The Savvy Shopper

Luxury Bridal Buys

Whether you are engaged and planning a wedding, or have weddings to attend, let’s talk all things wedding. As a bride, planning a wedding is not only fun and exciting, but also costly and stressful. Just know that there are definitely ways to save while also having a beautiful affair. One of the best ways to save a little money is by shopping on Ebates. You can find plenty of luxury bridal items to make you feel special on your big day, without spending your entire savings.

Your dress, as well as shoes and accessories can be found at many different stores . Receiving cash back on your wedding purchases will make you feel a little better about buying that perfect wedding day outfit. As for bridesmaids and guests of weddings, luxury items can also be found at a fabulous price. Another clever way to save money when shopping for weddings is to look for sales. Many bridal stores host sample sales which is a great opportunity to score fabulous dresses at discounted rates. If shopping online, most stores do run sales quite frequently, especially towards the end of a season. You never know, those shoes you have been eyeing just might go on sale, so be patient!

Bridesmaids

If you are a bridesmaid in an upcoming wedding, there are tons of stores to shop at. Many stores have designated bridesmaids dresses, while other stores have dresses that can easily be worn as one. The Dessy Group has a huge selection of bridesmaids dresses, and is a great place to take a look. Try looking for a bridesmaids section on several stores like Hudson’s Bay & ASOS. There are also plenty of regular dresses to choose from that can be worn as a bridesmaids dress, regardless of the requirements. Everything from long, to midi, to short, and in all different colours can be found at Saks Fifth Avenue. Remember, finding items on sale and using Ebates tools (like the Express button) will help you score that high end dress at an affordable price.

Gifts

Before we know it, wedding season, as well as bridal showers will be upon us. With this comes the need to purchase gifts for the happy couple. Kate Spade has tons of cute gift options that are sure to put a smile on any couple’s face.You can also find things at all different price ranges depending on your budget. Gift ideas include cute “Mr. & Mrs.” mugs or wine glasses, as well as cake knives and servers, and ring holders.

On the other side of things, it’s always lovely when a bride gifts something to her bridesmaids, as a thank you for standing by her on the big day. Kate Spade also has an entire section of these items as well such as jewelry, and jewelry holders.

 

Wedding Dress

Every bride wants to feel special and beautiful on her wedding day… A big part of this is the dress! The best time to shop is at the end of the season, when many dresses are on sale. You’ll find your perfect style, whether it be a ballgown or mermaid, long or short, lace or satin!

Shopbop has a large selection of dresses at all different price ranges from all different designers including Monique Lhuillier, Zac Posen, Badly Mischka, and more. You’ll find a great dress for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower or even a secondary dress (to dance all night long in) on your big day at several luxury stores like Net-A-Porter, Anthropologie, Saks and the OutNet. Since this is your wedding day, you may feel justified in splurging a little!

Guest Dresses

Attending a wedding as a guest also requires finding something pretty to wear to ensure you look and feel your best. This is where you can have a little more fun and are not restricted to a colour or length, as you would be as a bridesmaid. Anthropologie has an entire section dedicated to “Wedding Guest Dresses”. You will find beautiful dresses in all different colours, lengths and styles. Marciano also has plenty of sexy, beautiful dresses that are perfect to wear to any wedding.

Want more inspiration? We love looking at the selection of styles available from Black Halo, Club Monaco, Halston Heritage & J.Crew! They have a wide variety of styles from gorgeous gowns to short & sweet styles! You might even want to consider a jumpsuit. Keep your eye out for an indicator of the wedding style on the invitation to help plan your outfit. Look for wedding dress codes like formal attire, beach formal, black tie, casual, or cocktail attire.

Shoes

Many ladies might feel that shoes are the most exciting item to buy for your wedding day. These also tend to be where many brides splurge for a pair of fancy, expensive shoes. Buying gorgeous designer shoes can be quite pricey, but of course, shopping with Ebates is our top tip. You’ll find luxury bridal finds and easily see when a store has double Cash Back, sales or promo codes to help save. Jimmy Choo has an entire jaw dropping bridal shoe collection. You’ll also find great styles for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and guests as well. Don’t forget looking at top shoe stores like Town Shoes and Stuart Weitzman.

 

Accessories & Extras

There’s a few other items that can help make your big day feel extra special! While having hair and make-up done, many brides like to slip into something comfortable but cute for fabulous photos. A silk robe in either white, or a cute pattern is the perfect choice while getting all glammed up. This white robe by Kate Spade looks so cozy, and also says “Mrs.” on the front, which is of course, very appropriate for the day.

Hair pieces and hairbands are also quite fashionable for brides. Whether it is worn just for the ceremony and then removed for the reception, or rocked all night long, it’s nice to add a little something extra to your look. Net-A-Porter has a variety of different head piece options that are all pretty, dainty and will make you feel like the princess that you are.

Not only will you score gorgeous items, you will also save money by receiving cash back and by shopping sales. Being a savvy shopper doesn’t mean you can’t still find beautiful items that are fashionable and on trend.

Now that all things wedding have been covered… Whether you are a bride or attending weddings this year, you will find everything you need above. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below!

Cheers to all the happy and beautiful couples out there! Happy wedding planning!