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.
- Wedding Date:
- March 2013
- Embassy Suites Bloomington West in Bloomington, MN