Wedding planning is a lot of fun, but it can also be stressful due to the cost. Weddings are expensive, but you probably really want to show all your family and friends how much it means to you that they’re there to support you and bear witness to one of the most important moments of your life. Luckily, with a little bit of creativity and the patience to shop around for the best bargains, the expense of planning a wedding can be significantly reduced. Enter Black Friday!
Black Friday may not seem like the most obvious choice for ordering suits or buying invitations, but actually, there are a number of astoundingly good Black Friday deals on offer for many aspects of wedding planning. We’ve gone through the deals for this year with a fine-tooth comb in order to curate this list of the best wedding-related Black Friday offers, organized by items you use before the wedding, during the wedding, and after the wedding. Enjoy!
Before the Wedding
The deal: $100 off your prenup with HelloPrenup through Thanksgiving day.
Why we love it: Prenups normally cost upward of $2,500. A prenup written through HelloPrenup’s customized prenup platform costs $599 per couple. Now, for a limited time, it costs $499 per couple. A prenup is one of the most important parts of planning your wedding; it’s a document that will outline each of your financial goals and expectations for each other in the marriage. When you get a prenup, you get to decide all that for yourself rather than defaulting to the laws of your state. It’s a pretty priceless thing to have, and with this deal, you’re saving up to $2000 or more on your prenup. This offer actually ends at midnight when Thanksgiving ends, so don’t delay!
The deal: $25 off your DressBox with Unbox the Dress. Use the code 25OFF at checkout.
Why we love it: Unbox the Dress offers something really special: the ability to transform a dress you love and which has sentimental value to you into your perfect wedding dress. Maybe you have your Mom’s old wedding dress or another family heirloom, a dress that isn’t quite wedding-y enough but in which you look absolutely gorgeous, or another dress that is meaningful to you but needs some TLC in order to become a wedding dress. Unbox the Dress can help make dress dreams into a reality, and their service is thoughtfully administered and customized. This deal is for a DressBox, which is a secure waterproof shipping container for the dress you want to be transformed. Using a DressBox is cheaper than direct shipping and also safer for the dress, and an extra $25 of savings is a fantastic way to start your wedding dress journey.
The deal: 60% off save the dates from The Knot
Why we love it: The Knot offers around 800 different choices for different styles of save-the-date cards, each of which is customizable with your pictures and your design tweaks if you’d like. You can truly make them your own so that your friends and family will love them, and any you choose to keep will become a special memory for the rest of your lives.
The deal: 45% off your wedding hashtag with Wedding Hashers. Use the code BFHASHTAGS at checkout.
Why we love it: It’s 2022, and yes, you’re going to want a wedding hashtag. By now, you’ve probably seen other couples’ cute and catchy wedding hashtags–but what’s yours? A wedding hashtag is not only a memorable slogan, it’s also practical in that it can allow you to see all your guests’ photos in one place. It can also connect your guests and could even help you or them see photos they might otherwise have missed. Wedding Hashers employs pro writers to work with you to come up with the perfect wedding hashtag. This is something you will remember for a long time and which many people will see, so it’s worth a little bit of extra effort and extra cash to make sure you have a wedding hashtag that’s memorable, clever, or meaningful to you in some way.
The deal: Excellent deals on DIY flowers from Blooms by the Box
Why we love it: Blooms by the Box takes personalization a step further by allowing you to create your own DIY flower arrangements. You can browse ideas to get inspiration, then select your flowers, make virtual arrangements, have your order shipped, and then put your arrangements together by hand with the help of tutorials, videos, and tips from Blooms by the Box. Creative-minded people or those who enjoy tactile experiences and using their hands will particularly enjoy this, and making flower arrangements can be a superb way to clear one’s mind and meditate amid the chaos of wedding planning.
The deal: Over 50% off on Gottman Relationship Coach bundles
Why we love it: Superstar therapist couple John and Julie Gottman are very well-respected relationship psychologists who have done decades of longitudinal research on couples. Through their intense rigor and effort, they have been able to pinpoint the elements that underpin and undermine healthy, long-lasting marital relationships. Their Gottman Relationship Coach bundles are online collections of resources on different relationship topics featuring videos and research-backed activities and exercises. Bundles cover topics like conflict, intimacy, love, communication, making up after an argument, and more. Many couples over-focus on planning for their wedding day while under-focusing on actual marriage planning. The Gottmans’ programs promote relationship sustainability way beyond an awesome wedding day. Doing one (or more) of their programs prior to getting married will set you up for success.
