Make your heart sing on Valentine’s Day Sales, Trunk Shows and giveaways

Valentine’s Day is just about 17 days away (already this year is flying by). Here are a few ideas to put your heart in the right mood.  What better way to start than a giveaway or two:

New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs and her daughter have collaborated on a funny, charming, and poignant book about the trials and tribulations of planning the daughter’s wedding together. “How I Planned Your Wedding” offers practical advice, is really a fun read and you know what, a great gift to you (or your mom) for Valentine’s Day.  Susan was really kind to offer 5 to giveaway.  Would you love a copy of this fun read for yourself?  Just put “How I planned your wedding” in the re: line, include your name, address and twitter name no later than Feb 5 to: lisa {at} yoursinbridal {dot} com.

How appropriate that ‘KISS’ will be launching February 1, one of the easiest eyelash kits on the market.  If you’re like me, the frustration of applying lashes is a pain.  With ‘Kiss’ and their patent pending ‘red application string’ it will be perfect every time.   What I really like about them is they come in 9 great everyday styles, 2 exotic styles and a 5-pack. Prices for the regular lashes $3.99 and the 5-pack $15.00.  They will be on sale at Walgreens, Walmart and CVS.  Do you want to try them for Valentine’s Day??  I have 3 pairs to giveaway.  Just put “Bat your lashes” in the re: line and send your name, address and twitter name no later than Feb 5 to: lisa {at} yoursinbridal {dot} com.


Kiki de Montparnasse is one of my favorite lingerie shops in NYC.  Join them for an exclusive sample sale on Jan 23-26 11-8pm

Kiki de Montparnasse – 79 Greene Street, NY

Who doesn’t love our girl Cynthia Rowley?  She will have a sample sale offering up to 80% of her ready-to-wear.  You never know, there may be bridesmaids’ dresses on sale as well.  It’s worth a trip to check it out. Jan 27-30 (11-8pm)

Cynthia Rowley – 376 Bleecker St. (bet. Perry & Charles St.)

Wedding Library and designer Michelle Rahn are rolling out “The White Carpet” for her trunk show. This is a great opportunity to meet Michelle and have her personally help you custom your bridal look. They are offer a 10% discount on your purchase.  Feb 24-27 10am-7pm

The Wedding Library – 43 East 78th Street (between Madison and Park Avenues)


You’ve seen The Aisle, well one of the ‘founders’ Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier will host the following for February: Peter Langer (who will make an appearance) on Jan 27-29; Sample Sale Feb 1; Jenny Lee on Feb 3-5; Anne Bowen on Feb 7-8; Marchesa on Feb 10-12; Kevan Hall (see my article ) on Feb 17-19 and Oscar de la Renta on Feb 24-26.

Mark Ingram Bridal Atelier – The Park 55 Building – 110 East 55th St., 8th Floor. To schedule an appointment, please call – 212 319 6778

End of January Sales, Shows and Giveaways

There are lots going on world-wide, but here are just a few that I think may get ya going….

David Tutera, is proud to announce the launch of his newest line of products designed especially for the DIY bride and available exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.  Now every crafty bride-to-be can have a David Tutera inspired wedding, with his new collection as well as personal tips straight from Tutera himself!Celebrity wedding planner and entertaining expert, David Tutera has teamed up with Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores to create Down the Aisle in Style, a new line of wedding accessories and embellishments for the stylish bride.  Available online at, and exclusively at 248 Jo-Ann locations nationwide on February 1.

Please tell me that you’ve stopped by The Aisle.  This group has the hottest, latest and best couture designer gowns on Uber Sale.  I’m not talking 10%…I’m talking MAJOR!! Beginning Jan 14, week they have:

  • Junko Yoshioka
  • Anne Barge
  • Moyna
  • Haute Bride

What are you waiting for?  If you are a bride who is looking for a gown that is haute couture at a price that is for ‘every-woman’…this is for you.

If you’ve been following my ‘Wine Wednesday’, you know I love a good beverage, but love good food on sale better.  NYC is having their ‘winter restaurant week’ Jan 24-Feb 6.  This is the premiere opportunity to take your girls out and ask them to be in your bridal party, your guys to be your groomsmen or to have a rehearsal lunch??  Will that be a trend??  Why not? You’ll have great food at some of the hottest restaurants at a reduced price.  Sounds great to me.

