Do you have a wedding coming up? Or maybe you’re helping a friend organize her wedding? Here’s an eBay shopping tip for you on how you can get the things to make your wedding perfect and still have a dime or two left over for the honeymoon.
These days, you will find all sorts of wedding supply retailers online that sell everything wedding related from cakes to bouquets of flowers. Wedding gowns are sold too! Weddings are a pretty expensive occasion for most people as it truly is a ceremony not to be forgotten. So how can you get the same quality items for less? Answer – eBay auctions.
To make things really easy for you, eBay’s website has been organized into several niche categories, and the “wedding supplies” category is one of them. To get there, start from the main page then click on “visit all categories” on the left-hand side menu. Choose “all categories” and within the next page, you will find the “wedding supplies” link under the “home and garden” header – Select that link.
Here you will find most possibly everything you’ll ever need to prepare for the wedding of your dreams. Some of the sub-categories include wedding favors, bridal showers, balloons, glassware, flower baskets, napkins and tablecloths, photo albums, cake supplies, decorations..the list is endless!
Bridal gowns are very commonly sold on there as well. Here’s an eBay shopping tip:
Keep an eye out for wedding gowns being auctioned by charity foundations. This is where really good quality wedding gowns have been donated to the charities by rich people who can’t be bothered reselling them. The charity foundations then resell those gowns for a huge mark down from it’s original price – you’d be surprised at the superb quality of these dresses.
They’ve only been worn once. In my opinion, it’s financially wiser to buy a top quality second hand wedding gown from eBay and use that money I saved to go on a more expensive and lavished honeymoon. After all, if you were to buy a brand new gown at a wedding gown store in your local area, it will easily cost you more money as well as being inferior in brand and quality.
Just by doing a search on the website for the keyword “wedding gown”, you will be pleasantly surprised to find gowns that retail for $1,500 being sold on eBay auctions for as low as $200 – now that’s what I call a huge bargain!
Here’s a final eBay shopping tip for you. While you’re planning your wedding on eBay, you could also look up the “travel” category to organize your honeymoon.
In the “travel” section, you will find useful thing you’ll need like vacation packages, hotel offers, cruises and car rentals just to name a few. Just a few words of caution before you purchase those travel packages at hard-to-resist prices.
Make sure you check with the seller on eBay and ask him or her whether there are any special conditions on those fares or if there’s an expiry date. Are refunds or exchanges available? – just in case your wedding plans get delayed for unforeseeable reasons, well you never know.
Sometimes you get some sellers who have bought an airlines ticket to go on a trip somewhere but had to back out of their plans, so they sell it on eBay. But certain airlines have restrictions on transferring names on those tickets. So be sure to check first.