Wedding bells + Walmart + a giveaway

13 Mar

Hola brides-to-be and bridal dreamers, this one is for you!

If you’re getting to the 11th hour in wedding planning and your honeymoon is so close you can feel the sun rays on your back, then you’ve probably got every last detail of your big day covered. But what if you don’t, and you still have a few little items to check off your bridal checklist, like toasting flutes, ring bearer pillows and more? I know we spent hours and days on Etsy and DIYing little touches that I loved, but ended up costing way to much and/or taking up too much time! You can see all of our DIY touches here and a few below.

Well, in case you don’t have the time or want to add any stress trying to DIY things, did you know Walmart is a great stop for some of these items? That’s right, don’t worry that pretty little head of yours about trying to DIY each aspect of the wedding. Sure, it’s fun, but when it comes down to it, you need these things for your wedding, and you need to keep your sanity! I wish I had known everything they had to offer!

And another thing about Walmart- they shouldn’t just be your go-to for last minute items. Did you know they even sell engagement and wedding rings? In fact, they just released their Engagement Survey which demystified the perception that two months’ salary is the appropriate price for a ring and found that nearly 60 percent of Americans surveyed think that less than $2,000 should be spent on an engagement ring. Well, Walmart has rings from just $58 up to $698, (and might I add they are really pretty?!) so if you are on a budget, you know where to look! Here’s a little more about the bling selection at Walmart:

  • The Forever Bride Collection, with engagement rings starting at $58, uses multi-stone diamond designs to create the illusion of a larger diamond. Forever Bride rings are set in 10K yellow or white gold, or sterling silver and range in carat size 1/20 to 3/8 carat T.W.
  • The Always & Forever Platinaire Collection, with engagement rings starting at $98, features 1/12 – 3/8 carat T.W. diamonds set in a blend of sterling silver and five percent platinum.
  • The Keepsake Collection, with engagement rings starting at $168,features 1/10 – 5/8 carat T.W. diamonds set in either 10K or 14K yellow or white gold, or sterling silver.

Another little known secret about Walmart? They have wedding cakes, too! And weren’t we juuuuust talking about the perfect wedding cakes last week, here? They sell white and chocolate cakes with lemon, strawberry, Bavarian cream or raspberry icing, and they come in two or three-tier options. The prices are super-reasonable, and they come in three classy styles:

Walmart has graciously offered to host a $50 gift card giveaway here! Even if you aren’t in the market for wedding things just yet, everyone loves Walmart! So make sure you enter before it’s too late. This giveaway will end Wednesday, 3/20, so enter, and enter FAST!

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To learn more about Walmart’s Bridal Jewelry collections, please visit www.walmart.com/engagementrings. Individual ring selections vary by store.

XO,

Amanda

This post and giveaway have been sponsored by Walmart and Golin Harris. All views and opinions are my own.

46 Responses to “Wedding bells + Walmart + a giveaway”

  1. Mary Happymommy March 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

    No, I didn’t have any last minute items to pick up.

  2. Anne Aviles March 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    What an eye-opening article! Although I’ve been happily married for more than a quarter of a century, I know many young ladies and gentlemen who would really appreciate this information. Great job, Accidental Mrs.!

  3. Sara March 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    Hi Amanda-

    I hope you are doing well. I miss our days at UA and loved having Platform Magazine class with you.

    Let’s keep in touch- I love your blog!

  4. Jenn McCullar March 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm #

    Yes had to run in walmarts for a couple things, but now with kids that is ever few days.

  5. Leslie Moore March 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    No last minute things to pick up, just ready to get on to the honeymoon and relaxing!

  6. Jodi March 13, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I’m trying to remember back to almost 15 years ago…I can’t think of anything that we needed to pick up last minute except to rent a wedding arch as something happened to the one at the place we were getting married at.

    Thanks for the fun contest!

  7. Mary March 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm #

    I am getting married next April and have begun planning. I must say that I had no earthy idea that Walmart had wedding cakes! This information was so helpful and I am sure I will be using Walmart for many of my wedding needs!

  8. JohnZ March 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm #

    Nope. No last minute items.