I have two sets of ticket to give away.  They are for the Wedding Party Showcase, given by the Wedding Library and Martha Stewart Weddings on Sat. January 22, 2011.  This is the best in the wedding industry gather at the gorgeous New York Palace Hotel for one day to make wedding planning simple for brides-to-be. Hear tips and inspiration from Martha Stewart Weddings’ Darcy Miller and gown designer Lela Rose, visit the booths of over 100 vendors, and see the latest styles in bridal gowns during a couture fashion show from Kleinfeld. I will give them away to the first two brides (or grooms) that email me at: bridalease {at}

Brides/Couples in NJ: Wish Upon A Wedding is officially launching & having a cocktail party Jan 18 at The Estate at Florentine Gardens in River Vale (located at 97 Rivervale Rd in River Vale, NJ), from 6:30PM to 9:30PM. It’s $20 and sure to have some fun surprises.  Great organization granting wedding wishes to terminally ill couples.  RSVP

Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.

Brides in Plano TX: For the first time in five years the renowned bridal line, St. Pucchi, will be holding an exclusive sample sale for those looking for the perfect dress. Beautifully designed gowns with elaborate hand embroideries and exquisite detailing from the St. Pucchi Couture, Avine Perucci and Sposa by St. Pucchi collections will be available for up to 75% off. For an entire week, starting from Thursday, January 13th, the St. Pucchi Showroom in Plano, TX, will opening doors to patrons with appointments only.  Sale goes on until January 20. ST. PUCCHI INC.– 7708 San Jacinto Place, Suite 100  – Plano, TX. FOR APPOINTMENTS: Call 214 764 3455 or email at

Brides in London UK: Are you a “Browns Bride”?  Put this on your diary.  Brown’s will have up to 70% off Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera and many more couture designers.  This is a great time to possibly find your dream dress.  Hey, you might see Catherine Middelton there – it’s possible. So if you happen to be jetting across the pond for the weekend, stop by Browns Bride, beginning 23 Jan. Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Brown’s Bride: 12 Hinde St., W1U 3BE (020 7514 0056).

Giveaway: American Express and Tory Burch “Brides who love fashion”

Fall is in the air brides and for those of you in the heat of planning, are you remembering to take time for yourself? I know you don’t think you have the time, but you need to take a break and check out the latest fashion trends.   Starting today, I’ve got the opportunity-of-a-lifetime for you to be a part of this September’s fashion experiences with a couple of your most stylish friends.

The American Express® Cardmember-only experiences offered during fashion week are known for their insider access into the industry unlike any other.  This year they have partnered with Tory Burch to create an exclusive Cardmember-only event during Fashion Week.  It will truly be a fashionable night offering a private viewing of the Tory Burch collection, with Tory herself   on hand to meet and greet attendees.  Yes, there will be some delectable cocktails and DJ Cassidy will be spinning the tunes.

Why am I telling you this, because I am thrilled to offer one lucky bride and up to 3 of her friends this ultimate experience.  There will also be a gift bag with some amazing goodies, including products from Dermalogica, to help you stay ready for your wedding day close-up.

Not just open to brides, grooms if you want to do something super special for the lady in your life, or if you just want to attend, feel free to enter. I look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, September 15, at 9:30pm at Lincoln Center.  Good Luck!

To be the person selected to experience this memorable fashion moment with up to three friends:

1.     Follow @americanexpress and @bridalease on Twitter

2.     Tweet this: All brides love fashion @bridalease during @NYFW at Lincoln Center 4 the ultimate fashion experience #bridalease

3.     Then leave a second comment once you’ve tweeted, along with your Twitter name.

4.     Blog about the Yours In Bridal and American Express® giveaway and comment with your blog link at

5.     Share the Yours In Bridal Giveaway on Facebook and let us know via a comment on the Yours In Bridal Facebook page.

Remember, in order to qualify:

  • You must be in NYC the day of the event, but you can submit your entry from anywhere in the world.

I will select a random name from the list of people who have completed the five steps above, and will announce the name via the Yours In Bridal blog and Facebook Page on Saturday, September 11th at 11:59 PM EST. Good luck!

Thanks American Express® for making this happen.