When I was planning my wedding many years ago I had all sorts of dreams about what it would include. Yes, the array of dresses, venues, and flower bouquets to choose from was mind blowing. And I wanted it all!
But it was my Papa who pulled me to the side and said, "You have to live after the wedding baby girl". Sage advice indeed.
Much like planning a wedding, the popular festivities that take place between late October to New Year's often cause people to forget about the rest of their lives. It is indeed easy to do. Hundreds of merchants set aside BIG marketing budgets and push hard to get us to spend our money with them. Why not use that to our advantage?
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How, you say? By thinking about the life that takes place after the holidays are over. Here's how to strategically plan your shopping during the hottest shopping months of the year. Ask yourself these questions:
Am I, or is someone I know, planning a wedding or anniversary party in 2018?
Am I, or someone I know, having a baby in 2018?
Will I or someone in my family be graduating from a school or university?
Am I planning to take on a home remodeling project in the spring?
Do I need to restock supplies or update equipment for my business?
If you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, now is the time to see if some of the items you need have been deeply discounted now?
For the Bride-to-Be and the Party Planner
Regular readers of this blog may recall the Wedding Week series I did this past summer. Below is a photo from my gold and white tablescape. The chic "YUM" menu cards by Minted, added a wonderful touch to the place settings.
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For the Future Graduate
In this post, I included a detailed list (see below) of items many college bound students might need. But the list applies equally to university graduates who will soon be relocating to their first apartments. You might also consider purchasing something every graduate needs: a powerful tool to assist with proofreading essays, resumes and cover letters. For that, I recommend Grammarly. For more information click the icon below.
For Home Remodeling Projects
Anyone who has ever remodeled a home knows that it can quickly become a black hole that drains every cent. Plan ahead with these savings.
For the Entrepreneur
As a wife and daughter of small business owners, I know that there is always something that the "office" needs. My go to spot for these needs is almost always Amazon. Here are a few deals I saw today.
I hope this little post encouraged you to think more strategically as you hit the stores this weekend. Tell me, what events do you need to plan for in 2018?
One more favor may I ask of you?
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