Broke-Ass Category: PSA’s

11/18

UPDATE! As of 6pm PST today, we’re holding steady at #5 on the Amazon Best Seller List in the Wedding Planning category! GREAT WORK, Team Broke-Ass! Let’s keep it going! Have you pre-ordered your copy yet? How about as a gift for someone you know? How high can we get that number? :)

Attention Broke-Ass Brigade! Today is a very exciting day! It’s here!
First, you may have noticed a GORGEOUS new site design courtesy of the fabulous Kate at Striped Cat Studio, which we’ve launched in celebration of…. *drum roll please…..

The Big BAB Book Buy is TODAY! The plan is simple: getting a book up the Amazon bestseller list for a couple of days isn’t impossible, because it takes only hundreds of sales, rather than thousands or more, to get there.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN. Our goal is to get as many people as possible to buy the BAB book on the same day, to propel it up the Amazon ranking chart, which will be very exciting for a first-time author such as myself, and might get us a little extra attention along the way to help promote it! Your support will let the wedding world and publishing industry know that we need more representation and resources for couples who want to rock bad-ass weddings without breaking the bank. That there’s a big difference between spending smart and being cheap. That our personalities and values should be reflected in the execution of our wedding, not dampened under layers of predicable tulle and lace. That we’re broke-ass brides and proud of it, damnit! How amazing would that be, yo?!?

And I need you guys to help make it happen. But first, here’s a little taste of the delicious cake I’m serving up, to whet your palates for more! Scroll on through the excerpt to see a sneak peek of the book!

Not too shabby, eh? Packed with wedding planning tips and tricks, advice from real broke-ass brides (like you!), DIY craft tutorials, recipes and sample budgets from real brides… I think this book delivers quite a powerful punch! Like, spiked punch, yo. DRANK.

So please, pre-order the book TODAY! Perfect holiday timing to buy for yourself, as a gift for your newly-engaged friends or family, or for anyone helping you plan your wedding, or their own! It will be delivered on December 17th – the day the book appears in stores! You can order the book through:

If we can get The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide to be a best-seller, even if only for a day, it will bring much-needed attention to our little corner of the internet, give strength to a value system that doesn’t get enough credit in the wedding industry, and help grow our community exponentially!

Please spread the word! Share your purchase on Facebook and Twitter to help other brides-to-be find their way to a bad-ass, broke-ass wedding day!

Dana
The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 4/16

    That’s right! We’re recruiting a few more contributors to play in our sandbox and rock their broke-asses in our general direction… so we’re going straight to the source. To the goods. To the most bad-ass readership around!

    If you’re….

    a frugal fashionista obsessed with thrifty threads and knows where to find ’em……

    OR

    a savvy-shopper who can Can’t Afford It/Get Over It like a picture-perusing powerhouse

    OR

    planning your own wedding like its your life’s broke-ass masterpiece…..

    OR

    a party-planning maven with a yen for dreaming up fun and funky themed events…

    …. AND you’re also:

    possessed by everything wedding-related like in a way that makes you worry for your sanity…..

    AND futhermore, you’re:

    clever, crafty, smart, sassy, cheeky, funny, mouthy, resourceful, witty, reliable, of questionable propriety, punctual, piquant and (above all), can do it all in writing... then we want you!

    zombie bride wants you, too!

    Specifically, we’re in the market for contributors in our Can’t Afford It/Get Over It, Wedding Inspiration, Fashion and Real Brides columns… the roost is expanding! Know how to use creativity as currency? Can you commit to us with as much hot passion as we do to you? Got a voice and know how to use it? Want to gain valuable writing experience and exposure? You might be just our kind of chicken.

    Or, if you have an original column idea to pitch, we want to hear that too!

    If you think you’ve got the chops and want in on this party (its kind of really a super fun party), shoot us an email detailing why you want to be a member of Team Broke-Ass, throw in some links to your favorite writing samples and generally make us love you! ‘Cuz we wanna love you. We wanna love you loooooooong time. (bonus points for entries involving haiku. for realsies. no, I mean it.)

    info [at] brokeassbride [dot] com

    We’ll be accepting applications alllllll week long, and probably even next week, too. Bring it on, Broke-Ass Masses!

    Dana
    The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 1/17

    Peep a few little tidbits of SUPER IMPORTANT INFO! I'm rounding up some important updates that I've been meaning to share. And away we go! 1. I'm hosting a dinner at Hugo's (the day after my birthday!), through Grub With Us - a cool new social dining/networking company, which hooks up people like me with a meal-full of like-minded, hungry eaters. I'm a super big…

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    8/16

    We’ll shout it from the rooftops: We heart marriage equality! And our fabulous bloggy friends over at A Practical Wedding are throwing a fabulous shindig in NYC to celebrate the state’s recent legalization of gay marriage! “Yay New York: A Mass Reception to Celebrate Marriage Equality” is taking place on August 25th at 320 Studio in Manhattan’s fashion district. Check it out, it’s pretty stunning.…

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    4/25

    One month from today, I'll be in my 12th surgery. Time is moving way too fast. The outpouring of love and support from you readers, and the wedding community, has been absolutely incredible, and I'm thrilled to announce that the current Dishing for Dana FUNdraising total is.... $8,320.96 -- that's nearly 40% of our goal! That's also $832.00 going to the AARDA to help the…

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  • 4/8

    Dana forwarded a letter to me from one of our readers who was having trouble with the message boards on another wedding website. No, she didn't say which one. But "C" recently tried to post a couple questions of her own on the board, and was shocked at the response: Both posts received the cattiest, snarkiest responses I could imagine, not one of which was…

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    3/14

    There's not much I can say about the devastation in Japan that hasn't already been said. Its simply heartbreaking. One thing that continually blows my mind about the blogging community is our ability to come together in times like these and rally support for those in need. Enter Lydia (our real weddings editor and the talent behind Ever Ours), and Lucia and Henny (the utterly…

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  • 11/1

    This is a site that is supposed to be fun, inspirational and mainly about weddings. So where do I get the cajones to bring up politics into this place that we try to escape those concerns? Well don’t git scurred, I’m keeping my political opinions out of this, and trust me that’s hard ‘cause I can jibber jabber politics 'till the Congress comes home. (Did…

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