Andrea’s Picks

This month, we’re thrilled to bring the expertise of our Bridal Director Andrea Wasserman to paper—wedding paper, that is! The Nordstrom Wedding Suite is partnering with Wedding Paper Divas to curate a collection of beautiful and unique wedding stationery (plus offer an extra treat for the brides-and-grooms-to-be).

So much more than just cards and envelopes, wedding stationery is one of the first ways a couple announces themselves and expresses their own style. It also sets the tone for their event, including the theme, colors, and formality. “We love stationery that reflects who they are as a couple—brilliant color, bold fonts, a chic design or a custom monogram,” says Andrea. Whatever your style, Wedding Paper Divas has premium, stylish stationery all designed by leading artists in the industry.

Whether you need save the dates, wedding invitations, thank-you cards or any other party invitations, Wedding Paper Divas provides personal service with every order. You can consult with an etiquette expert, and work with a designer to customize with different colors, fonts and text, making your invitations truly your own.

In stores at our 18 Wedding Suite locations, there are inspiration boards with samples of invitations from Wedding Paper Divas. “Seeing stationery options alongside the wedding attire completes the picture, helping couples achieve a cohesive look and feel for the entire event, from start to finish,” says Andrea.

You can shop Andrea’s Picks online at Wedding Paper Divas and see her selection of stationery in various styles and budgets. And oh, yes, the treat! Get 15% off with code NORDWPD15 from now through December 31, 2013. You can also get up to 10 samples free with code NORDWPD10F. Get shopping!


We have a different version of Andrea’s Picks this week: Andrea’s Pics—a round-up of our bridal director’s Instagram photos from New York at the biggest bridal fashion event of the year! From gorgeous (Vera Wang!) to delicious (cheesy pizza!), see the week through Andrea’s eyes.

Quiet before full sunrise. World Trade Center going up in the background.

Prepped and ready with the essentials: change of shoes, jacket, snack.

Empire State Building framed by the Manhattan Bridge.

Loved meeting the darling Kelly Faetanini, and this gown!

Print bridesmaid dresses are here to stay at Amsale.

Found a sunny spot to stand and catch up on email for a few minutes!

HeroVera Wang. Now I know what to wear to my next red carpet event. Wink!

Amazing detail on this gown at Anne Barge.

Exciting color, lace, and print. We must be at Jenny Yoo!

Fancy business trip dinner: pizza!

For more insider access with Andrea, follow @NordstromWed on Twitter where she is live tweeting through the week!


You already know the LBD—now meet the LWD! Just as the little black dress is a necessity for every woman’s closet, the little white dress is a must-have for brides-to-be. Our bridal director, Andrea Wasserman, dishes on the details:

“We love when brides choose to take advantage of their bridal moments and wear white (or ivory, off-white, eggshell… you get it!) for every wedding-related occasion. Whether it’s the engagement celebration, bridal shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception or morning-after brunch, we’ve got the look.”

Here are Andrea’s tips on how to wear a few of our favorite LWDs:

“Pair this flirty Jill Stuart dress with the shoe of the season: a single-soled pump in a floral print.”

Jill Stuart Ruffled Chiffon Fit & Flare Dress

“Combine a sexy Monique Lhuillier strapless number (a Nordstrom exclusive), statement shoes and a glamorous necklace coordinate for a high-impact look.”

ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Strapless Ruched Cationic Chiffon Dress

“This day-to-night Donna Morgan dress picks up on the illusion necklines we’re seeing on the bridal runways. Pair it with an on-trend floral box clutch.”

Donna Morgan Embellished Ruffle Chiffon Dress

“Glam up this feminine, lace Eliza J sheath dress with show-stopping metallic heels in rose gold.”

Eliza J Embellished V-Neck Lace Dress

Which is your favorite look for wedding events? Or do you want to take them all?!


Our bridal director, Andrea, may already be married, but that doesn’t stop her from coveting fabulous things from the online wedding registry, NewlyWish. “I was inspired,” she said, “by the idea of living in the moment and having fun with one of the only times in life when you get to pick out your own gifts—and lots of them!”

A few of Andrea’s registry wishes! See her full list on NewlyWish.

On NewlyWish, you can shop by category (such as kitchen, bath, décor), by boutique (a collection of hip stores from across the country) or by style (like classic, modern, bohemian). PLUS, there’s the option to choose less traditional but totally functional gifts, like museum memberships, dancing lessons, spas gift cards, cooking classes and sporting and cultural events. We love the idea of registering for these experiences because it gives guests a great idea of your interests as a couple, and it also gives you so many fun things to look forward to after the wedding.

Check out all of Andrea’s picks, and feel free to snag some ideas for your own NewlyWish registry!

P.S.: Now through April 26, NewlyWish is offering brides-to-be a $1,000 tabletop shopping spree giveaway!