Wedding Shopping: Sweet success

Yesterday Amanda and I went shopping for matching ties for the groomsmen.  We entered the mall at Dillards, where I was aghast to see that not one tie cost less than $50.  And we needed 4.  $200.  Eek.  Amanda suggested J C Penney’s, so we headed there next.

The first ties we saw there were $30.  Well, $120 was a huge improvement over $200.  We meandered around comparing colors.  We came upon a table of ties that were buy one, get one half off.  That was more like it.  $90 for 4 ties.

Just when we decided that was probably the best we could do, we spotted one more table, way in the back full of $13.99 ties PLUS– PLUS!!– they were buy one, get one free.  Amazing. We walked out of J C Penney’s having spent a cool $28 for all four ties.

Sweet success.


Looking back at your own wedding, what were some of your best successes?  Which of your plans worked best?  What saved you money?  What surprised or delighted you or your guests?  What part of the day were you most able to customize to be your own?

I’d love to hear more of your ideas!