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Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

Have a few spring weddings to attend? Dress for the Wedding compiled some gorgeous dresses for those nearing nuptials.

This UP themed wedding on Inspired by Dis is just ridiculously awesome. The Dolly Couture dress, the sprinkle cake … and look at her ring!

Inspired By Dis Up Themed Wedding

Photo: Chris + Jenn Photos 

On Hey Wedding Lady, a husband surprises his wife with a vow renewal on a lake, a gorgeous gold gown and a freaking flower crown. Guys, take note.

You guys know I have a thing for mugs. Aisle Perfect found 10 more liquid of life (read: coffee) delivery vessels to show off your status.

Want to seriously save on your wedding flowers? Kiss My Tulle has a great step-by-step on how to makeover those supermarket bouquets.

Kiss My Tulle Supermarket Bouquet

 

Credit: Kiss My Tulle

One of our tried and true BAB tips is to opt for a sheetcake vs. an ornate tiered wedding cake. The BrideLink has a great tutorial for a faux tiered cake for display.

If you’ve thought about convertible bridesmaid dresses for different styles but the same color scheme, check out this post on Emmaline Bride that breaks down why it may be your best option for your gals.

For a whole ‘nother twist on bridesmaids bouquets, check out these great options on Chic Vintage Brides.

The Budget Savvy Bride offers up another one of her brilliant budget tips.

BSB Budget Tip #24 Credit: The Budget Savvy Bride

 

Add the Cool Couple Factor with Sunglasses by Promovizion

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Add the Cool Couple Factor with Sunglasses by Promovizion

I’m kind of a huge fan of a bride and groom rocking sunglasses on their wedding day. Now, not necessarily during the ceremony or during some of the more sweet, serious moments, but certainly while hanging around at cocktail hour and of course on the dance floor and photo booth because, … #duh.

Even better? When said sunglasses are pimped just for you by our homies at Promovizion. Whether you want full-lens coverage or just a subtle nod on the legs, they’ve got shades that won’t make you throw shade. And you’ll save some cash when you order in bulk, so that’s pretty rad.

Add the Cool Couple Factor with Sunglasses by Promovizion

Guys, if you’re having a beach wedding, a farm fete or are just planning on being outside a bunch on your wedding day, stock up on these bad boys. Yes, we usually advocate edible or drinkable favors, but as a girl with a vast collection of sunglasses garnered from conferences, fairs, events and more, I can hardly say sunglasses aren’t useful.

Personalize these bad boys with your wedding deets, colors — yes even metallic and light-up — and Promovizion will have them to you in no time … seriously. Promovizion‘s turnaround is 24-48 hours. Can’t make up your mind? It’s cool. They’ve got on-site designers to help find the right pick for you.

Add the Cool Couple Factor with Sunglasses by Promovizion

Promovizion also has rad customized shirts, perfect for a bach party or to distinguish your bridal brigade during the rehearsal dinner and other pre-wedding festivities.

You guys already are the cool kids, why not solidify your awesome status with Promovizion shades that fit the bill?

Boob Love: The BABC Tour is Coming Your Way in March

The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you’d like to donate your gown, here’s how. If you’re in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it rolls into your town! 

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New to BABC this year is a gown giveaway during the VIP portion of the show (y’all, this also usually includes food and bubbles, so … you know, there’s that). They’re testing it out at a few different shows, highlighted in bold below. A little birdie told me there are tons of other goodies in store at each show, plus the opportunity to meet with some amazing vendors in your area. Give the boobs some love and hunt for your gown at BABC!

