Weddings offer a rare opportunity to gather all of one's favorite people -- his and yours -- into one room for a fabulous time. Far before the wedding day arrives, you'll have chosen your most intimate friends to take their positions within the bridal party as bridesmaids and groomsmen. Thanking these special bridal party members with a gift is customary. You can do so before the wedding at various points: during the bachelor or bachelorette weekend or at the rehearsal dinner, for instance. Others do it while getting ready for the wedding, especially if the gift is something the guests might use to spruce themselves up, such as earrings or cuff links. Below, we've gathered an affordable selection of wedding party gifts. Believe it: For $10 and under, you can offer your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll use and enjoy for years to come from Amazon, Etsy, Walmart and other popular online stores.
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.
Every bride breathes in a deep sigh of relief on her wedding day. It may not go smoothly, and that's fine. But between now and then, getting the wedding prepared is a bit of a marathon, and it can't hurt to be physically fit. Sure, there's a lot of pressure on brides to look as good as possible in that wedding gown, and many women find themselves "shedding for the wedding." Whether you're looking to drop a few pounds, simply want to stay toned or are trying to tame your inner Bridezilla with some stress-relieving yoga, we've found 20 high-tech performance leggings to wear in your pursuit of health and happiness. They'll keep you comfy and dry as you work toward your goal, and most importantly, you'll look and feel fabulous on your special day.
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.
Cyber Monday is a great day to stock up on discounted holiday gifts for family and friends, but it's also an opportunity to score stylish honeymoon necessities for yourself. And the online destination that should serve as your starting point to prep your for your first trip as newlyweds? Why Nordstrom, of course. The department store's sales are the stuff retail legends are made of, and the Cyber Monday sale is certainly no exception. Last year, Nordstrom offered online shoppers an additional 20% off select sale items — which means this time around you've got the potential to scoop up a whole bunch of essentials that make for a chic honeymoon (without having to overpack). From cozy plane-worthy pants to sunglasses you'll wear long after you return home, these are the deals we think are worth keeping an eye on (and adding to cart) this Cyber Monday.
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*Style this cute ankle boot with a floral dress for the perfect seasonal outfit *Faux leather upper with cuffed detail and buckle ...*Inside zip closure for easy on/off *Lightly cushioned footbed *1-1/8" stacked leather-wrapped block heel read more
*This dreamy ankle boot is calling your name *Faux suede or PU upper with cutouts and heel counter detail *Back zip closure *Light...ly cushioned footbed *1-3/4" stacked leather-wrapped heel read more
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*The Dalton is the iconic hiker boot redesigned to be ultralight in waterproof leathers *Suede leather or smooth leather upper *Ti...e closure *Removable latex comfort footbed *Lightweight midsole *Seam-sealed construction *High-traction, lugged rubber... read more
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*This ultimate winter boot brings together Bionica's signature leather and knit combo in a new tall silhouette *Waterproof full-gr...ain leather upper with adjustable laces *Sweater knit shaft accent *14-1/4" shaft height *16" shaft circumference *Side... read more
*You've seen the slouch boot on fashion runways everywhere - now it's time to add it to your wardrobe! *Suede leather upper *12" s...haft height *Full-length zipper and elastic side gore for easy on and off *Lightly cushioned footbed *Stylish 1"... read more
*Accent your look with mosaic-inspired styling *Soft, supple suede upper with mosaic-inspired embroidery on the collar and a cotto...n lace *Fully padded footbed *Lightweight sporty rubber outsole read more
*The perfect seasonal boot should have a mix of comfort and fashion features - this style has it all! *Waterproof full grain leath...er upper with fold-down collar *Tie closure *Comfortable wool and fleece lining *Leather-lined removable LUVSEAT™ PU... read more