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JLynn Jewelry Collection Launches
Jewelry designer Jennifer Lynn draws inspiration from the architecture of an old building, the vibrant hues of a spring flower and the branches of a tree. Her collection features a delicate collection of 14K gold fill and sterling silver earrings and necklaces that are special enough to catch one's attention yet simple and understated enough to be everyday adornments.

Jewelry with a Little Extra Luck for Brides and Bridesmaids
The Lucky Elephant on etsy creates beautifully handcrafted, trendy yet elegant pieces of jewelry. Jutta is the designer and has created a very special line of GOOD LUCK ELEPHANT leather wrap bracelets with antique silver trunk-up elephant button closure for lots of good luck (an elephant with it's trunk raised up is believed to bring good luck and an excellent fortune). Jutta's latest addition to this collection is a silver leather wrap bracelet with cream glass pearls, which would be perfect for contemporary brides and bridesmaids. The photo shown is a double wrap, but it can be made longer or shorter upon request.

Mojuba Bride & Groom Minis
The latest collection of Mojuba Bride and Groom survival kits are perfect for the holidays and they are now available in mini and skinny-mini size. The mini bags come equipped with only the necessities while the skinny-mini comes without the goods allowing you to personalize specifically for your Bride. Mojuba Bride and Groom mini kits are priced at $20.00-$38.00.

Embroidery by Melissa is having a Handkerchief Sale
$10 on wedding Handkerchiefs {Country Manor, Park Avenue, Seaside and Imperial Handkerchiefs} and $12 on Men Satin Handkerchiefs from now thru November 21, 2010 (or until supplies last).

Minted Holiday Cards are 20% off
Use code AFHOL20 at to save 20% Off Holiday Cards on Recycled Paper.

Erin Gallagher's 40% off Sale
Erin Gallagher is offering 40% off everything online and in their Chicago location from November 26-29th. If shopping online, simply use coupon code "thanks10". And, their "design your own jewelry" tool is now available for the ipad so brides can design wedding jewelry while on the go.

Mélangerie's Trunk Show & Holiday Party
Friday, November 19 from 6-10 PM at Brooklyn Collective (located in Brooklyn, NY at 212 Columbia Street between Union Street + Sackett Street). There will be shopping, drinking, snacking, giveaways and more including custom watercoloring on State-By Prints and a fabulous photobooth featuring State-By-Celeb + Food Paper Props. And, if you go early, you might receive one of 75 goody bags with exclusive holiday offers from our colleagues including NineCakes, Paperfinger Calligraphy, Poppies and Posies, Tammy Golson Events, Lion in the Sun, Rountree Flowers, Yogamaya and more.

Sophisticated Groom Jewelry Giveaway
Sam’s Club is partnering with Sophisticated Groom magazine to give away a 1.45 carat 14k white gold diamond ring this December to the man with the most creative proposal. Visit for the promotion rules, which runs thru December 8th.

$100 gift certificate to Zazzle from WedScout
One lucky subscriber will win a $100 gift certificate to for custom printed products on December 1st, 2010. is the easy photo sharing service is a new photo sharing service that makes it easy for brides to be to collect and share their wedding photos. Multiple people can contribute with ease at Each album features a customizable URL and email address you can share with anyone you want to contribute. There's no need for these users to register, keeping the process simple and hassle-free.

Win a $5,000 Marriott gift card
Marriott joins leading planning site to make booking room blocks more convenient at Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites. From now thru January 15, 2011, engaged couples can enter for a chance to win and book their guest accommodations for the "big day".

From Brides Magazine -  win a $2,500 American express gift card
Weddings mean new beginnings. Sure, there’s the dress, but what about a new car? Or a new home – and everything that goes in it?  Get ready to start spending, like only a bride can. Upload a photo of yourself and begin to set the scene of your wedding day and your life with your new hubby. You will be able to choose your fashion, location, food and beverage, and location among other options. Along the way you will be entertained with fun facts and your spending will be tracked and compared to what a real bride spends. When finished, you can share with friends and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 American express gift card.

And, lastly . . . please do not forget to enter the current contests for November on - you are going to love the giveaways this month :) is an affiliate of Brenda's Wedding Blog