Overland Park, KS March 6 – 7, 2015 St. Andrew’s Golf Course
Chicago, IL March 6, 7 2015 Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
Emeryville, CA March 7, 2015 Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
Birmingham, AL March 8, 2015 Hyatt Regency Birmingham – The Wynfrey Hotel
Raleigh, NC March 13 – 14, 2015 214 Martin Street
Vancouver, WA March 14 – 15, 2015 Westfield Vancouver
Tallahassee, FL March 15, 2015 Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
Baton Rouge, LA March 15, 2015 Renaissance Baton Rouge
Daytona Beach, FL March 21, 2015 The Plaza Historic Beach Resort & Spa
San Antonio, TX March 21 – 22, 2015 Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk
Denver, CO March 27 – 28, 2015 History Colorado Center
Tyler, TX March 27 – 28, 2015 Magnuson Grand Hotel and Conference Center Tyler
Miami, FL March 28 – 29, 2015 Double Tree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center
Asbury Park, NJ March 28 – 29, 2015 The Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel
Oklahoma City, OK March 28 – 29, 2015 Renaissance Convention Center Hotel & Spa
Temecula, CA March 29, 2015 Mount Palomar Winery

Ten for the Weekend: Sales, Deals and Discounts

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1. Calling all geeks! ThinkGeek is taking 30% off all apparel until 3/1 when you use code DRESSUP.

2. Rue La La has some stellar deals right now, complete with winter close-out gear starting at $20 and some Kate Spade NY goodies.

3. BAB favorite Fab.com has an ongoing list of 100 featured deals. You should probably always be checking them.

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 I heart this print ($27)

4. Calling all craft beer fans! At Craft Beer Club, get $10 off prepaid Gift membership of 3 months or longer and an additional $25 off prepaid 12 month gift membership with bonus gifts included with code iSave10.

5. Get your save the dates at 25% off at Wedding Paper Divas until 3/3 with code SAVE25MAR.

6. Get your groom all gussied up and save 20% off at Bonobos as a new customer until 3/2 with code SPRINGSTYLE.

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Hellooo, handsome!

7. Start thinking summery thoughts and stock up on swimwear. Target’s buy one, get one at 50% off women’s swimwear (online only) ends 2/28.

8. Play ball! Fanatics is still gearing up for baseball season with MLB gear marked down up to 40% off.

9. Gloss Jewelry’s February sale ends tomorrow! Get 65% off + free shipping with code LOVE65.

10. Stock up on pretty underthings at True & Co and get 40% off until 3/2 with code TOOMUCH40.

 

Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations

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For you brides that got engaged over the holidays and are looking at a wedding this summer, you’ve very likely starting to put your feelers out for invitation styles that you enjoy. As I’ve sat browsing through some of the new styles this season, I keep finding myself drooling over bright, bold and beautiful designs. Eye-catching jewel tones and simple but striking patterns make a statement without being overly dizzying. Here are my five favorites for this week’s Five for Friday:

Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations

 

In Bloom Wedding Invitation, 50 for $140 at Love vs. Design
Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations
Minimal Mod Wedding Invitations, $2.34 each at Minted
Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations
Circular Geometric Wedding Invitation, $4.50 each or for digital file for at-home printing by RubyMayDesigns at Etsy
Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations
Deep Romance Wedding Invitations, $144.50 for 50 at Wedding Paper Divas
Five for Friday: Bold and Beautiful Wedding Invitations
Floral Watercolor Invitation, $1.50 each at MagnetStreet

Do you like these bold designs, BABs? Which is your fave?

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

StyleUnveiled has left me totally drooling with their roundup of the top wedding cake trends of 2015.

If there’s someone who loves Adrianna Papell more than we do, it’s Kiss My Tulle. She styled up three different looks for the designer’s gorgeous blouson gown (bonus: It comes in plus sizes!).

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Credit: Kiss My Tulle

Head on over to Something Turquoise today to enter to win a reversible “Here She Comes” / “The New Mr. & Mrs.” sign from Etsy artist Pink Slip Inspiration.

Speaking of giveaways: Brenda’s Wedding Blog is giving away an Origami Owl bridal bouquet keepsake locket.

Getting married in Virgina? Here’s a great how-to from Tidewater & Tulle (and OMG. That blue!!!).

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Photo: T.Y. Photography

OR, if you’re in South Carolina, Classic Bride has five v. good reasons to get hitched in Charleston.

I’ve been kind of obsessed with hanging florals lately — a small way to make a huge impact. Brooklyn Bride gathered up her Top 10 hanging floral designs.

There’s a real wedding up on Budget Savvy Bride that makes a super industrial warehouse look ridiculously chic, and you should head over there immediately to swoon.

