4/18

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The weekend is almost upon us, Broke-Asses! As you head out to celebrate this weekend, be sure to take advantage of some of the killer deals being offered for Easter and Mother’s Day! From eco-friendly yoga gear to DIY flowers to much-coveted Le Creuset bakeware, there’s plenty of savings to go around!

1. Still looking for that perfect dress for your cousin’s wedding this summer? ShopAdorn wants to help you out by knocking $10 off special occasion outfits with the code SPECIALO.

2. Le Creuset, purveyor of all things colorful and gorgeous in the kitchen, is knocking 30% off its metal bakeware and offering FREE shipping on orders over $50 with code EASTER.

3. Remember when I got to play with gorgeous flowers? Now you can play, too! Bloominous and Gilt City have teamed up to offer some smokin’ deals, including a $50 merchandise credit for only $35 and a $300 credit for only $180. I mean … come on!

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4. Struggling with what to get your mama for Mother’s Day? Make her feel extra special and save yourself some skrilla with A Gift Personalized. Take 10% off already reduced items with code AGPMOM.

5. Shutterfly has all kinds of discounty goodness going on! Save up to 50% on Mother’s Day gifts, ranging from photo books to calendars to home decor and more!

6. If wedding stationery is still on your to-do list, then jump on this 15% off offer from Minted. The spring wedding sale is a great way to get your hands on these gorgeous letterpress invites without having to spend too much cash.
Charm School Letterpress Wedding Invitations

7. Give your mom a real work of art: A canvas wrap photo of the two of you from your younger days! Save 45% at Canvas On Demand through midnight Sunday with code BUNNY45.

8. Calling all J. Crew lovers! The retailer, who tends to be just out of reach for us broke-asses, is having a sale of at least 40% off select styles! Get on it!

9. The warming weather means less clothes, and it’s always nice to look and feel good in those new outfits, and bonus points when you’re helping Mother Earth, too! Save 10% on eco-friendly yoga gear from YogaDirect through 4/22.

10. They’re back and offering even MOAR crafty goodness! The darlings at Darby Smart are showing Broke-Ass Brides some very special love with a 25% discount through Friday, April 25 with code BRIDE25!

Happy weekend, darlings! 

 

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4/18

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Hey there, Broke-Ass Babes! Sadly, no ladies wrote in this week about their wedding dress budget woes. So, this week, I decided to pick one of my favorite dresses from the Marchesa Fall 2014 collection (Style: B10812) and WOWZA, she’s a beaut! A trend that has become very popular in the last few years is the illusion neckline, and if you love to spend hours gazing at gowns like me, you’re sure to see this in every jaw-droppingly beautiful collection of dresses. The neckline in this Marchesa dress is especially dazzling since it’s decked out in pearls and crystals, and the hand-pleated chiffon makes this dress look effortless, yet ethereal like something a Greek goddess would get married in. Are you ready to see it? Here goes, in all of its supreme, flowy, glittering awesomeness:

CAN’T AFFORD IT

Marchesa

Marchesa $$$$ ($3001-$5000)

GET OVER IT

H&M

Sleeveless dress in airy, woven fabric with beading and rhinestone embroidery at top (Style: 66-3399) $99 at H+M.

LightintheBox

A-line Princess Scoop Sweep/Brush Train Charmeuse Wedding Dress (Style: 604656) $119 at LightInTheBox.com

UniqueVintage
White Chiffon & Stone Cap Sleeve Gown (Style: 40778) $224 at Unique Vintage

ForHer&Him
Cap Sleeve A Line Wedding Gown with Decorative Buttons (Style: 0113925) $419.99 at For Her and For Him

Etsy
Romantic  Chiffon Wedding Dress Wedding Gown $438 at Whiterose on Etsy

KathyIrelandBBP
Satin sheath with hand-beaded illusion neckline and cap sleeves (Style: KI1307) $822 at BestBridalPrices.com
MAGGIE SOTTERO DESIGNSwww.maggiesottero.com
An illusion tulle neckline ornamented with beaded embroidered lace drapes the bodice, culminating in a gathered skirt that flows from an empire waist. (Style: 4MC890) $988 at BestBridalPrices.com
BHLDN
This floor-skimming silhouette balances the sleekness of flowing silk with intricately beaded shoulders and bias-cut styling. Harlow gown, $1,000 at BHLDN
MAGGIE SOTTERO DESIGNSwww.maggiesottero.com
Accordion pleated Paris Chiffon combines with embellished illusion tulle to create this Grecian inspired dress (Style: 4MK790) $1,049 at BestBridalPrices.com.

Another option you can consider is adding a beautiful, bridal capelet to your dress. They have some amaze options from the websites above (Like THIS stunner at BHLDN ) and will give your look even more versatility. Enjoy your weekend, BAB’s! Until we meet again…

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! 

Elaine Michalek

4/18

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Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! I recently got a hot tip that beautiful, illustrious fashion house Marchesa launched a collaboration with our ever-adored partners Wedding Paper Divas to make some seriously stunning invitations. Here are my five favorite offerings from this killer partnership:




 

Sumptuous Swirls, $184 for 100.




 

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4/17

Visa JB Graffiti

DISCLAIMERS:

  1. My and Daniel’s K-1 visa has just been approved. The visa has been issued and is in his passport. Therefore, I can tell you that the process described below DID work for us.
  2. However, even though we have successfully completed the K-1 visa process, we are not experts. We
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4/16

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You guys, I’m admittedly the worst high-heel wearer on the planet. I live for my flip-flops (no, seriously. If there isn’t snow in my direct walking path, flip-flops are on my feet. And I’m from Wyoming, so that ‘s some serious dedication). I’m 5’2″, so you’d think the opportunity to …

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4/16

Wedding registries are hard. Everyone’s telling you “don’t forget anything!” “register for more than you need!” “don’t forget China!” “you can always return it!”

Why can’t I just register for the things I want? Neither Michael nor I drink coffee so we really don’t need a coffee maker. My parents …

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4/15

BALANCING ACT

This article popped up on The Huffington Post, and as I tend to do with all things wedding- or marriage-related on a site I frequent, I opened it and read it. And my heart fluttered a bit. There does often seem to be this abounding sense of pessimism surrounding

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4/15

Train cars

I’ve finally come to terms with the fact that my original Joshua Tree location was a bust. The wind, small size, and remoteness have officially become deal-breakers. It would’ve been so hip and cool! Look at the train cars again!




There’s a ping-pong table in the pink one!

After a …

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4/14

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Hey BABs! You know we’re always trying to find the coolest, sweetest partners to work with to bring you rockin’ frocks at a price that won’t kill your budget. And with our ever-lovin’ love for cool, retro styling, Unique Vintage is one of those partners that holds a special spot …

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