In my previous Black Friday post, I obliquely complained about Christmas-time consumerism and wrote about donating to charity in lieu of guest favors. Today I'm going to write about Cyber Monday shopping sales. Sound weird and a bit hypocritical? Yeah, OK, maybe, but I'm a complex woman. I'm also assuming that you're planning a wedding that involves guests, a dress and shoes, maybe some pretty jewelry, and many of the accoutrements and details that go into throwing a kick-ass party.
Cyber Monday sales may be the perfect time to pick up Bridesmaid dresses, Shoes, and Jewelry
Dresses from J.Crew
Especially look for sales at your favorite online department stores or brands. J Crew is having a 25% off plus free shipping sale today. A $300 dollar bridesmaid dress would be $225 today. And Nine West has a whopping 65% off of “party shoes,” which is perfect for you and your ‘maids to pick up well-made but modestly priced shoes.
Shoes from Nine West
Also, Save up to 50% off at Mixbook These photo books (starting price is under $6) are great for guest books. You can assemble pictures of you, your fiance, your friends and your family, just like a personal year book, and have guests sign that at your wedding rather than a traditional signature book. You can also order cards to use a Save the Dates, or even invitations (staring at .39 a piece) This offer expires November 30th!
One final note: It's probably not the best time to pick up decor. Wait under after-holiday sales for that.