  9. dailycurlz March 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I haven’t got a big wedding, so no 🙂

  10. Realia M March 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    planning my wedding now – just got engaged!

  11. Diane @ Me, Him And The Cats March 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    I am engaged and we are planing a SMALL destination wedding. I had NO idea walmart made wedding cakes! That last one pictured is really pretty!

  12. Marlita On The Run March 13, 2013 at 4:50 pm #

    I love all the DIY projects you posted. And you’re right, we can’t do them all…we need time…and most of all sanity! 🙂
    Thanks for your post.

    xoxo
    Marla

    http://www.marlitaontherun.com

  13. Liberty Boblett March 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Yes, I had to pick up a few things. I lost my makeup bag the night before, so I had to go buy new makeup!

  14. Lisa March 13, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    We are getting married soon and I had no idea Walmart offered all of these things…Cakes!? Wow that’s exciting! Thank you for all of this helpful information!

  15. Kelly D March 13, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

    I think we had everything planned pretty well and there weren’t any last minute items.

  16. D SCHMIDT March 14, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    I did! I completely forgot to purchase something suitable to wear over my dress in the cold.

  17. Nina March 14, 2013 at 2:22 am #

    ahaha yes, our flowers 😛

  18. Elena March 14, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    Yes, I had to pick up my flower bouquet last minute

  19. June L March 14, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    I didn’t. I kept it simple.

  20. Dawn Kropp March 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    I did!! We needed more tape, extra nail polish and fruit to have when we were getting ready. And… guess where we went to get all of that?! You guessed it! Walmart!

  21. Tara A. March 15, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    I’m not married yet, but my wedding is 9 months away… I hope we won’t have any last minute items, but I know where to go if we do. 🙂

  22. Melissa M March 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    No but I did forget a lot of stuff at home

  23. LaShanda March 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    Tissues! Lots of tissues!

  24. Maria March 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    We had to have more alcohol and food brought in at the last minute since they were some that did not RSVP. Not very cool! lol

    • amanda23rodriguez March 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

      Yikes! That was my biggest fear. It just means THAT many people love you! 😉 Haha

  25. Kelsi March 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Hopefully I won’t!

  26. ilse giselle March 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm #

    I’m not married yet, and it’s nowhere near that time but this is good info to store away for when that day comes. Thanks.

  27. Isabel Garcia March 17, 2013 at 6:20 am #

    I never knew Walmart carried wedding cakes! Awesome giveaway and post! 🙂

  28. katherine d March 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    flowers!!

  29. Arie Rich March 17, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    I have yet to get married. 🙂

  30. Angela Yeremenko March 17, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Yes. Our flowers and cake.

  31. Stacey Cockrell March 17, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

    The cake and new shoes. The shoes for some reason were too small.

  32. michelle m March 17, 2013 at 11:35 pm #

    Im not married yet 🙂

  33. daisy March 18, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I didn’t forget anything, but I had a small wedding.

  34. rachel March 18, 2013 at 1:52 am #

    No, thank the Lord!!

  35. Alycia March 18, 2013 at 3:22 am #

    Yeah – I totally forgot to press my dress, so we had to run out and get a steamer the morning of!

  36. Natalia March 18, 2013 at 4:26 am #

    I was lucky enough that my mother in law was the one who takes the responsibility for everything that day!

  37. Nina March 18, 2013 at 4:28 am #

    i want to win 😛

  38. Bohemian Babushka March 18, 2013 at 4:44 pm #

    I’m sure I’ll have some last minute things to get… right now EVERYTHING’S last minute. ; ) BB2U

  39. Leidy March 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    We didn’t have any last minute items to pick up but since we were surprising our family with our wedding and we had it at our home my hubby and I had to decorate the house and make the food on that morning, it was a crazy but unforgettable day!

  40. Melissa Moreno March 19, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Nope! Everything was taken care of!

  41. kjasus March 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    we forgot the place cards at home. a groomsman went to go pick them up for us!

  42. Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas March 20, 2013 at 2:50 am #

    I didn’t, but my husband did. I should have know better than to leave things up to him! Luckily, our wedding was low-key so no problems were too big.

  43. Harmony B March 21, 2013 at 3:17 am #

    We didn’t forget anything

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