I've just begun planning my wedding, and while I'm well aware I should be saving my money for the important things — like, you know, a decent venue and an open bar package — the fashion editor in me still can't resist the opportunity to shop. Aside from searching for the perfect white gown, I've surprisingly fallen in love with novelty accessories, such as necklaces that say "Mrs." and "Wifey" tote bags. Do I think they're a bit cheesy and over-the-top? Yes, absolutely. But do I really care? Nope, not in the slightest.
To be honest, I didn't think I'd be this type of bride until the ring was on my finger and the silly engagement mugs began rolling in. Life was still very busy, but looking at these fun items reminded me that this is a happy time in my life, and there's no shame in celebrating such a major milestone.
So, if you're getting ready to say "I do" to the love of your life, and you're looking for that tiny dose of cheesy, celebratory happiness, here are some things you might want to add to your cart (sparingly though — even wedding flowers are expensive).
Untamed Petals Mrs Denim Jacket
To wear throughout my wedding weekend — and for years afterward!
Shop now: $220; bhldn.com
Nasty Gal Just Hitched Graphic Leather Fringe Jacket
Another cute, post-wedding jacket, which will no doubt look great in photos.
Shop now: $128 (Originally $319); nastygal.com
Sophia Webster Cleo Wifey For Lifey Box Clutch
For holding all those emergency essentials, while also alerting people to my new relationship status.
Shop now: $475; nordstrom.com
Happily Ever After Beaded Clutch
Not only is it a great wedding bag, it'll probably inspire some sort of Disney princess Halloween costume afterward.
Shop now: $44; francescas.com
Metallic Embroidered Bride Slippers
I'd say these were for getting ready, but let's be honest, they'll probably end up on my feet at the reception, too.
Shop now: $20; $davidsbridal.com
Altar’d State Bride Glitter Earrings
Bachelorette events, the bridal shower, the honeymoon — I should probably add these to cart now in anticipation of a year's worth of occasions.
Shop now: $20; altardstate.com
Kate Spade Say Yes Ever After Charm Necklace
I love a fairytale reference, and "ever after" is vague enough for everyday wear.
Shop now: $68; katespade.com
Splendid Day Of Back Zip Sweatshirt
Not only are you able to monogram this cozy sweatshirt, it actually unzips in the back to prevent messing up your hair and makeup. Genius!
Shop now: $88; splendid.com
In Bloom by Jonquil Bride/Bridesmaid/Mrs Satin Short Pajamas
Are you even getting married if you don't own a set of fancy, satin PJs?
Shop now: $48; nordstrom.com
Show Me Your Mumu Oliver Tee
Bachelorette weekend, here I come!
Shop now: $58; showmeyourmumu.com
Bride To Be Ribbed Socks
A subtle reminder for myself — and my fiancé, whenever I'm kicking feet up on the couch.
Shop now: $5 (Originally $12); boohoo.com
Mrs. Baseball Cap Embroidered Cotton Adjustable Dad Hat
I have a feeling this will become my new 'bad hair day' go-to.
Shop now: $17; amazon.com
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