Tightwad’s Ways to Save on Wedding Food

Tightwad’s Ways to Save on Wedding Food

Everyone knows that food is one of the biggest components of a successful rehearsal dinner and wedding reception, and one of the biggest costs. With some creative thinking, you can whittle down your list of must-haves to create a workable plan that will make everyone happy.

  1. Ask friends and family if they would be willing to cook for the reception in advance. Perhaps you have a relative who is a budding chef and would like to help out!
  2. Select lower-priced entrees such as chicken instead of beef, or pasta instead of scallops. Simpler vegetables — like broccoli instead of asparagus, for example — will also help cut costs. […]
Getting The Bang For Your 99 Cents

Getting The Bang For Your 99 Cents

I’m a fan of the 99 cent store and I’m not ashamed to say so. Before the great recession, admitting that you shopped at the 99 cent store was not something that many people did, but now it’s chic to be frugal and cheap. But before you go shopping for Christmas gifts in your local 99 cent store, print my handy, dandy shopping guide to make sure that you get the most bang for your almost buck.

  1. Watch The Price
    Just because it’s in a 99 cent store, doesn’t mean that it’s 99 cents.  In order to survive the recession and rising costs, maybe of these stores no longer set 99 cent as their price ceiling.  Be sure to check the price of the product before getting to the counter.
  2. Check the Expiration Date
    Yeah, that one doesn’t need an explanation.  That’s especially true of food and perishable items. Look for those dates! […]