Bride & bridesmaid style deals: 6 awesome labor day sales


Brooke Stapleton

Probably the only good thing about summer officially coming to an end is the Labor Day weekend sales — and if you’re a bride or bridesmaid on the budget, this is the type to scoop up your style for a steal. Whether you’re looking for a bridesmaid dress, statement bridal necklace or the perfect wedding day shoes, here are 6 sales you’ll need to check out.

We’ve even included secret discount codes from our style sources, so make sure to use them at checkout if you see anything that catches your eye! The majority of these sales are only going to last until Monday evening, so if you’re planning on shopping, it’s time to get out that plastic and prepare for some major savings.

1. J. Crew

A favorite in weddings for classic and elegant bridesmaids dresses, J. Crew’s sale this weekend is the perfect time for bridesmaids to buy that bridesmaid dress they’ve been putting off. You could get 40% off already on-sale items with code: WEEKEND. Oh, and did we mention it’s free shipping until Monday?


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2. NastyGal

Brides, as soon as you get engaged you’ll notice the distinct lack of little white dresses in your closet — which, of course, you’ll need to remedy for all those upcoming bridal occasions! The NastyGal Labor Day sale is the answer to your LWD dreams, with tons of cute options for every bride. And, make sure to look in their 30% off, 50% off, and 60% off sales!

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Dogs at weddings: 35 furry friends that are SO into your wedding day

Dogs at weddings

Skye Blu Photography via Style Me Pretty

We’ve all seen them — the photos of adorable pups on a wedding day, cavorting down the aisle with a ring sewn to their collars or a flower crown atop their ears. There’s no denying that dogs at weddings are just too. Darn. Cute.

If you’re thinking of bringing your pup to your wedding day though, there’s a few things to keep in mind:

  • Does your venue (ceremony and reception) allow pets?
  • If you’re bringing your dog, what do you need to pack for them to get through the wedding? (Think a leash, food, treats, any medication, etc.)
  • How well-behaved is your pup? Is there a chance he could start barking during there ceremony, or steal the show in some other not-so-desirable way?
  • Who will be your default dog-sitter during the wedding ceremony and even the reception? (Your wedding day is such a whirlwind, you won’t have time to remember if Fido is hungry or needs to go out!)
  • How will your pet get home, if you’re doing a special getaway or spending the night elsewhere?

Once you figure out the above questions, you’ll get a clearer sense of whether or not having your fur baby at your wedding day is actually right for you. If your dog will be attending, it’s safe to say you’ll they’ll be TOTALLY excited to watch you tie the knot, just like these 35 furry friends below!

Dogs at weddings

Galaxie Andrews via Ruffled Blog

Dogs at weddings

Jacque Lynn via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Dogs at weddings

Elizabeth Messina via Wedding Chicks

Dogs at weddings

Skye Blu Photography via Style Me Pretty

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6 Notable Etsy Wedding Invitation Designers

etsy wedding invitations

Mikkel Paige

Everyone loves snail mail. There’s just something about opening your mailbox to find a hand-addressed envelope with your name on it, beckoning your eager eyes. Personally, when I get a letter in the mail, I practically trip up the stairs while hurrying to put my things down, find a comfortable seat, and delicately open my little treat. Obviously, when that treat includes a wedding invite, that excitement gets multiplied by a million. And when that invite is so stinking adorable that it deserves a spot on the fridge? Well, that’s like winning the jackpot.

The wedding industry is vast and there is option after option available when picking invitations, but since the universe blessed us with Etsy, we all have more unique and creative picks than ever before.  Why go with Etsy for your wedding print needs? Not only are you supporting independent businesses, but you’re sure to find absolutely unique, personable, and creative options with the click of a button. To help my fellow Etsy-lovers with their invitation search, I’ve rounded up some notable designers worth diving into.

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SHOP NAME: Harken Press

NOTE-WORTHY ATTRIBUTES: Creative invitation suites that include everything from menus to guest reply cards.

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Win a custom hand stamped necklace by Junghwa



***This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our giveaway winner Alex Burnstein!***

So you’ve walked down the aisle, got hitched, went on your honeymoon. Now what? Well, after your wedding is over I have to admit the planning advice and tips we can give you are a little more limited (I mean, you’re not planning a wedding anymore!), but we can show you amazing ways to commemorate and celebrate your wedding day.

One of our favorite ways brides can commemorate their wedding day is by wearing a small token for their new initials or wedding date. Well, today’s giveaway features probably one of the most adorable ways we’ve seen to do just that! Amy Stewart of Junghwa on Etsy creates gorgeous pieces of jewelry, from pretty delicate earrings to custom hand stamped necklaces.

One lucky bride today can WIN one of our favorite hand stamped necklace designs from Junghwa, pictured above! Reading “MR & MRS, EST. 20xx” (or whenever your wedding year was!), this pretty piece is the perfect subtle way to always keep your wedding memories close. Want to learn how you could win it?


Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

1. Repin your favorite image from this Pinterest board

2. Comment on this post & tell us why you want to win this necklace

3. That’s it — you’re entered!


It’s so hard to pick a favorite necklace from Junghwa, because the entire boutique on Etsy is filled with beautifully simple and swoon-worthy jewelry. Want to see more of Amy’s awesome creations? Read on!







Totally gorgeous, right? If you can’t get enough of beautiful jewelry from Junghwa, the solution is simple: enter our giveaway, and follow Junghwa on Instagram and Facebook to get updated on their latest and greatest!

Hurry up and enter though — our giveaway is only open until next Thursday, September 4th! And stay tuned, as the winner will be announced here on Friday the 5th.  Good luck, brides!