Brides, start your engines. Whether you're newly engaged, about to be married, or somewhere in between, there's two upcoming days that you should all mark your calendars for. Repeat after me: Black Friday & Cyber Monday.
Even if you're not a Black Friday-type of shopper, trust me -- there really is no better time this year to scoop up discounted style & gifts for your wedding. So if you've got to stick to a budget and are looking for ways to cut costs on your wedding day style, NOW is the time to pounce on those sales.
Don't just jump in blindly though -- you should absolutely have a game plan on what exactly you're trying to find & save on for the wedding. Luckily for you, we've done the style snooping and found the top picks for what brides and bridesmaids should keep their eyes open for on this shopping holiday.
Buy this: the season's hottest bridesmaid trends
For the bridesmaids: many of the top retailers (think J.Crew, Asos, Modcloth & more) are going to be selling dreamy dresses for less on either Black Friday or Cyber Monday. If you've put off buying a dress for your friend's wedding and you have the flexibility to choose your dress style based on color and cut, make sure you find the perfect frock this weekend! We've broken down our favorite style choices so you can get a sense of what will be on-point for this coming wedding season, but no matter what you choose, we're sure you'll find a great deal!
Trend 1: Bridesmaids dresses with sleeves
Gorgeous for both warm and cold weather weddings, long-sleeve bridesmaid dresses are sweet, pretty, and just a tinge offbeat. If you're looking for a gorgeous bridesmaid style, ask your bridesmaids to snap up this look when it goes on sale Friday!
Trend 2: Bridesmaid dresses with sparkle
Bridesmaids with sparkly and shimmery dresses were everywhere this year -- and it was SUCH a gorgeous trend. Plus, what bridesmaid wouldn't love to wear a pretty sequined number after the big day is over? Get your bridesmaids to find their perfect sparkly number this weekend!
Trend 3: Bridesmaid dresses with pretty, unexpected prints
Looking for a bold bridesmaid look to offset your stunning white dress? Bridesmaids in unexpectedly pretty print dresses have to be one of my favorite wedding trends this year. There's so many gorgeous options that are going to be on sale out there, it's high time for your bridesmaids to find their perfect frock!
Trend 4: Bridesmaids dresses in rich jewel tones
In one of our most popular bridesmaid dress trend posts this year, we shared our favorite options for bridesmaids in jewel toned dresses. Well, now it's time to take that inspiration and turn it into a reality! This beautiful bridesmaid look is perfect for weddings in 2015... so start shopping!
Trend 5: bridesmaids in statement skirts & pretty tops
The last and perhaps the most gorgeous trend of them all? Bold, long skirts with pretty mismatched tops. This is a fantastic bridesmaid trend that bridesmaids actually CAN wear again, and mix and match within their own wardrobe!
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2. Buy this: unique engagement party / bridal shower dresses
For the brides: your favorite shops are going to be selling the looks you love for less. So if you have an upcoming engagement party, bridal shower or rehearsal dinner, why not snag a gorgeous dress on sale this weekend? You know you'll wear it for your upcoming event, and finding a great white dress will last you even past your engagement.
We've outline our favorite looks and style finds below... which will you be shopping for on Friday or Monday?
Trend 1: boho white dresses for the bride to be
Looking to make a statement but still stay true to your laid back style? Gorgeous boho dresses with pretty crocheted and lace details will be oh-so-pretty at any of your pre-wedding events.
Trend 2: the perfectly polished bride
Looking to take your chic style from everyday to your wedding day? You don't need a dozen white dresses to make a statement! A sleek white skirt and pastel or blush top is the perfect outfit for your bridal shower, don't you think?
Trend 3: tulle tulle, and more tulle!
These adorable outfits speak for themselves don't they? Tulle is ALWAYS a good look for a bride -- so get yourself one pretty white skirt, pick your favorite top and party away at your engagement party!
Ready to shop for your wedding party outfits til you drop? Get these looks for even less here:
3. Buy this: sweet holiday gifts for you & your bridesmaids
If you're already checked off your bridesmaids dress or found the perfect white dress to wear to your bridal events, you can definitely still take advantage of the upcoming sales to help save on your wedding budget.
One thing a ton of brides and grooms forget to factor into their budget is gifts for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, this could put you out anywhere from $10-$100 for each member of your bridal party. If you want to get them a thoughtful gift to say thank you (or just a thoughtful gift for the holidays!) definitely take advantage of Black Friday or Cyber Monday to get a gift that's affordable and awesome.
From our personal favorite gift of the season, the "Wifey" t-shirt, to sweet and unique gifts your bridesmaids will love, this weekend is the perfect time to scoop up on-sale gifts. Don't wait -- they won't be at these low prices forever, so snag these steals and check one more gift off your holiday list!
Shop our favorite ideas here:
Well brides and bridesmaids -- hopefully you've put together your shopping list for this weekend and scoop up the best deals! Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be overwhelming, but with a bit of planning, you can use this shopping holiday to your advantage and save a ton of money that you can use for other parts of your wedding budget!