Do you want to save money for your wedding? Before you buy anything wedding-related online, do your homework first! When you buy bulk wedding items online, many times you can save big on shipping costs, printing, and more. Plus, you’ll have your wedding items ahead of time so you won’t have to wait for delays in shipping or busier than usual timeframes, thanks to the upcoming (busy!) wedding season.
Maybe this isn’t news to you, or perhaps you’ve experienced the joy (+ cost-savings) of buying bulk supplies for weddings or parties in the past. It is so much easier to buy in bulk — meaning a large quantity at one time, often at a special discounted rate — rather than individually or at lesser volume. It is less stressful for you, too.
When you shop bulk wedding supplies, you can usually take advantage of combined shipping rates, along with the best wholesale wedding supply pricing the retailer can offer. They are able to combine shipping AND you’re able to receive all of the items you need at a great price. It’s a win-win, really.
And here’s the thing: there is no event in your life quite like a wedding where buying in bulk just makes sense. It’s not every year you decide to buy, I don’t know, 150 luggage tag favors or centerpieces for 20 tables. :) You know?
Today we’re sharing the best places to buy bulk wedding items including the popular items couples are saving money on right now. These are the wedding items most frequently ordered in large volumes and for good reason: couples save money and retailers can ship ASAP so you don’t have to wait for those last minute favors to roll around.
NOTE: Be sure to order EVERYTHING for your wedding early, especially this year! It’s going to be a busy one for wedding season.
Here are the most popular things you’ll want to buy in bulk for your wedding, along with exactly where to shop (with the best quality and highest customer satisfaction). Some of the most popular noted on the list include wedding favors in bulk, wholesale wedding blankets and wraps, flats, flip-flops, bulk wedding welcome bags, and so much more. On to the list!
PRO TIP: At many online retailers, when you buy X number of dollars worth of goods, you’ll get free shipping… so that’s a huge cost-savings to consider when shopping bulk wedding items.
Where to Buy Bulk Wedding Supplies, Favors + More
When you order wedding invites, save the date cards, ceremony programs, place cards, escort cards, signage — the list goes on! — you can save loads of money when you buy it all at once from the same store.
Instead of firing up the stationer’s printer multiple times, buying bulk wedding stationery including everything you’ll need before, during, and after the wedding (think: thank you notes!) will have you well ahead of the checklist.
You’ll save money with bulk wedding invitations and stationery, but in addition, you’ll save yourself a ton of unnecessary stress. You’ll have all the items you need for a beautiful, cohesive wedding shipped early and at home, ready for the big day. Who wants to bite their nails waiting for the invitations to arrive, late?!
Plus, if you buy everything at once, you can usually take advantage of a bulk wedding discount. Look to the top of the page at popular stationers, like Minted, which sometimes offers special promo codes and discounts you can add to your order at checkout.
If you’re utilizing wood slices throughout your wedding decor on centerpieces, as dessert displays, entry tables, and more, don’t buy them individually or you’ll waste a lot of money. Instead, buy bulk wedding supplies from RusticWoodSlices which offers the best wood slices in bulk we’ve seen yet. These are quality slices, sent to your door, all ready for use.
You can order wood slabs in large bulk quantities of 10, 12, 15, or 20. Need more? Just inquire here.
You’ll need cocktail napkins for the bar, but you can up the fun factor and get them personalized for your wedding. Be sure to buy them in bulk, as napkins in a large print quantity at once costs significantly less than purchasing fewer sets (and needing to get more when you realize you don’t have quite enough).
One of the best places to buy bulk wedding napkins is For Your Party. There are SO MANY amazing ways to customize them, various sizes from which to choose, and colors, oh the colors!
Choose your napkins here. Unsure how many you’ll need? No worries: here’s the magic formula for how many cocktail napkins to order.
If you want very affordable napkins that are non-personalized (but still a good quality), check out these by Crisky Store.
4. Face Masks
COVID brought upon many changes to the wedding scene in recent years, particularly with face masks like these. If you wish to offer face masks for your guests, it is best to buy wedding face masks in bulk. We wrote a blog post outlining the best places to get them, in case you’re looking. Here’s an example from one retailer, Belles Design Shop, which are wildly popular due to their ability to be personalized (and the affordable costs of wedding bulk masks vs. purchasing individually).
If disposable are more your style, you can get these masks from ForYourParty at a great price.
If you want guests to treat their feet to comfy dancing shoes, flip flops are the best way to do it. But don’t go running off to the store just yet. The cheapest way to offer flip flop wedding favors is to buy them in bulk from DollarTree or from Ocra on Amazon here.
