Affiliate Disclaimer New Memorial Day Weekend Sales and Deals

1. Stock up on fun office supplies! Get 25% off select Poppin products for Memorial Day Weekend with code. SPECIALDEALS (Offer valid 5/22/2015 – 5/25/2015)

2. Take 40% off your entire purchase from Ann Taylor With Code SHOP40 until 5/26.

Screen Shot 2015-05-22 at 12.51.22 PM

Lace Shift Dress, normally $139, on sale for about $84

3. Having a candy bar at your wedding? Take 20% off your My M&M’s order, no minimum with code MDW2015

4. Save on your honeymoon with the Memorial Day Sale At Beaches Resorts

5. Shop Shabby Apple‘s Memorial Day Sale and Receive 20% off sitewide!

6. Making big-batch cocktails at your wedding? Save up to 50% on beverage jars at SurLaTable.com! Offer valid for a limited time.

Sur la Table Beverage Dispensers

7. Warmer weather means lighter PJs! Enjoy 50% off all Pajama Heaven at SleepyHeads.com with code PH50 until 5/25.

8. Take 25% off sitewide + free shipping with code HONOR25 at Heels.com until 5/25.

9.Take 30% off select styles of gorgeous lingerie at True&Co.

10. Need some new glasses for your wedding? Get 20% off at GlassesShop.com!

11. Save 15% on all Minted wedding stationery and decor through 5/26 with code MEMORIAL15.

Minted Gilt Agate Invitation

These Gilt Agate wedding invitations look like the inside of a geode!

12. Save up to 20% on one regular-priced small appliance with Code SAVE20SPRING at Best Buy. Exclusions Apply.

13. Take 40% OFF at Nasty Gal during their massive Memorial Day Sale!

14. Enjoy an extra 20% off Sale at Anthropologie.com. Enter code GONEFISHING at check out until 5/25!

15. Save 20%-70% on select merchandise at Bloomingdales.com. Offer valid until May 25.

16. Save 10% OFF all orders with code SAVE10 at PaperSnaps.com through July 31st.

17. Up to 40% OFF Men, Women & Kids styles at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale, now through May 31. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns.

18. Save up to 40% at ModCloth during their summer sale.

Modcloth First Orchard of Business Dress

Oh, hello wedding dress under $100! ModCloth First Orchard of Business Dress, $95.99

19. Take an extra 40$-50% OFF thousands of items at the Fab.com Memorial Day Sale!

20. Save up to 50% plus get free shipping at Fanatics.com with code FREESHIP.

  • 5/22

    Affiliate Disclaimer New

    Memorial Day Weekend is kind of the unofficial ushering in of summer. Barbecues, parades, graduation … the warm months have arrived! And if you’re anything like me, that means getting thee to a body of water as frequently as possible to beat the heat (or hangover … I swear it’s the best cure). Obviously, then, that means upping your swimsuit game — especially if you’re going on a beachy honeymoon. Here are five hot suits under $100: Five for Friday: Swimsuits Built for Summer Fun

    Doughnut Print Longline Bikini Top, $33 and

    Doughnut Print Cutout Side Bikini Bottom, $25 at Asos Unique Vintage Esther Williams Hibiscus Print Swimsuit || Five for Friday: Swimsuits Built for Summer Fun

    Esther Williams 1950s Style Peach Hibiscus Sheath Swimsuit, $82 at Unique Vintage

    Five for Friday: Swimsuits Built for Summer Fun

    Reversible Striped Bandeau, $10.45 and

    Reversible Striped Peekaboo Bikini Bottoms, $12.90 at Forever21 Five for Friday: Swimsuits Built for Summer Fun

    Aerie Blakely Lace-up Bikini Top, $14.98 and

    Aerie Hi-Rise Convertible Bikini Bottom, $14.98 at American Eagle Outfitters Five for Friday: Swimsuits Built for Summer Fun High Tide Style One Piece, $59.99 at ModCloth

    Which is your favorite, BABs? Do you have any great plans this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!


  • 5/21


    Hey y’all! Today our Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! request comes from a comment by a reader on this Elie Saab-inspired post. She wrote:

    “I am head over heels in love with a Matthew Christopher gown (Sofia) that retails for well over 3 grand. The fit, the detailing, …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!



    Credit:Andrew Callaci (Portland) and Nicole Varnell (Spokane)

    Planning a wedding is an amazing adventure. You have this incredible period of time where you get to celebrate daily the fact that you have found the love of your life. You’ll spend that time finding creative ways to express yourself as a …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!


    How to use social media sanely during wedding planning

    Social media, y’all. It’s a part of the world. I know there are still a few holdouts — hell, my friend who works for a popular blog featuring proposals is still a non-Facebooker. I was on Facebook as early as 2004 … so there’s that.

    But here’s the thing: Social media …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!
  • 5/20

    Real Bride Emma: Bridentity Crisis

    Hola BABs!

    If you’ve been following along… you know the big love of my life (apart from El Fiancé) is performing. Being in musical theatre productions is just so much fun, and is something I have done ever since I was a little girl.

    And now, for the first time ever,

    Read the full article →
    Share this!


    Screen shot 2015-05-18 at 3.45.02 PM

    When BAB Cynthia hit us up on Facebook, she had a solid idea of what she wanted. As we set out to give her some inspiration, a disappointing fact became obvious: even though more and more brides are opting for some color on their wedding day, designers don’t have nearly as many …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!


    elissa_nick_engagement_00 (62)

    Photo credit: A Sight of Love 

    My wedding is getting closer and closer, and I’m getting kind of anxious and even a little sad about one important detail. All the vendors are in place, I’m right on budget, the RSVPS are trickling in, and I couldn’t be more excited to …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!
  • 5/18


    Names: Jareesa & William

    Occupation: Supply chain project manager & statistician

    Wedding location: McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, MN

    Wedding Date: March 14, 2015

    Budget:* $18,000

    How would you describe your wedding: Our wedding was pretty traditional but we incorporated elements of our nerd personalities …

    Read the full article →
    Share this!