I couldn’t be more ready for spring and the color pop wedding ideas shoot on Ruffled just make the yearning worse. Gimme all the colors!

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Credit:  Ben Q. Photography

Bridal Musings gathered up some sage words of advice for married couples (and we’re included!).

Nix the Fuss with Send ‘n’ Seal Invitations from Ann’s Bridal Bargains

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Nix the Fuss with Send 'n' Seal Invitations from Ann's Bridal Bargains

A standard invitation suite has a whole helluva lot of components: Outer envelope, inner envelope, the invitation itself, RSVP card, reception card and that random piece of tissue paper that is seemingly v. important … but no one can figure out its true purpose (poor tissue paper). And each one of those components costs money — which is how invitations to your truly amazing, but still broke-ass, party can start costing you an arm, a leg and half your soul.

It’s cool, though. Ann’s Bridal Bargains has the easiest, simplest, prettiest and most cost-effective way to get your invites out and without sending you into debt: Send & Seal Invitations. Because: #duh. Nix the Fuss with Send 'n' Seal Invitations from Ann's Bridal Bargains

 

Get rid of all the fluff — sorry, extra tissue paper — and send your guests everything they need in one adorbz little package. It’s an envelope, invitation and RSVP card all in one. You just fold up the invitation and the RSVP postcard — conveniently attached at the bottom — and seal it with the included seals. Slap a stamp on that bad boy, drop it in the mail box and chillax until the RSVPs start arriving — in swarms, likely, because your invites are just that rad.

There’s no need to assemble anything. There’s no super spendy postage to consider because of odd-shaped or uber heavy card stock. And there’s no need to worry about making sure that each suite has all of its pieces. Which, let’s be real, is pretty awesome. Who’s got time for that bullsh, anyway?

Nix the Fuss with Send 'n' Seal Invitations from Ann's Bridal Bargains

Ann’s Bridal Bargains has a buttload of other invitation options, too, y’all. And they’ve got ‘em at broke-ass friendly prices, because they get that great style doesn’t have to come at a frightening price. Since Ann’s Bridal Bargains is special homies with Invitations by Dawn, they have access to the prettiest, most up-to-date designs but are able to offer them at a bigger discount. That’s pretty baller.

And, of course, they have a special offer just for you, Broke-Asses! Head over to Ann’s Bridal Bargains and get 20% off your purchase of $99+ when you use code BROKE20. Good for any damn thing on the site until 3/31.

 

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

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You guys are ready for spring, aren’t you? I know I am, and I live somewhere that saw 70-degree-plus weather last week. So while we wait for the blooms to rise from the frozen ground, how about we just pretend that patio-drinking weather is right around the corner? These gorgeous frocks, all under $60, evoke a considerably brighter, cheerier season ahead.

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

You Spring Me Joy Dress, $54.99 at ModCloth 

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

Talk of the Terrace dress, $43 at LuLu’s

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

Vintage Floral Dress, $54 at AmericanArchive on Etsy

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

1960s Style Floral Pleated Short Sleeve Flare Dress, $50 $37 at Unique Vintage

Five for Friday: Floral Frocks that Scream Spring

Ethereal Bouquet Floral Dress, $44.99 at Ruche

Which one of these pretty floral frocks do you like, BABs?

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

Budget Savvy Bride strikes again with her amazing budget wedding tips. This time? Edible favors, because #duh.

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Love Inc. has a super cute tutorial for a dreamcatcher cake topper.

This super sweet love shoot on Hey Wedding Lady is full of romantic feels and simple DIY details.

Considering a destination wedding in the Bahamas? Head to Brenda’s Wedding Blog for tips on how to pull it off.

What should go on your Save the Date? Kiss My Tulle knows.

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If you’ve been married once before, you might have an idea of how to navigate the waters of marriage. But sometimes, you can learn more from Round 2, as A Practical Wedding demonstrates.

Having trouble with your wedding playlist? Take a cue from Offbeat Bride and throw a Stereo Love Party!

For a super budget-friendly DIY, head to Something Turquoise to get the how-to on a sand and flower centerpiece.

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Credit: Mike Carreiro Photography