#RuinAWeddingIn5Words is pretty much the greatest hashtag since #duh.

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Guys, the Game of Thrones author made my life with this.

Tidewater and Tulle has been killing it with the DIYs lately, and these little Queen of Hearts favors are no exception.

Are you an introvert? Budget Savvy Bride has some great tips on weddings for wallflowers.

If supermarket flowers are kinda your only option due to your budget, then Kiss My Tulle is going to show you how to do them all purdy-like for your wedding bouquet.


Thinking of a tropical honeymoon? Elizabeth Anne Designs is offering up the chance to win a honeymoon in Martinique. I’ve been, it’s stunning.

One of the first rules of wedding planning is figuring out how many people you’re going to invite. United With Love has some guidelines to get you started on building your guest list.

You had me at sparkling: I will be making this violet ombre cocktail from Classic Bride.

I’m dying over this entire country wedding on Love My Dress, but it’s the dress that cost about $30 that seals the deal. Or, really, ALL of the fashunz.


Photography Copyright (c) 2015,  Assassynation via I Love My Dress

Finally, did you see that we’re looking for a few good peeps? We need help with our Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! column and we’d love to have a few of you darlings share your wedding planning adventures!

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    Got a Passion for Fashion? You Might Be Our Gal

    It’s wedding planning season, and the team at The Broke-Ass Bride has been inundated with Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! requests, and it’s high time we brought on a second fashion-savvy contributor with an eye for detail and spend-thriftiness to help our girl Elaine divvy out the broke-ass friendly versions of fabulous designer gowns.

    Does that sound like something you’d be super good at doing? Awesome! Here are the things we need from you:

    - Be willing to commit to posting 2x a month. This is every other week, darling, and the deadline is real.

    - Have a Pinterest board showing your budget-savvy, fashion-focused prowess

    - Know how to string a few words together

    - Be super stoked about helping brides find a good broke-ass friendly dress of their dreams, and a general love of weddings

    - Understand that we’re a baby biz, and for right now we can only compensate in high-fives, possible freebies, discounts and the potential for moving into a paid position, as well as stellar recommendations and a chance to enhance your writing/blogging skillz

    Sound like something you’d dig? Email Christen at christen@brokeassbride.com with a short cover letter introducing yourself and link to your relevant Pinterest board showing your ability to help a bride who #CantAffordItGetOverIt! Accepting applications until 2/15.

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    Have you figured out what you’re doing for your registry? More and more couples are going the cash registry route for their wedding wishlist – whether they’re saving up for a house down payment, are whittling away at starting their marriage debt-free or are looking to go on an adventure of …

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    DIY or Die Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

    My friend Shannon is planning a super-budget wedding in the fairly expensive market of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and she’s been sharing her little nuggets of broke-ass wisdom with me, but it wasn’t until she told me about this amazing DIY for mercury glass centerpieces that I decided it was …

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    I don’t want this post to be about regrets. Our wedding day was beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. However, I feel I should be completely blunt with you fabulous BABs about budgets and how they can easily veer way off course. Because I know I’m not the only bride whose budget …

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  • 1/23

    Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

    I love Luna Bazaar products, not just for a wedding, but for my home too. Last year, Luna sent me a few things to test out, and I’m totally hooked. Those disco ball string lights? Still totally in my house. So, they did it again. Luna Bazaar gave me a chance …

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    Credit: Elizabeth Bates Photography

    It can be a cruel world out there for brides on a budget. So much of the pretty can be out of reach, and it gets exhausting trying to keep up with the Joneses. Bridal Burnout can take place way early on, because there is a butt-ton …

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    Hey BAB’s! It’s that time again, where I, your CAI/GOI guru, help you find a wedding dress you can love as much as the one with the hefty price tag. This week Gloria wrote in trying to help her sister out. She is a busty girl with a petite frame …

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  • 1/22

    Katie & Andrews Eng CD-55

    Hey everyone!

    Remember back when I showed you a teaser for our engagement pictures? My friends at Traynor’s Photography gave me the rest of our pictures over the weekend!

    And, just like us, our pictures are goofy, ranging from mildly silly …

    … to completely ridiculous.

    We chose to …

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