If you’re planning a wedding during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re probably already tapping into your creative side to make it work.
While you’re at it, why not snatch up some wedding dress savings and get tips for virtual wedding planning?
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1. Shop sale wedding dresses at BHLDN.com and save up to 55%.
BHLDN is Anthropologie’s wedding line. Traditionally, a BHLDN sale on wedding dresses is extremely rare, even though sales on bridesmaid dresses are common. But right now, you can browse the sale section of BHLDN.com for wedding dresses and find savings up to 55%.
Plus, you can now book a virtual wedding dress appointment with a BHLDN stylist. It’s hosted over Zoom, and you can invite anyone who would normally go dress shopping with you.
Before the appointment, you’ll fill out a survey to help the stylist guide you while shopping. Your appointment will last 45 minutes as a stylist shops BHLDN.com with you, sharing real bride photos and videos where applicable in order to help you find a dress. After the appointment, your stylist will send you a recap of the dresses you liked.
2. Book a virtual wedding dress fitting at David’s Bridal.
David’s Bridal isn’t too worried about inventory — they have over 300,000 dresses in stock that can be shipped at a moment’s notice.
Not only that, but you can book a virtual wedding dress fitting through DavidsBridal.com. Appointments are 30 minutes long, and you’ll be able to chat one-on-one with a stylist and then receive dress recommendations. Once you find one you like, the stylist will help you decide on color and sizing and then place your order. If you aren’t ready to order yet, that’s OK too!
If you’ve already placed your dress order at David’s Bridal, you can get it mailed to your house for free. Text HELLO to 38201 to ask David’s Bridal’s virtual assistant, Zoey, any questions.
PRO TIP: Sign up for David’s Bridal emails and get a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase.
3. Get free date change card reprints at Shutterfly and Snapfish.
But did you know that if you already printed anything with an event date — wedding showers, bridal parties, bachelorette parties, save the date cards, or actual wedding invitations — Shutterfly and Snapfish will print “Date Change” cards at no extra cost to you.
4. Ask your local wedding boutique if they’ll send you dresses to try on at home.
Smaller, local wedding dress boutiques are getting scrappy now that normal dress fittings aren’t an option. Yours may be willing to loan you a few dresses to try on at home and bring back to the store when you’re done. No harm in asking!
5. Book a free Jared virtual wedding.
In states like New York, Colorado, or Washington, D.C., you can do a legally-binding virtual wedding ceremony and obtain a marriage license online. Rumor has it that more states may offer this option in the future too.
Jared wants to make it easier for you to host a virtual wedding. Here’s how:
- Sign up for a free account at Jared.com.
- Select your wedding date.
- Invite your friends and family. (You can host up to 100 devices.)
You can use the website to plan out your wedding if you want to. Jared promises a no-strings-attached experience — it’s really free.
6. Get bulk (cheap!) wedding flowers at Costco.com.
Costco.com sells 115-stem floral arrangements starting at $89. For this price you’ll get:
- 50 Roses
- 30 Alstroemeria
- 20 Ruscus
- 15 Gerbera Daisies
Or you can get different combinations of flowers. For example, get 30 Calla Lilies and 75 Roses for $99.99. Or 40 Calla Lilies and 20 Hydrangea for $99.99.
Select the flowers you want, and then choose the date you want the flowers to arrive at your home. Non-members can purchase Costco bulk flowers, but will pay a 10% fee.
7. Book a Costco Travel honeymoon for a few months down the road.
Did you know you can book your Costco Travel honeymoon package for as far down the road as March 2021?
Of course, non-essential travel is out right now, but you can score a deal now and plan your trip for later. Costco is offering incentives like “$300 instant savings” or a $300 Costco Cash Card. (Typically a Costco Cash Card is included in travel bookings, but the amounts are increased right now.)
8. Use Zola wedding planning to create your free registry and score a 20% post-wedding discount.
Create your registry through Zola.com, and get an automatic 20% discount on everything that’s left on your registry the day after your wedding. The discount will stay active for six months after your wedding date, giving you time to buy as many of your registry items as you need.
Just make sure you create your registry at least 30 days before your wedding date and make at least one purchase from your registry in order to qualify for the discount.
Zola offers brands like Crate & Barrel, Kate Spade, Le Creuset, Calphalon, and more.
PRO TIP: Add anything you think you might need or want for six months after your wedding — even if it’s non-wedding related. Then buy it at a discount once the ceremony happens!
9. Look into WedSure and WedSafe for wedding insurance.
In light of the current pandemic situation, many couples are cancelling or postponing their weddings! If you’re in this boat and you’re wondering if your wedding insurance covers your wedding cancellation, call your insurance company directly. Whether or not you’re covered will depend on when you purchased your policy. For example, if you purchased it before the pandemic, you should be covered, but if you purchased it after COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, you may not be.
WedSure.com and WedSafe.com offer options for wedding insurance in the event you have to cancel your wedding. If you’re in the market for wedding insurance, realize now that COVID-19 is a known pandemic, you probably won’t be able to get wedding insurance to cover future COVID-19 outbreaks specifically.
- WedSure: Offers wedding cancellation or postponement insurance starting at $125 that covers situations out of your control like hurricanes, illness, and more.
- WedSafe: Covers weather like hurricanes, illnesses, or vendor bankruptcy. Get a 15% discount on a Wedding Day Protection Package (Cancellation/Postponement Insurance).
10. Use The Knot’s COVID-19 wedding planning checklist to make sure you’re covering your bases.
The Knot has all kinds of information about how to cancel, postpone, and plan a wedding during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ll find email templates to alert your guests, along with interviews with wedding planning experts to help you navigate this exciting and uncharted time in your life.
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