Every beach wedding delivers the basics: salt air, gorgeous views, crashing waves and unmatched tranquility. Beyond those elements, what more do you need? Decor that is fit for a beach bride, that's what! Seaside motifs, whether subtle or over-the-top, can heighten an already breathtaking scene. Among the complementary imagery and materials for a beach wedding are ocean-derived items such as sea glass, starfish, sand dollars, coral fans and clam shells. Some brides can choose to go a little more nautical by incorporating sailor knots, rugged rope, fishing floats and anchors. Placing some palm leaves in strategic locations will up the tropical isle vibe. Check out a treasure trove of beautiful items from Etsy, Michaels, Walmart and more that will enrich your waterfront wedding.
There are a few go-to retailers brides can always count on for stylish fashion finds, especially BHLDN and David's Bridal. With offerings ranging from dresses and shoes to lingerie and even decor, these two stores have literally got you (and your bridal party) covered from head to toe. If you're in the throes of wedding planning and haven't completed your bridal look yet, don't stress. Thanks to Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on the horizon, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to score a deal on the wedding dress (or accessory, etc.) of your dreams at these bridal destinations. Last year, BHLDN featured up to 70% off select styles, including gowns starting at $500, bridesmaids and party dresses starting at $100, and accessories starting at $30. Oh, and brides-to-be scored free shipping on their orders. David's Bridal had select shoes and accessories up for grabs from $4.99 to $29.99, 50% off select wedding dresses, $29.95 robes, $99 Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses, and $299 select Truly Zac Posen wedding dresses. On Cyber Monday and Tuesday, they also gave shoppers 20% off online orders. Suffice it to say, we think this bodes well for 2018 deals. Ahead, we're highlighting our favorite dresses, shoes and accessories on offer from David's Bridal and BHLDN, so get ready to swoon — and then keep an eye out for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. These stunning picks could just be among them.
Luggage is a purchase you only make once every few years (hopefully), so it's important to shop wisely. While you're of course looking for quality travel gear that's durable and roomy, you don't want to go broke before you've even gotten to the airport. Wedding and honeymoon planning is expensive enough — so avoid spending a small fortune by shopping luggage from stores like Kohl's and Walmart. The luggage sets ahead are functional, fashionable and, best of all, affordable — they're all under $150.
There's no rule book that says a wedding gown must be white. Modern brides are embracing color, a trend possibly first sparked by Gwen Stefani's custom dip-dyed and hand-painted pink ombre wedding gown by John Galliano for Christian Dior back 2002. After Gwen's rule-breaking move, Reese Witherspoon got married in a pale pink gown by Monique Lhuillier and Jessica Biel wore a blush-toned Giambattista Valli creation for her marriage to Justin Timberlake. Sure, white and ivory will remain the wedding gown go-tos, but many other colorful dresses have us swooning, particularly for summer weddings. Here, we've rounded up a variety of wedding dresses in shades of blush, metallics, yellow, blue and beyond from David's Bridal, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and more. It's our ode to the rainbow, and we think you should go for it!
With Cinderella's dainty slipper in their collective memories, some brides seldom think about comfortable shoes on the big day. But there's no wisdom in wearing wobbly stilettos to an event at which you might actually want to dance. Modern brides are opting for practical wedding shoes that can be worn more than once, as opposed to extremely high-heeled shoes that leave their tootsies blistered on the honeymoon. Also, we get it: Some very tall brides prefer to seek out more sensible heels, including flats, wedges and kitten heels that may also boast cushioned footbeds and supportive straps. So if you, too, want to dance the night away at your wedding, check out this list of swoon-worthy wedding flats that are just as ravishing as 4-inch heels (and much more practical). These styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, David's Bridal and more will take you from the ceremony to the after party in blissful comfort.
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Nordstrom’s Winter Sale 2019 is here, and it has everything from light jackets, cropped sweaters, and booties, to printed dresses, the newest bags, and trendy accessories.
From strappy bodysuits to velvet wrap dresses, shop Reformation and Net-a-Porter's holiday collection.
From long gowns to short midi dresses to two-piece options, Nordstrom has stylish and affordable prom dresses from Lulu’s, Eliza J, Vince Camuto, and more.
We found the eight velvet dresses you're going to want this fall.
"Maxi 53" Nylon/spandex. Imported"
"XS (2), S (4-6), M (8-10), L (12-14), XL (16) Maxi 58" Poly. Imported"
"All over sequin gown Sequin striping pattern may vary Adjustable straps Slit at left side of skirt Approx 39" to slit 58" at long...est point. Varies by size Fabric has minimal stretch Poly with poly lining. Imported" read more
Create an extra special look in the Dress the Population Gretta Blush Pink Sequin Strapless Maxi Dress! Dazzling nude and silver s...equins create an art deco-inspired design atop this elegant gown with a strapless, sweetheart bodice (with no-slip strips,... read more
This gown gives a boho vibe with the ruffles and hemline
Aidan Mattox Satin-trimmed Velvet Gown - Aidan mattox satin-trimmed velvet gown - 100% exclusive.
Strapless printed skirt gown
Exude upscale elegance in this stunning Aidan Mattox Gown. Column silhouette. Printed velvet fabrication. Halter neckline. Slit an...d button-loop closure at nape. Sleeveless design. Concealed hook and zipper closure at back. Flirty side slit. Fully lined. Floor-sweeping straight hemline. 70% viscose 30% nylon; Lining: 100% cotton. Dry clean only. Imported. Measurements: Length: 59 in Product measurements were taken using size 2. Please note that measurements may vary by size. read more
Color: GreensSize Type: RegularSize (Women's): 4Lined: YesSleeve Style: SleevelessOccasion: FormalStyle: GownLook: Wedding GuestDr...ess Length: LongMaterial: RayonZipper: Back Zipper read more
Off - the shoulder pleated crepe gown with slit with deep v back.
Aidan Mattox Charmeuse Bow Gown W/ Velvet Skirt - Aidan Mattox gown with charmeuse bodice and velvet skirt. Approx. 50"L from shou...lder to hem. Deep V neckline and back. Sleeveless; wide straps. Bow detail at waist. A-line silhouette. Hidden back zip.... read more
Sleeveless satin ball gown with digital floral print
Aidan By Aidan Mattox Excl Crepe Column Gown - Aidan by Aidan Mattox EXCL CREPE COLUMN GOWN.
You don't need jewelry with this beaded necklace adorned gown
Hand beaded cap sleeve bodice with gathered georgette skirt
Crepe and lace illusion cap sleeve gown with modified mermaid skirt
Velvet is on trend for fall in this beaded mixed media gown
Aidan By Aidan Mattox Velvet Burnout Halter Gown Dress - Aidan by Aidan Mattox printed velvet burnout halter gown. Approx. 57.3"L ...down center back. Halter neckline; racerback. Sleeveless; cut-in shoulders. A-line silhouette. Hidden back zip. High-low... read more
Floral embroidered sequin high low gown with crepe skirt.
Embellished split sleeve gown with scuba crepe skirt
Sleeveless floral jacquard high low gown with metallic thread work.
Sequin cutaway halter crop top with pleated taffeta high low skirt
Silk chiffon halter gown with side cutouts with open back
This lace top and solid chiffon skirt is simple yet stylish
Aidan By Aidan Mattox Gown - Color/pattern: black Approximately 59.5in from shoulder to hem Measurement was taken from a size 4 an...d may vary slightly by size Model is 5ft 10in Design details: crocheted lace trim cutout waist open back Center back... read more
Velvet is on trend for fall in this beaded mixed media gown