The deal: Sales on wedding invitations from Picky Bride
Why we love it: These are some of the most beautiful wedding invitations out there. Picky Bride’s sometimes lacy, sometimes leafy, always elegant invitations come with the option of custom laser cutting, which makes them appear even classier. Customers like this company because the invitations look exactly as they appear in photographs, the quality is high, and the paper is thick and durable.
The deal: Wedsites wedding planning websites and management tools
Why we love it: Wedsites provides you with one powerful online home for all your wedding planning needs. It’s what happens when a wedding website builder meets powerful wedding planning tools, and it simplifies things like managing your guest list, adding custom questions to RSVP cards, sending reminders, and keeping track of guests’ answers. Wedding planning involves many moving parts and is a lot to keep track of, but Wedsites makes the process seamless. Watch this space for their Black Friday offer to make an appearance!
The deal: Miss to Mrs Box themed bridal boxes for an excellent price
Why we love it: Miss to Mrs offers bridal-themed bridal boxes to help you celebrate each stage of your wedding process, from engagement to honeymoon. For example, one box is filled with planners, calendars, and organizational tips to support you in the logistical side of wedding planning. Another is filled with items to encourage you to take time out to fit in an at-home pampering session. Yet another has items useful for any honeymoon. There are ten boxes in total, which come at different stages of your journey. Ritualizing your engagement and wedding planning process can make it more enjoyable, more meaningful, and more memorable. Miss to Mrs helps to do just that.
The deal: Your fourth month’s subscription is free + 10% off your entire order from Datebox through Cyber Monday.
Why we love it: It’s all too easy for couples to get so caught up in the rollercoaster and grind of daily life that they might not always make room to spend quality time nourishing their connection. Ironically, many couples find that this tends to happen even more when they’re planning their wedding because there’s more to do and keep track of. Datebox offers a solution by sending one box every month filled with activities tested by real couples, designed to enhance connections and ignite butterflies in the belly. Receiving a datebox prompts couples to set aside time together, and the activities are well thought out and thoroughly vetted. The boxes contain games, connection activities, and DIY activities. You might paint together, play truth or dare Jenga, or browse through a journal with 60 pages of prompts to get you reflecting and getting to know one another even better.
At the Wedding
The deal: Great offers on the perfect wedding dress from Nearly Newlywed
Why we love it: Nearly Newlywed is an online-only boutique wedding dress store offering dresses from many different sellers (so yes, you can also sell your dress through this site later should you ever want to). There’s a good chance they can help you get that dream dress you’ve been ogling at for up to 90% off the retail price. You can search for dresses by designer, style, price, and more. It’s also possible to upgrade to a white-glove concierge service, in which Nearly Newlywed will liaise with the seller and send you head-to-toe photos and videos of your dress prior to shipping. This is a fantastic service and a great way to save money and still get the dress of your dreams.
The deal: $125 off wedding dresses and $20 off bridesmaid dresses from David’s Bridal through November 23rd
Why we love it: David’s Bridal is a solid choice for wedding attire. They offer a huge selection of both classic and some more funky wedding and bridesmaid dress styles. Another major plus is that their website is very easy to use in that you can filter results based on a number of different parameters, such as fabric, size, length, color, strap or sleeve type, neckline, silhouette, price, collection, brand, and style.
The deal: 30% off everything from Galia Lahav starting November 24th or the 17th for Newsletter subscribers.
Why we love it: Galia Lahav’s high-fashion dresses are absolutely top-of-the-line. If you’re looking for luxury, look no further. They offer both couture and ready-to-wear wedding dresses and other attire, and their clothing is known for its “romantic and sensual nature.” Their silhouettes are built to flatter your figure while being truly comfortable. These dresses are not cheap, nor should they be–and 30% off is not an offer that comes around often. If fashion is something you’re passionate about, this is a deal you’re going to want to take advantage of.
