All over America, our lovely Stateside readers are probably tucking into turkey right about now, or popping their pumpkin pies into the oven – Happy Thanksgiving guys, have a fabulous one! But over here in London, it’s business as usual.
Now while we haven’t adopted the traditions of Thanksgiving in the rest of the world, one aspect of it that has taken off in recent years, is the big blow-out sales for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
But what was once a mad dash around the shops for one day only, has now become (a far more relaxing) excuse to shop online at your leisure, with many websites offering discounts that last all weekend long.
While I’m not normally a sale shopper, the best thing about Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts is that they’re often across new collections, so you’re not simply stuck with the end of season leftovers. (Win!).
But of course, with almost every website offering different discounts, it can be hard to sniff out the true bargains. So to help you on your way, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite stores to shop for all things weddings – that also happen to be offering some major savings over the next few days.
So whether you’re tucked up with your laptop and your leftovers in the US, or hitting the shops from your phone in London, Paris, Sydney or Singapore, we’ve got some killer discounts you’re going to want to check out.
1. Plum Pretty Sugar
Their deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always great – but this year they’re dishing out the bargains big time. Use the code BLACKFRIDAY16DEAL to score big discounts across their site, or BLACKFRIDAY16FLASH on flash sale items for even more bargain buys.
2. Monica Vinader
Luxurious rings, grown-up friendship bracelets, contemporary diamonds and statement earrings, Monica Vinader is one of our go-tos for occasion jewellery.
For Black Friday, they’re offering 30% off much of their collection once you sign into their sale – definitely worth checking out to score a bargain on your wedding day jewels, cufflinks or bridal party gifts.
Okay, so let’s be honest here, ASOS is probably one of our most frequented websites all year round, and their regular flash sales are always pretty generous, so we’re rather excited that their Black Friday offers are lasting all the way ’til Tuesday. You know we’re going to be spending most of our weekend sifting through for shoes, bags, jewellery, dresses and lingerie. (And that’s before we start gift shopping!).
ASOS is a gem for affordable wedding purchases, from bridesmaids dresses and suits, to heels and hair accessories. Make the most of the discounts and leave room in your budget to splurge on something special – each region has different discount codes, so click here to find yours.
4. Mr Porter
Gents, listen up, this is the Black Friday sale for you. If you’re not familiar, Mr Porter is a super stylish menswear site with a curated collection of pieces from the best menswear designers in the world.
Now high end fashion doesn’t always come cheap, but with 30% off selected styles across their site, you might just bag the perfect designer shirt, a standout blazer, or some dapper wedding day accessories (think cufflinks, shoes, bow ties and tie pins) for a steal.
Coast has long been a go-to for gorgeous partywear, and over the last few seasons, they’ve upped their game, pairing classic styles with more fashion forward pieces. It’s one of those places where you’ll find a gorgeous bridal cover-up, some fabulous bridesmaids dresses AND something for your mother of the bride.
This weekend, their offering a whopping up to 40% off selected styles, so be sure to make the most of it while it lasts.
6. Look Fantastic
We love shopping for beauty products at the best of times, but in the lead up to your wedding, you tend to invest in quality skincare, some special occasion make-up, and of course, lashings of nail polish to make sure your hands are always, “Show me your ring” ready.
If you’re planning to shop all things make-up, skincare and hair products, Look Fantastic has a huge selection of premium brands and products, and this weekend they’re hosting a Beauty Blackout, and offering 18% off everything with the code RUSH.
Now that’s a lot of blush for your buck!
7. Alex & Alexa
Shopping for the little ones in your wedding is often something you don’t factor hugely in your budget (kids clothes aren’t expensive, right?) but when it comes to dressing your flower girls and ring bearers, it all starts to add up.
Alex & Alexa is a cool childrenswear boutique brimming with gorgeous and unique ideas for dressing the wee ones at your wedding. And for Black Friday, they’re offering a discount of 25% across their entire site, so make sure you snap up your little dresses and mini me suits, stat!
8. Show Me Your Mumu
Honeymoon attire is another one of those wedding shopping afterthoughts, when you’re up to your tonsils in guestlists and centrepieces, the last thing you’re thinking about is what to wear at the beach.
So why not be a pre-wedding whizz and plan your honeymoon wardrobe in advance? You’ll thank us when you’re feeling like a rockstar by the pool!
Show Me Your Mumu is perhaps our favourite place to find stylish, effortless, cool holiday pieces, from maxi dresses to rompers and beach cover-ups to swimwear. They also have a gorgeous wedding shop that’s worth a look-see too. This weekend, they’re giving a huge 40% off across their site with the code MUMUSALE40.
9. Astley Clarke
Astley Clarke is another of our very favourite jewellery sites, with a mix of pieces from affordable engraved gifts to luxury engagement rings.
For a fine jewellery company, their designs are innovative, modern and so stylish (when we go on their site to scout stuff out for you guys, we end up clicking off with a whole list of things we want for ourselves!)
This weekend, they’re giving 25% off everything, with the rather apt discount code, GOLDRUSH.
And last but most certainly not least, is Shopbob. Shopbob is one of those websites for when you’re looking for the perfect pair of high heels, a gorgeous clutch or some hot swimwear – you’ll almost always find what you’re looking for on there.
So whatever’s left on your bridal style shopping list, whether it’s a little white dress for your bridal shower or some show-stopping lingerie for your wedding night, hit the site this weekend with the code GOBIG16 for a smooth 25% discount.
Still looking to bag a bargain? Shop more of our favourite Black Friday purchases below!