With the holidays approaching we're all accustomed to the busy shopping season and the deals we can find from Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday, but have you considered about taking advantage of those sales and discounts for your wedding? Yes, that's right, today we're going to give you all the insider details on how you can shop Cyber Week for your wedding and save money along the way. This is the season of giving so we are often occupied with shopping for others during the holiday sales, but don't forget about your wedding when it come to Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday!
For this wedding planning advice post we're sharing all the ways to take advantage of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday when it comes to your wedding and all of those wedding gifts and the deals and discounts that are available to you throughout your wedding planning process.
No one ever hated saving money, right? Especially when it comes to saving money on your wedding! So, let's get saving and find out best tips for shopping Cyber Week for your big wedding day!
Many companies send their Black Friday and Cyber Week savings to their e-mail list first! The same is true for your wedding vendors - wedding pros have email lists too!Sometimes, you'll even be required to be an e-mail list subscriber to qualify for the discount.
If you have your eye on a few things in particular for your wedding or your wedding adjacent events, be sure to sign up for those wedding companies' email lists ahead of time to ensure you receive those holiday deals emails.
For more check out our list of all the outfits you'll need for your wedding as well as our best tips for saving money on your wedding looks.
If you've been working with potential wedding vendors, this may be the perfect time to seal the deal. Whether it's a contract to be signed or a product to be purchased, check with them for any Black Friday or Cyber Monday savings. Even if you've already booked most or all of your wedding vendors, it's worth checking with them in case they will honor the sale price for you.
Think about an wedding photo album or a photo booth during your reception with your wedding photographer or a deal on having your wedding planner help with your rehearsal dinner or your florist help with your engagement party or bridal shower. There are several other services than you can hire your wedding professionals for and Cyber Week is a great change to check in with them to see about upgrading your packages or adding onto your wedding celebration.
Brides, be sure to check in with your wedding dress shop to see if they are running any Cyber Week specials on bridal accessories like veils and or consider a cool pair of custom wedding sneakers or a bridal robe for wedding morning.
You already know we love shopping Etsy for all your wedding needs. From unique wedding decor to chic bridal fashion and everything in between, Etsy has great options for you including so many handmade and unique items.
Etsy shops are likely to offer savings during Black Friday and Cyber Week. Shopping online with Etsy is a great way to shop small for your wedding and support small businesses!
During Cyber Week are the days to check the social media accounts of your favorite wedding vendors, wedding designers and wedding stores. Their social media profiles may be the place where they share all of their services and products savings for the holiday season.
Wedding pros might have links to e-books or helpful wedding planning guides or discount codes right on their social media accounts. Whether it's Instagram or TikTok, be sure to follow along with your favorite wedding professionals and wedding accounts to see if they are offering any specials or discounts during Cyber Week.
Don't forget to shop for all of your wedding events during Cyber Week, not just your wedding day. There are engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, honeymoons and more! All of these wedding events require decor, outfits and invitations. Take advantage of this Black Friday and Cyber Monday season of savings and shop for all of your wedding events.
For more, check out our list of all the outfits bride will need beyond the wedding dress.
While it may not be the traditional holiday gifts you're used to shopping for, you'll still need gifts for all those people included in your wedding and Cyber Week is a great time to save.
Be sure to shop all of our wedding related gift guides for bridesmaids, Mother and Father of the bride, flower girls and ring bearers, and even your partner! Oh and your wedding planner, he or she will need a 'thank you' gift too!
Shop Black Friday and Cyber Monday for wedding related gifts for those family and friends that are so special to you, or the gifts you'll be giving at your wedding!
#7 - Get Discounts For Everyone, Not Just You
It's not just you that you need to think about when it comes to your wedding and saving money during Cyber Week. As we just mentioned, you'll have to gift those who are a part of your wedding as a way of saying 'thank you' but there is no better 'thank you' than a discount! You're bridesmaids and wedding party members will have to spend money on your wedding too!
Think about your bridesmaids, groomsmen and your entire wedding party, they would like to save money too for your wedding! Have your wedding party check in with where you're having them purchase their outfit to see if they are running any Cyber Week specials. Also, check in with your hotel and see if there are details and discounts to be had on hotels or travel for your wedding weekend.
For more, be sure to check out our post on how to purchase a bridesmaid dress online.
#8 - Don't Forget Giving Tuesday & Your Wedding
Last but not least, let's talk about Giving Tuesday and your wedding. There are a bunch of different ways to support a charity, nonprofit or cause that is near and dear to your heart with your wedding.
You and your partner can donate to a cause that is important to you on Giving Tuesday, many larger groups and employers will match donations made on Giving Tuesday, so it's a great day to donate.
You can also use your wedding to support the causes that you care about whether that's setting up a charitable wedding gift registry where your wedding guests can make a donation right from your gift registry page. You can also choose to donate to a worthy cause in lieu of wedding favors. If you already have everything you need, you can ask your wedding guests to donate to a charity or nonprofit instead of purchasing you wedding gifts.
Here at The Garter Girl, we love VOW For Girls which is a charity dedicated to helping women and girls choose marriage on their own terms. If you're thinking about setting up a charitable wedding registry or support a nonprofit in lieu of wedding favors, definitely check out VOW For Girls and all of the good work that they are doing to support women and girls around the world.
For more help with it comes to Giving Tuesday and your wedding, be sure to check out our post on how to support a nonprofit or charity with your wedding.
Will you be taking advantage of Black Friday sales, Cyber Monday discounts and Giving Tuesday and Cyber Week deals for your wedding? It's one of the best times of the year for sales and savings of products you may need for your wedding!
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