
Here is a list of all the things we have purchased so far (check back as I may update the list as I continue to buy things):
Boutonnieres & corsages:
Amazing quality! They definitely don’t look as fake as I thought and from a distance you won’t be able to tell at all! They had tons of options which I loved too.
I am still not sure what I want to wear on my head so I purchased a few options:
Veil with lace detailing: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/nTQvvrS
I haven’t received the veil yet but both the crowns look beautiful. They are heavy, quality material. I seriously cannot decide which one to wear!
Custom wood watches: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/wKXxouY
Engraving purchased separately: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/72gvX20
Buy the watches and add on the engraving. Only issue we had was that the engraving had quotation marks on them instead of just the writing. We still need to reach out and see if they can send us another one free of charge. Remember when ordering something from another country to clarify with the salesperson that you’re on the same page. Other than that the quality is gorgeous and it comes with a box and cushion just like it’s pictured.
Champagne balloon for bridal shower/bachelorette party: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/con9SMlK
Still waiting for these to arrive but super excited about them!
All of these are things we actually purchased for our wedding!
Some other items that I didn’t end up purchasing but they do have good reviews and/or recommended from other brides:
Long veils: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/KuN6Cfm
Team Bride/Bride to be sashes: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bccdpMbO
Bigger pack (only available in black): http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bDhrc3xE
Customized hip flask: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cGNcawpw
Customized bottle openers: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b3THDt7K
Lace table runner: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cKymmaBW
Heart banner: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/UFoAiSM
Headpiece with cage: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/YyWzrCk