Black Friday Wedding Day Jewelry

I am so happy to report that I have found my bridal earrings and THREE options for bridal bracelets! And you’re not gonna believe the deal I got on them!

To back track a bit, Mr. Sword and I spent the entire Thanksgiving holiday weekend alone, just the two of us, making a turkey and a few side dishes, assembling and addressing our wedding invites, decorating our apartment for Christmas, and basically just relaxing together (before he had to leave again for workshops in England-boo!!). It was the perfect long weekend that also included the terror that is Black Friday Shopping.

Yes, I know, excessive consumerism = bad, and Black Friday can be a waste of time, and a bit crazy. But guess what? I actually enjoy shopping the day after Thanksgiving. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I’ve been doing it with the women in my family since I was little and it gives me sweet memories of all us out shopping in Fargo, ND. Sigh. Or maybe it’s the awesome deals? Because deals = good. And I love buying anything 50-60 percent off! Or more!

Since I couldn’t find another more shopping-inclined friend to go with me on Black Friday, the always awesome and easy-going Mr. Sword accompanied me instead. And he gets a shout-out for being the BEST GUY EVER and keeping up with me all day. He says it gets a bit boring at times, but he was really helpful in spite of that and since we both got new winter coats this year, originally $300.00 and we both got ours for around $100.00, I know it wasn’t the worst experience of his life.

Now to the good stuff: I purchased two pairs of earrings (because they were so cheap and they say it’s good to have back-up) for $8.00 a piece! Regularly $20.00. Seriously $8.00 for my wedding day earrings! I couldn’t believe it! I actually first saw this style of earring a while back on a pair of clip-ons and promptly fell in love. Since then, I’ve searched for them as regular earrings in every department store I pass. Who would have thought the first stop on our Black Friday morning was where we’d find them?

I also found three bracelets at three separate stores that range in price from $7.00 to a whopping $13.40. I mean, COME ON. I might keep all of them! Again, back-ups (and options) are key. I like each one for different reasons!

 Finally, I’m still undecided on whether or not I need a necklace, because now I have a tiara, sparkly earrings, and a bracelet. Do I really need a fourth piece? I don’t want to be excessively bling-y or sparkle-y”¦right?

(all photos personal)

What do you all think? Any preference on the bracelets? I’m going to try everything with my dress at my first fitting in a few weeks.

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Mrs. Sword

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
March 2013
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    booradley 2467 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:46 am

    I like the medium width bracelet. The cuff is too matchy-matchy with the earrings and the other bracelet is too thin and doesn’t sparkle as much as the medium one.

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    Subie 150 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:51 am

    I prefer the widest bracelet, but as PP said above me, I like “matchy-matchy” :)

    I actually got our wedding bands on a Black Friday Sale!

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    Mrs. Wallaby 2002 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:56 am

    Nice steals!!!! I like the thinnest bracelet the best – i love dainty jewelry. But if you choose the medium-width or cuff bracelet, I would skip the necklace – that would be a little too blingy. Can’t wait to see it all together – with your dress!!

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    Mrs. Gray Wolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:58 am

    i like the blingiest one! (blingiest = new word) i agree with @Mrs. Wallaby – maybe a necklace isnt needed at all, especially because you’ve got the tiara.

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    Mrs. Bracelet 1411 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:34 am

    My personal favorite among your bracelets is the really skinny one – but I like dainty jewelry. ;)
    I also think your outfit will probably work w/o a necklace.

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    paigesbook 35 posts, Newbee @ 8:36 am

    What about a simple pendant with a single sparkly stone as a necklace?
    Some of it depends on the neckline of the dress and how it all looks together. The medium bracelet seems perfect in terms of bling and sparkle without going over the top. Perhaps switching to the bigger bracelet for the reception would be a way to switch up your look a bit-go blingier for the party!

    I also found my wedding jewelry through post-thanksgiving deals…cyber monday was great!

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    this-time-round 10219 posts, Sugar Beekeeper @ 8:48 am

    “Rule of 3… works for me”
    But then again, I am a Fine Arts major, lol
    Personally, I’d go… Tiara, whichever Bracelet you love the most… and then add a pair of smaller Glittery Earring Studs.
    (Sorry I know, not the answer you were looking for) ;-)

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    Mrs. Toadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:09 am

    Look at that bling!
    I like the thin bracelet too, and I wouldn’t add a necklace, it might be too much with the tiara.

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    almost-mrsp 2056 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:13 am

    I like the two thinner bracelets…. and I’d say no necklace if you’re doing a tiara. Great finds!

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    Mrs. Pony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 10:14 am

    While I think you would look great without a necklace, I think you should wear one if you want. There are only a few days you can sparkle as much as you want, so go for it if that’s your thing.

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    miss-pez 267 posts, Helper bee @ 10:22 am

    I think the necklace will be overlooked, even if you wore it, because you will have on a bedazzled crown/tiara that will take away from your neck/necklace. Love the sparklies though!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 10:54 am

    I shopped on Cyber Monday for the gifts for the people involved in our wedding and scored some stellar deals. I felt so freaking accomplished. :)

    I love the blingyness of it all! I would personally choose the tiara, earrings and daintiest bracelet and consider a similar necklace. Like Mrs. Pony said, there are only a few days when you can sparkle as much as you want, so take advantage!

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    BrideLawyer 31 posts, Newbee @ 11:47 am

    I think the choice of a necklace or not depends solely on the neckline of your dress. A simple chain with a pendant would bring down the “blingy-ness” but its your wedding! You should sparkle!

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    texasaggiemom 594 posts, Busy bee @ 6:57 pm

    I’m in the “matchy-matchy” contingent. LOVE the widest bracelet with the earrings! Can’t make suggestions on a necklace without seeing the neckline of your dress and how much bling (if any) is on the bodice, but I would echo previous posters and say it’s your day – sparkle as much as makes you happy. Cannot wait to see your entire look come together!

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    Mrs. Sword 1023 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:24 pm

    Hmm, so many good thoughts and opinions! Thanks everyone! Right now I’m leaning towards no necklace, but still can’t decide on a bracelet. I’ll have to see how they look with my dress!

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