All I Want For Christmas...
It's been such a crazily busy week at ASTW HQ - the clarion call of Mariah Carey's All I Want For Christmas signalled the universal start of the holiday season last Thursday and we haven't stopped since. We wanted to bring you the biggest and best bridal Christmas ever, so we've set up a bunch of amazing offers to help bring you the wedding of your dreams.
One of the ways we're doing this is via our And So To Wed Advent. By posting an offer a day, just like a chocolate behind a perforated cardboard door, we can offer you loads of insane and inimitable discounts from suppliers we love and trust, and want to share with you too! Our suppliers have been so generous with their offers that even if you missed their original posting, you can still grab them now. So, what have you got so far in your advent?:
1st December: an unbelievable £100 off any Eliza Jane Howell or Belle & Bunty dress from the preloved bridal fair extraordinaires The Bridal Market. They specialise in pre-owned wedding dresses and decor, but don't be under the illusion that pre-owned equates to vintage, shabby, or second-hand. They're all in amazing condition, and some of these dresses have never been worn before! The Bridal Market bring these designer gowns at super affordable prices, so another £100 off makes them an absolute steal. Use ANDSOTOWED online until 31st December, and then go and check out what else they have to offer at their Leeds Kirkgate Market Bridal Fair on Saturday 7th January.
2nd December: the Bradford arm of Ambience Styling gave us an awesome 15% off venue styling in the BD and HX postcodes. If you're lucky enough to have one of these postcodes and want Donna's help with some venue transformation, get emailing quickly! She can take a blank canvas and make it everything you want it to be, including table centrepieces, chair accessories and room decor. The code “AMBXMAS” has been up for a week, and finishes tonight, so get in there quickly and see what she can do for you!
3rd December: The incredible Tour de Force that is Pamella Dunn divulges her industry wisdom in courses specifically designed for people who are thinking about, in the process of or have just completed starting up a business in the wedding or creative industry. The Leeds-based full day course includes three professional images for you to take away for your business's promotion, advice for success, and an incredible mentor (plus, of course, refreshments!). She's offered us a fabulous 10% discount code (“ASTW17”) to be redeemed on the 2017 dates, when booked before 31st January.
4th December: although we're wedding-obsessed at ASTW, we're also a little baby-obsessed too. We've partnered with our sister site ASTB to bring you an amazing 15% off Lil' Cubs, a kidswear brand who specialise in boldly and beautifully printed fabrics and creating gorgeous creations for your little ones to wear. If you're thinking about Christmas shopping, why not save yourself some hassle and grab yourself one of these? We think your littly will thank you! You better be quick though, our code “15XMLC” runs out on the 11th December.
5th December: Extra Special Touch are an amazing embroidery company who use their talents to create a huge range of stunning vintage-inspired goods customised to you. We showcased their versatility with a Christmas styling guide on the blog, showing how their different personalised napkin designs can be used to create the perfect table. On top of that they've offered us free P&P on Etsy orders of £20 or above, and this applies To anything - hankies, their range of gorgeous wedding decor, underwear, or their tie and dress labels too. The code “ASTWXMAS” is valid til the 10th December - thank you Extra Special Touch!
6th December - did someone say cocktails? Yes, yes we did. We also said 20% off some incredible cocktails on your wedding day, thanks to the amazing Mix & Twist Bartending. They add some pizzazz, panache, zhuzh and woopee to your wedding or event (whatever exotic sounding word you want to use to say they make a wedding even more of a party) with personalised cocktails, talented bartenders, and loads of amazing equipment. If you want to get 20% off your cocktail reception or all-day package, get emailing the lovely team quoting ANDSOTOCOCKTAILS - you've got until the 20th to do so!
7th December – The future looks sweet, and smells sweet too, thanks to Savon Claire. They’ve given us a wonderful 20% off all purchases until the 20th December using the code “ASTW20”. We’d seriously advise taking full advantage of this incredible offer, as it’s basically a one-stop shop for everything weddingy: Savon Claire’s amazing skin-loving luxuries could be amazing favours, in goody bags, form part of an exceptional “Would You Be My Bridesmaid?” box, be placed in the bathrooms for guests, and be used as thank-you presents (just to name a few). On top of that, they make amazing Christmas presents too. Get scrubbing!
8th December — The wonderful Suzanne Oddy Design is a master of whimsical crafts, constantly creating the boho luxe looks of our dreams. We’re thrilled to have an ASTW specific advent code for her Rob Ryan-style papercut, which is entirely personalised with first dance lyrics and your wedding date. Beautifully hand-made and heartfelt, we can’t think of a better way of commemorating your special day. This would also make a perfect gift for a couple celebrating their first married Christmas! Place your orders before 15th December quoting “ASTWADVENT”.
9th December – Today’s advent is 100% Marie Antoinette approved: an amazing 10% off wedding cakes from White Rose Cake Design. With an incredibly extensive portfolio of cake styles and designs and a flavour back catalogue that would be extensive had every single crumb not been so delicious it’s all been eaten, we’re convinced Jo will be able to create the perfect cake for your big day (some would say it’ll be the icing on top of the cake…). You can grab 10% off all wedding cakes booked before 31st January with our exclusive code “ASTW”.
We are truly spoiling you too, because we’re also running a ‘win your wedding’ competition, where you can win your entire wedding free of charge! Keep your eyes peeled for updates on that on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Written by Ellie Kime