Did you notice that pictures of bridal parties getting ready while wearing flower print kimonos hit the wedding blogs in a big way last year? I saw them everywhere and I have to admit that I was quite smitten with the images! I looked into ordering robes for me and my bridesmaids from the company that seems to be all the rage. Their patterns are so beautiful and I could just picture us getting ready in the bridal suite on my big day wearing them.
Upon further inspection, I thought the robes seemed a bit short. The description says they are knee length, but they seemed to hit mid-thigh on most of the women I saw in pictures on the blogs. Maybe they’re knee length before they are tied? They also seemed a bit expensive in light of what they are. They’re $65 for very lightweight cotton.
I started to look for alternatives and came across this pretty robe on the Pottery Barn website.
At $59, it wasn’t really a better deal, but I decided to wait around and see if one of those lovely discount codes might come by way and knock the price down a little. I put the idea of getting robes for my bridesmaids on the back burner, but I checked the Pottery Barn website every now and then to see if they had gone on sale.
The Giselle Kimono Robe / From PotteryBarn.com
Two weeks ago, I got a message from a hotel chain’s frequent stay program saying that some of the points I’ve accumulated over the last decade of business travel were about to expire. I thought I’d see if I could redeem them for something wedding related and went shopping on their website. I had no idea that points could be redeemed for gift cards! I didn’t have enough points for any of the gift cards, but I quickly logged into another company’s frequent guest site and found that I had the points needed for a $200 gift card.
I had to wait a week for the physical card to come in the mail and right when it arrived, I heard that Pottery Barn had sent 10% off and 15% off codes to some people on their mailing list. What a great news! Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get a code. I put out pleas for a code on Twitter and Facebook and a day later, a local photographer sent me her 15% off code. Jackpot!
After entering in the code and my gift card information, I would up paying $10 for four robes. I think this qualifies as the best deal I’ve gotten during wedding planning, outside of winning my wedding gown. The robes arrived this morning and I love them!
Photo by Miss Mink
What was the best deal you got for something related to your wedding planning?
- Charlottesville, Virginia
- College Administrator
- Wedding Date:
- June 2012
- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards