Rings and jewelry
From wedding bands to engagement
rings, there may be something for you
in the Costco jewelry department, in the
warehouse and online at Costco.com.
One of the most popular rings at
Costco right now is the eternity band.
These bands are o;ered in ;.;; ctw,
;.;; ctw, ;.;; ctw and ;.;; ctw in sizes
;, ;, ; and ;.
Jewelry buyer Jeni Murphy recommends that couples do some research
before jumping into a purchase. “They
really need to do their homework as
far as understanding the four C’s of
diamonds [color, cut, clarity and carat
weight]. They should understand what
they’re buying,” she says. It makes sense.
This way, members know they’re getting
the best value and not getting sucked in
by the sparkle.
Looking for gifts for the maid of
honor? Murphy says earrings and pearls
are popular options in the jewelry department. Gold buyer Kris Cramer also suggests reviewing the gold selection online
and in the cases at your local Costco.
Note that the selections available at
Costco.com and at your local warehouse
di;er. (For example, if you are looking
for a size other than a ;, you’ll ;nd many
multi-size o;erings online, not in the
warehouse.) Jacqueline Bench, Costco
diamond jewelry buyer, suggests checking the website for these special sizes
and more options.
These days, many photographers
document the big day and provide
So, what are the newlyweds supposed
to do with a few hundred photos? Upload
your photos to costcophotocenter.com
and build a premium ;; x ;;-inch hardcover photo book. It’s fully customizable
and makes a great keepsake. It’ll be ready
in ;ve to seven business days.
As a bonus, the softcover ; x ;-inch
photo book makes a thoughtful thank-you gift for the bridal party, parents and
the new in-laws. Check out the Photo
Center Inspiration Blog, also on costco
photocenter.com, for creative tips.
This roundup barely scratches the
surface of all the ways Costco can make
wedding planning a little easier and less
expensive. (For a complete picture, go
to costco.com/weddings.html.) All it
takes is a little imagination to see how
Costco can ;t into the big day.
Many gorgeous ready-to-go floral
arrangements are available on
Costco.com (search “floral”); all
you need to do is click, buy, trim
the stems and put them on
display. Bulk flowers are another
option for the DIY-minded. By
making your own bouquets and
centerpieces, you get exactly
what you want and save some
money along the way. With bulk
flowers, you can buy filler greens
separately or go for high impact
with straight-up blooms.
Wedding planners should
look for updates online. According to Kari Haugen, buyer for
Costco’s flower program, 16-packs
of corsages and boutonnieres
(containing eight of each) will be
among the first new additions.
Also, you can place special
orders in the fresh-flower area
at your local Costco. Just ask
the floral specialist at Costco,
by the flower coolers. Be sure
to make your order at least two
weeks in advance.
Fresh flowers arrive daily at
the warehouse locations.—AT