Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Get Your Wedding Stuff Cheap Thanks to BJ's!

By Nina Callaway, Guide to Weddings...

I've known several brides and grooms who join a wholesale membership club like Costco or BJs just for wedding purchases. Obviously, if you're doing welcome bags, such superstores are great for purchasing water and snacks in large quantities. And the huge candy packages are ideal for those beautiful candy bar basics. But they also have engagement rings and wedding rings, and even bulk flowers available.

The problem comes in the annual membership fee. If you've got a small household, like many who are marrying for the first time, you probably won't be able to take much advantage of a membership after the wedding. So you've really got to make the savings on your wedding purchases cover that annual fee. My husband I discovered we didn't have enough bulk needs to make the numbers crunch correctly, and instead shopped locally for our 2008 wedding.

But now, if you've got a BJ's club near you, you don't have to make that choice! They're offering a 60-day free trial membership to new members, which you can start using now, or anytime before the end of 2009. Shopping locally is always important, but when you're wedding planning and every dollar counts, sometimes it's good to have a wholesale club as an added resource.