The deal: Carbon-neutral men’s wedding bands from Ring Bear
Why we love it: Ring Bear offers carbon-neutral men’s wedding bands as well as men’s engagement rings, both in a range of handsome styles. Aside from the fact that their rings are beautiful and high-quality, this is an especially impressive company when it comes to ethics. They use recycled packaging and recycled gold and platinum, which use only 1% of the CO2 emissions associated with mining gold, and they also plant trees for every purchase. These are rings you can feel good about both aesthetically and ethically.
The deal: Suits starting from $329 and tuxedos from $439 from Indochino.
Why we love it: The groom should look sharp. So should the groomsmen. Indochino offers top-tier men’s apparel made to measure. As with David’s Bridal, the website gives you the opportunity to select your parameters (color, pattern, fabric composition, fabric weight, category, collection, range, occasion, and price) and then filter the results so that you only view suits that match your criteria. Indochino has also earned high customer ratings on Trust Pilot, a site usually rife with complainers posting negative reviews. The service is credible, the quality is impeccable, and this sale makes some very nice men’s apparel accessible at a lower price. If you’re still searching for suits or a tuxedo for your wedding, we highly recommend Indochino.
After the Wedding
The deal: Major discounts on wedding photo albums and wedding invitations from Artifact Uprising. 10% off everything, 15% off orders over $100, and 20% off orders over $200.
Why we love it: Of course, a wedding photo album is an absolute must-have, and Artifact Uprising offers a lot of beautiful options for wedding albums with different styles, shapes, and layouts. You will proudly show your wedding photo album to countless people throughout your lives, so it isn’t something on which to economize by sacrificing quality–you should choose something durable and classy. Aside from wedding photo albums, Artifact Uprising also offers frames, save-the-date cards, and other photo-related items.
The deal: Stress-free name changes with Hitch the Switch
Why we love it: The name change that often accompanies marriage can be stressful and bureaucratic. It’s definitely not something you want to be dealing with right after getting married when you should be basking in the glow of being newlyweds. Hitch the Switch offers customized, guided online name-change packages. Instead of visiting government buildings, you can get a name change done in just a few clicks.
The deal: 20% off a stay of 5 nights or more at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas, + $500 resort credit. Book between November 23rd and December 1st and travel between December 1st, 2022, and November 1st, 2023.
Why we love it: Water-loving couples can have a fantastic honeymoon at this resort, which features a massive aquarium, a water park with thrilling slides, excellent cuisine, and a casino. The vegetation is lush and bountiful, and the architecture around the resort is unique and feels somewhat otherworldly. A major highlight for many guests is a trip to Dolphin Cay, where it’s possible to touch, feed, and take photos with dolphins. The resort itself is also perched on the edge of a lagoon with clear turquoise-greenish waters and is very close to the sea. Atlantis Paradise Island Resort offers a honeymoon experience that is equal parts relaxing and exotic.
The deal: Up to 50% off and $1000 resort credit for stays at Karisma Hotels and Resorts. Book by December 6th, 2022, and travel anytime until December 23rd, 2023.
Why we love it: Karisma has hotels and resorts at many locations in Mexico as well as in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Montenegro, so there’s a destination for everyone and an exquisite honeymoon possible for every season. Couples who want a more off-the-beaten-track honeymoon may really enjoy Karisma’s resort in Montenegro. The property includes 12 restaurants and bars, eight pools, a wide sandy beach, an outdoor theater, sports facilities, and plenty of Adriatic beauty. The $1000 resort credit can be used for luxuries like spa services, beachside candlelit dinners, room upgrades, and more. With so many options available through Karisma, you can save on your honeymoon while watching your dreams come to life and finding a location about which you’re both excited.
There you have it! These are our top favorite Black Friday wedding-related deals, but this is also only the tip of the iceberg. There are a plethora of sales going on right now, and they can all help you to cut back on expenses while getting what you need to make your wedding day one-of-a-kind. Have you seen more Black Friday wedding deals that you love? Drop them in the comments section below.
Nicole Sheehey is the Head of Legal Content at HelloPrenup, and an Illinois licensed attorney. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to prenuptial agreements. Nicole has Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School. She has a deep understanding of the legal and financial implications of prenuptial agreements, and enjoys writing and collaborating with other attorneys on the nuances of the law. Nicole is passionate about helping couples locate the information they need when it comes to prenuptial agreements. You can reach Nicole here: [email protected]