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Wedding Spending. Shopping. Fair Spending.

August 7th, 2012 at 11:40 am

We went to wedding #2 this weekend. It was very nice and I'm glad it went smoothly. And I'm also glad it's over now. Smile DD looked lovely in her dress and really helped out by keeping the two young ring bearers in line. DH looked very sharp as the best man. I picked out the pink ties that he and the other groomsman wore.

Geez, I had no clue that ties were so expensive. I ended up picking the lesser priced ties and still they were $21 each. Pink looks nice on DH so hopefully he'll have an opportunity to wear the tie again.

We gave the couple a $25 Lowe's gift card and the least expensive cute card I could find. $27.xx total.

We stayed Friday night at a hotel and I drove home Saturday night. We didn't end up leaving until 9pm, but it was so good to be back home and sleep in our own bed. Also great not to spend $$ on a second night in the hotel!

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Sunday was a lazy day. I had a $10 off $30 coupon for Kohl's. I bought myself a pair of yoga pants (I was combing thru all the clearance racks for a shirt and couldn't find anything I liked. Grr!) and a replacement plate and bowl that had been broken from my set. That came to $30.62. After $10 off and an additional 10% off I paid $20.80. Smile

I also went to the grocery store and used another $10 off $50 coupon as well as a few other "Grand Opening" coupons from the booklet they mailed out. I am also finally signed up and using the Just4U online coupons.

Last week I saved $62. My total spent was $72 on a bunch of groceries.

This week I saved $45. My total spent was $66.

I have two more $10 off coupons to use in the next two weeks. Smile

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We are going to the county fair on Thursday. Our county has two fairs. This is the larger two week long fair with a huge flower show. I'll try to take pics to share.

DD wanted to see Miranda Cosgrove, the star of the TV show "iCarley". She is having a concert at the fair and the tickets were $20-$30! I told DD she would have to pay for the ticket herself. So, she saved her birthday money and a few weeks worth of allowance and she bought two tickets. She is taking a girlfriend with her. I also told her if she wanted to ride the rides she'd have to buy her own wristband too. I told her I'd drive them, pay for parking and pay for the admission, but that was all I was willing to spend.

I am very proud that DD didn't whine or complain about me not paying, she just figured out a way to make it work. Big Grin

4 Responses to “Wedding Spending. Shopping. Fair Spending.”

  1. North Georgia Gal Says:

    Good for your daughter!

  2. laura Says:


    That is the rule of thumb that we have: I pay admission (like to the roller rink or movie theatre) and we usually stop at CVS for movie candy before going, but as far as concessions, the kids buy their own stuff. I think it works well, and also makes the kids wonder if they really want to spend their money of "x".

    My daughter is going into high school and she wanted Sperry topsiders; nice shoes, I'd like some, too, BUT the budget allows for $30 per pair of back to school shoes. I gave her $35.00 and she's paying for the difference. And she immediately started looking online at Shoe Carnival and DSW Warehouse. Smile

  3. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad the wedding went well!

  4. Sonya Says:

    Hello, "Looking Forward",

    I've only been following your blog for a short while now, and I'd love to touch base via email with you. I feel like we have quite a bit in common; we're all about saving money! I've become a guru with shopping online and earning cashback and various other deals from name brand stores. Feel free to email me if you want chat to. My name is Sonya. Email is stapleyufo@gmail.com

    Have a great night.

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