It only takes one day to get married, but saving on your wedding is a year-round business. That means keeping an eye out for sales, particularly on the biggest sales days of the year: Black Friday (November 29) and Cyber Monday (December 2). We are soon approaching the perfect time to buy what you need for your big day, even if that big day isn’t coming until next August.
While Black Friday is mainly about electronics like big-screen smart TVs (and the people who brawl in the aisles of Walmart to get them), there are plenty of other bargains the weekend after Thanksgiving, some of which you’ll need in the months ahead.
Not everyone announces their 2019 Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals in advance. But offers from last year often offer a clue as to what to expect this year. Consider the bargains listed below a sneak peek at what may be available this shopping season.
Big Box Websites
Amazon’s Black Friday deals often start days before Black Friday itself. Last year, the company offered up to 50% off on a ton of items, including its own brand of electronic devices.
Bed Bath and Beyond last year included a 20% off storewide coupon, plus early-bird door-buster deals on household appliances.
Best Buy is great for everything from smart phones and game consoles to washing machines and refrigerators. They usually have big discounts for Black Friday, which in the past has included 35% off for smart-home products and $129 for a 32-inch Toshiba smart TV.
Walmart offered free two-day shipping on orders above $35, 40% off select HDTVs, and other great deals on electronics.
Target is always good for home supplies, entertainment, and electronics. Last year they had a variety of sales including 50% off games and puzzles, Google Home for $79, and select movies for $4 each.
Men’s Formal Wear
If you can save some cash by buying a suit and accessories over the Black Friday weekend, why not? Just be sure you can still fit into the suit come the big day.
Men’s Wearhouse has traditionally offered fantastic holiday season sales for both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Past deals have reached as high as 65% off various suits and shirts.
Bonobos offered 25% off an order of $150 or 30% off an order of $250 (in stores and online) last year.
Sak’s Fifth Avenue last year discounted up to 70% off on a wide range of items, including suits, ties, shoes, watches, and other accessories.
Hugo Boss items were 40% off selected sales items in 2018.
Brooks Brothers has celebrated Black Friday with 40-50% off sales
Nordstrom last year combined BF and CM events and offered up to 60% off a wide range of selections
Suitsupply put together a black tie bundle (tuxedo, tuxedo shirt, tuxedo shoes, silk bow tie) in 2018 for $799.
Other Sites with Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales
Paul Smith– 20% off selected items was the Black Friday deal last year–that and a large selection of cufflinks makes it worth a return visit on November 29.
Blue Nile – Last year they offered 50% off selected jewelry, so this is a good place to look for your cufflinks and tie-clips (not to mention your wedding bands and bridal gift).
Calvin Klein offered 50% nearly everything in the store last year, plus free shipping for online purchases. Keep an eye out this year if you’re looking for wedding necessities things like socks, shoes and shirts.
Last year, Bombas offered 20% off the entire site with a special code, so check back if you’re in the market for an ultra-comfortable, extremely hip pair of socks.
Kill two wedding accessory birds with one Black Friday stone at The Tie Bar, which promoted a special deal in the past: free socks with a purchase of $40 or more.
If you want to buy your bride some sexy lingerie, Victoria’s Secret is the obvious place to start. Last yer’s sales included a free tote with purchases of $75 or more, free holiday rewards cards, and free slippers with sleeper purchases. Look for similar deals this year.
We’ll continue to update this article as new deals are announced. If you really want to take advantage of the biggest sale of the year for more than just wedding-related purchases, you can check out a site like BlackerFriday, which updates all the sale announcements as they’re made.