Black and Blue J. Crew Potential Bridesmaid Dresses for under $100

J. Crew recently added some stock to the clearance section and although the dresses may not be titled as “bridesmaid” attire, I think they would make some fine picks for the big day. Not only that, these are bridesmaid dresses that your bridesmaids really can wear again, especially if you are sticking to the black and blue palette for your event. J. Crew offers free shipping over $175 and has an awesome return policy but NOT on clearance so keep that in mind if a dress that catches your eye is only available online or through the catalog. They also offer a student and teacher discount of 15% with I.D. so you may want to drag a fellow educator in with your bridal party to try on some garb!

You can find all the clearance dresses here!

Here are some of my top picks!


This is available online only but is down from $250.00 to $99! The plum, punch and bold blue shades of this style are all $99!


This dress comes in a ton of colors but be sure to check the sizes! Not only is it adorable but it is only $79.99, down from $235!



Down from $250 to $99, this dress is available also in a variety of colors…just double check sizes!


I love the simplicity of this dress. A cool brooch or pin could make this dress pop! It’s available in a variety of colors (check sizes) and is also only $99, down from $250!



Things Remembered Flask, Beer Mug and Bracelet Sale for Labor Day = Inexpensive Bridal Party Gifts!

Things Remembered is having an awesome Labor Day sale through September 2nd, so you may want to check them out to score some personal, useful and quality gifts for your bridal party. Use the coupon code (TRRETAIL15) to save an additional 50% off your order! Just watch the personalization fee. Most items don’t include personalization which begins at $6 an item. Be sure to choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs. Shipping over $100 is free!

Don’t forget to sign up for Ebates (which is free) and earn 3.5% cash back on your order at and a $10 gift card when you make your first purchase through Ebates. Ahhhh double dipping on savings is awesome!

Check out the some of the deals below!



This Moby Beer Mug is down from $25.00 to just $14.99! It holds 34 ounces of beer which equals to just about three beers. The best part is that if you buy three of these beer mugs, you will get the fourth one free! Just add four to your shopping cart and use coupon code 3568. To make this deal even sweeter…choose in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges. The items should be ready in 4 hours! The mugs come to about $10.50 before tax. However, personalization for just a name starts at $6. Make sure you don’t use a premium font which is $5 extra…they are selected by default. The back and front of this item can be personalized. Getting both sides personalized can be costly. You may want to stick with just the front. I still think $16.50$17.25 (if you have to pay for personalization on the free item) is a pretty great price for a personalized gift! 


Flasks (starting at $25.00), are BOGO 50% off and so are silver charm bracelets which start at just $14.99! Plus if you buy a charm, bracelet you also The Green Lariat bracelet picture below is the only bracelet starting at $14.99 (the rest are $20 and above). Some select styles are buy 3, get the 4th free. You also have to pay for engraving (beginning at $6). However, with the bracelets you also receive a keepsake jewelry box for free (if you have the box personlized). So really, it’s like getting the box free but you have to pay $6. Two engraved bracelets (the one pictured below) with two engraved jewelery boxes would cost about $23.50. If you take an additional 15% off, it would be about $20! Not a bad price for a beautiful personalized gift and personalized keepsake box!

$14.99 plus BOGO 50% off, plus additional 15% off, plus an engraved keepsake box for $6!

$6 for an engraved keepsake box when you buy a bracelet!



Michaels Special Wedding Clearance Items!


Michaels , the craft store, recently sent out an email blast that the stores were holding a special 80% off clearance sale! Eager to score some treasures to put aside for Christmas, I went to check out the aisles. I didn’t find much to serve as stocking stuffers but I was overloaded by wedding merchandise! There were favor kits  for under $10, BRIDES brand invitation boxes (normally $40) for under $10! Now is the time to stock up especially if you are having a winter, spring or summer  wedding. The seasonal wedding merchandise has been marked down tremendously to make way for summer and fall! Wait another month and many more summer items will be on the way out as well for unbelievable prices.

There is also a huge selection of spring/summer artificial flowers for 80% off and summer/spring artificial flower arrangements at close-out prices. These can be used to make flower girl crowns, infinity bouquets, centerpieces and more!

Glass gems and river rocks are only $1 a bag. Stock up!!!! They are normally $2.79 a bag. This is the lowest price of the season. This is a cheapest price even with coupons! River rocks and gems are essential centerpiece fillers!

Remember as I always say…plan ahead…shop seasonal clearances…SAVE BIG!

David’s Bridal Dress Clearance=Potential Bridesmaid Dresses for only $29.99!




I am typically not a fan of bridal stores unless they are having a major sale. The mark-up in bridal salons is absurd and you can usually find attire or items of better quality for less if you think outside the box. However, you may want to head over to David’s Bridal and check out the sale they have from now until May 20th. Party dresses are only $29.99 and up on many different styles and bridesmaid dresses are $49.99 and up.


Ready to think outside the box and save some money …in a bridal store? Here’s how:


I went on a recent excursion with a friend of mine,a bride to be, to look at bridemaid dresses at David’s Bridal. My friend found a dress she loved in black and white. When we began getting information, we were told it was a party dress and not a bridesmaid dress. I asked what difference does that make, we just want the dress. They explained we couldn’t use it as a bridemaid dress. I asked if it came in multiple sizes…yes. Could more than one person buy it? Yes. I wasn’t understanding this whole “this dress can’t walk down the aisle” idea. At the end of the conversation I basically deciphered that this dress couldn’t be used as a bridesmaid dress because it wouldn’t be around in a year (we were planning on ordering that week so that wouldn’t matter) and because…well…it’s cheaper!

So here is the lesson to learn, if you want to save some money for your girlfriends…check out the party dresses that are beautiful and $20 cheaper! They can order online to bypass the No NO NOOOO! of the instore salespeople =) Here are some of my favorite picks all for under $30 and some come in multiple colors!










I Do DEAL!!! Vistaprint/Living Social Deal = Super Cheap Wedding Invites and More!!!!


This is one of my all time favorite deals! It only comes out once in awhile so take advantage! Right now through Living Social (another favorite of mine!) you can get a $50 credit to Vistaprint for only $10!!!! I use Vistaprint for everything! Right now I’m thinking holiday cards and birth announcements but you brides to be can make a cohesive collection of invites, thank you cards, table seating cards and save the dates using the stationary sets on Vistaprint. Plus…have your groom to be sign up so you will get $100 for only $20!!! That is an I DO DEAL!


Vistaprint has always sent me quality products. You just have to watch for hidden charges. Photo uploads can be $3 a photo (so choose 1 that you like!) and shipping can range. I always do the most inexpensive shipping option and I have never had a problem. It usually arrives ahead of time. I used Vistaprint for our recent bridal shower and it was so easy to create an inexpensive, fabulous and cohesive look using the stationary on Vistaprint. We made everything from invites, thank yous, table seating cards and even a banner using Vistaprint. There are some adorable options for holiday cards! What are you waiting for?!

Check out the deal here! Remember it is free to sign up for Living Social and to receive daily emails about great deals in your area! I have purchased some awesome offers from them in the past!


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