This and That : wedding discounts, trends, sales and more

This week it's time for another round-up of the latest in wedding discounts, trends, sales and more . . .

*** For those that entered to win the $100 shopping spree to Third Willow Weddings, William is offering a special gift to everyone who didn't win. Any of my readers that make a purchase thru Oct 19 and specify BRENDA in the notes to seller will receive an instant 10% refund on their entire purchase at Third Willow Weddings (S&H not included). And, this extra discount will be in addition to anyone who also qualifies for the Bridal Discount by ordering 4 or more. Even for those who have not solidified all of their color choices may want to take advantage of the extra discount and make their color decisions later.

*** Bow ties made a major come back in 2010, especially among the young, hip, fashion-conscious crowd and the largest online retailer of neckties, The Tie Bar is announcing 80 NEW slim bow ties with their Fall 2010 collection. From The Tie Bar, "The ‘narrowing’ trend in men’s wear has had a domino effect in men’s fashion trends. First men’s suits got fitted, lapels narrowed, neckties got skinny and now bow ties have too.  The ‘narrow’ look is a major trend in men’s fashion and is reviving the retro look, as seen on Mad Men as of late."

*** Whether couples are in the initial "dreaming" phase or as serious about buying a home as they are about marrying their fiancé - the Coldwell Banker Real Estate Web site has launched BlueScape. As Coldwell Banker writes, "BlueScape allows consumers to give a ‘thumbs up’ or a ‘thumbs down’ to various images that are displayed – similar to how popular music sites like Pandora learn users’ preferences based on how they rate different songs. After rating various photos, consumers can then submit a query and the BlueScape technology will identify homes that might be a fit. It’s a great site to de-stress and dream about the future together in the midst of all of the wedding planning craziness." 

*** What unforgettable moments come to mind when you think of your most memorable wedding photos, stories and videos? Click to share your story and you will automatically be entered to win a free stay at Gaylord Hotels.

*** For the month of October, Emily Elizabeth Jewelry will be holding their first ever “Mega Big Sale!” With select pieces up to 90% off and prices will start at $5+.

And, of course, if you are running a current sale or giveaway, please feel free to post a comment for my readers to see :)