Keep guests cozy with cheap, yet beautiful, blankets. Get bulk blankets for wedding guests: shop wedding wholesale blankets from KalkedonTowels for your loved ones to stay warm.
You’ll also love pashminas/wraps from WeddingFavorsUS in bulk.
Are you giving welcome bags to your wedding guests upon arrival at their hotels? Great! But before you buy individual items, be sure to buy wedding supplies in bulk for the bags, including the welcome bags themselves. Here are 10 things your wedding welcome bags need (and where to buy the items in bulk).
These adorable bags are perfect for giving to your wedding guests. You can get them at EstablishedCoGifts.
If you prefer personalized tote bags, check out these from Joy and Chaos.
Wondering where to buy bulk wedding flats? These are amazing for bridesmaids to wear when their feet hurt mid-reception, and work great as favors for guests, too! By Cinderollies.
For simple drinking cups to give guests at the wedding, you can get quality ones from Munfix. They’re a nice choice!
You can get personalized cups in bulk for your wedding from ForYourParty:
If you’re buying wedding glasses for guests, you’ll want to make sure you buy in bulk to save money. You can get many types of glasses, like champagne flutes and wine glasses, drinking cups, and more from Libbey or, if you want to buy bulk wedding glassware, try here. Choose from unbreakable/plastic options or real glass champagne flutes and wine glasses, depending on what your venue allows.
You need to buy bulk wedding favors if you want to save money! Bulk quantity discounts almost always apply when you’re purchasing wedding favors. Search for wholesale wedding favors or bulk items from Beau-coup for the best prices (+ quality items).
Not sure what kind of favor to choose? No problem! We have a guide to help. Read: 50 Best Wedding Favors 2022 (Under $5!)
12. Bulk Wedding Flowers
One of the best places to buy bulk wedding flowers is Blooms By The Box. You can get real fresh flowers in bulk for cheap, affordable prices. But here’s the thing: you won’t sacrifice quality! If I were to buy bulk wedding flowers, it would be from their store.
For event flowers, with DIY tips and how to make your own flower arrangements, check out this page.
If you’re after artificial wedding flowers, you can buy in bulk on Etsy here.
Need greenery? Buy greenery here in bulk!
13. Bulk Succulents
14. Table Runners
Table runners are one of the wedding items to buy in bulk because you’re usually getting 10+ of them for your wedding tables. Buying table runners individually will cost more than buying in bulk.
A popular choice for table runners this season? Gauze! Gauze table runners in bulk are available at DecoVita or LinenLark, two fantastic resources. You can choose from MANY colors: there is a color to coordinate with any wedding color palette.
These runners are by LinenLark:
And these are from DecoVita:
15. Bulk Lanterns for Wedding Centerpieces
Lanterns make a great centerpiece for your wedding, particularly if you’re looking for non-floral centerpiece options. Wood lanterns like these from GFTWoodcraft are a wonderful choice! The quality is amazing and the reviews speak for themselves. And yes, you can buy bulk wedding lanterns for a great price. Shop here.
16. Candles in Bulk for Weddings
Incorporating candles into your wedding decor? Great! But keep in mind that not all candles are the same, especially if you’re buying candles in bulk for weddings. You need the candles to be long-burning so they don’t extinguish mid-reception. Stonebriar candles are my top pick for tealight candles, as they have a long burn time and amazing reviews. Shop here.
For pillar candles, the same suggestion applies! Try these from here.
17. Mason Jars in Bulk
Similar to glassware, mason jars are one of the best things to buy in bulk for weddings. And when you buy online, it will save you the trouble of lugging all those jars and boxes home and, instead, arrive right on your doorstep. :) You can shop bulk mason jars for weddings from here and shop by size here.
The best size to buy for centerpieces try the 32 oz size from Ball.
For the cheapest option, buy mason jars in bulk from… you guessed it, Dollar Tree!
18. Dinnerware in Bulk for Outdoor Weddings
If you need to offer dinnerware of your own (i.e. for a tented outdoor reception), you can get buy bulk wedding dinnerware here.
19. Bridesmaid Gifts + Boxes
20. Bulk Wedding Candy
21. Recovery Kit Accoutrements
And last but not least, if you’re putting together recovery kits, check out all the items you need — in bulk! — from this helpful guide.
You can get these fun “but did you die” hangover kits (wildly popular!) from ClassyByCrissy.