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Cash Registries Get Beautiful with Tendr

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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 a lifetime with their honeymoon.

Cash Registries Get Beautiful with Tendr

And, y’all, there are a TON of cash registry options out there. But Tendr blows ‘em all out of the water, just on looks alone.

Tendr provides the most aesthetically pleasing interface that actually feels like a gift-giving/receiving experience, rather than just the shuffling of cash over the Internetz. Tendr is set up to be elegant and streamlined, but still incredibly personalized and wildly in touch with modern technology.

You as the couple registering, get to set up your own unique page welcoming your guests and giving your friends and family the lowdown on how you plan on using their gifts and all the monies are slid right into your personal bank account for safe-keeping. Simple, right? You have no idea.

Cash Registries Get Beautiful with Tendr

Your guests give you a monetary gift in three easy steps:

1. Personalize a card from Tendr’s collection.

Cash Registries Get Beautiful with Tendr

2. Fill-a with skrilla.

Cash Registries Get Beautiful with Tendr

3. Hit send!

Oh, and you can hit ‘em right back with an instant, free thank-you card to let your guests know you got their gift and are super grateful. The rates to use are comparable to other cash sites (5% paid from the couple’s gifts, not on top of the gift paid by the guest), but the personalized cards and pretty interface are really what makes Tendr stand out from the rest of the pack.

 

 

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 high time for her to share it with y’all, too. Guys, I love this so much. Mercury glass can definitely be a pricey addition to your wedding budget, but Shannon nailed this DIY in totally Broke-Ass fashion. Have at it, lady!

My long-time love affair with vintage vessels began as a kid in my grandmother’s house. Aged, but elegant mercury glass peeked from behind lamps and picture frames, leaving me with a sense of nostalgia for an era I never experienced. It was so wistful, so romantic, that started planning my wedding to a man who gives me that warm and wistful feeling, I knew I wanted to decorate with it.

DIY or Die Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Then price tags shot me straight back into reality. Searching for “mercury glass compote” yielded beautiful pieces — that cost $30, $50, even $75. “Ok,” I thought, “I can have two flower arrangements.”

Being the personification of “champagne taste on a beer budget”, I’ve learned to compromise, but since I’ve been insisting “I’ll do it myself!” since the days of pigtails and Pampers, I decided to do a little (OK, a lot of) scouring of the Interwebz before throwing the towel in on my vision. Dozens of DIY tutorials promised faux mercury glass was easy to create with the right supplies, and — no lie — it’s not that hard at all! My goal was to keep the cost of vases under $10. All supplies included, these came out to less than $4 for 15 compote-style bowls. Broke-Ass score!

Your one non-negotiable, have-to-have-it, don’t-cut-corners supply is the paint. If it isn’t Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, you’re going to be disappointed. Because I wanted a gold finish to my pieces, I went with Krylon’s Foil Metallic spray paint to back the silver. One can of each provided more than enough paint for 15 finished compotes.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

I picked up my glass pieces (candlesticks and bowls) for a buck a pop at Dollar Tree, but you can use any clear glass for this technique. You’ll need an adhesive that is specifically made for glass-on-glass, a spray bottle with a “mist” setting filled with 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water, some rubbing alcohol and a handful of paper towels. Make sure to cover your surface to protect it from rogue spray paint and wear gloves to keep it off of your fingers.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Remove any price tags or stickers and rub the candlestick with rubbing alcohol to get rid of any lingering stickiness. Give it a generous mist with the water/vinegar mix so you see runny droplets.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Spray the gold Foil Metallic paint in short, quick bursts, leaving some of the glass exposed. This uneven application gives you an antiqued look when the process is complete, so don’t worry if the paint pools in places and doesn’t cover others. If you just want a silver finish, skip this step entirely.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

The foil paint dries quickly, so immediately blot the surface with a paper towel. The paint will crack and shift leaving exposed patches where your water/vinegar left droplets.

Spray the candlestick again with the vinegar/water solution and using the same short, quick bursts, apply a thin layer of the Looking Glass paint.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

This paint is much thinner and runnier, so rather than blotting immediately, give it about 5 seconds to set, then gently blot. Through some major trial and error, I found the best technique was to fold the paper towel, hold it at one end and just sort of smack the glass with the other. This absorbs those drops of water, but doesn’t smear the paint or take too much off. If you’re looking for a more silvery and reflective finish, mist, paint and blot again.

The bowl portion needs to be painted from the inside, so you’re going to start with the Looking Glass paint.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Use the same technique of misting, spraying and gently blotting on the inside of the bowl. I used two coats of Looking Glass on mine before adding the gold. The color will look transparent, but once the gold is added, the finish turns much more opaque. For a silvery mercury glass finish, eliminate the gold paint and add coats- alternating between misting with the spray bottle and applying the paint until you achieve your desired finish.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Mist your bowl one last time with the water/vinegar mixture and lightly spray the Foil Metallic paint, blotting away the bubbles. Again, an uneven application leaves you with a more antiqued look, so imperfections are actually, well, perfect. From the outside of the bowl you’ll see silver, gold and clear spots. Admire your work; you’ve done a bang-up job!

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Run a generous ring of glue around the top of your candlestick. You want enough to form a good seal with the bowl, but not so much it squishes out. Let that glue sit for about two minutes, then attach the candlestick to the bowl. Leave it upside down to set for 20 to 30 minutes, or according to your adhesive’s instructions.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Give the candlestick a little tug to see if it’s sticking to the glass. If it stays, flip the entire piece over and let it sit for a day to make sure the glue has really cured and you’re left with one solid piece of DIY delightfulness!

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

If you plan on using a floral arrangement that needs water, line your compote with a disposable picnic bowl to keep water from ruining your paint. This way you can also transport the vases to your venue wrapped safely in a box with the flowers waiting in your liner bowl.

DIY or DIE: Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

Now you and your guests can enjoy your budget-conscious decor that’s both on-trend and timeless. And it’s one of those items that’s perfect to use in your house after your wedding!

Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar

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 to pick my five favorite things from their site, as long as it was no more than $25 worth of products. And I had a heyday … though I was only able to pick 4 products for the allotted amount, I totally splurged and bought myself a little something extra.

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

Turquoise Blue Little Round Hurricane Lantern, $5

This little guy hangs out on my pegboard where I store my pots and pans and totally pops against the pale yellow, but I think this would be a great, colorful option for the wintery centerpiece DIY.

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Gilt Gold Paper Straws – 25 pack, $3.95

I like straws. I like gold. I like drinking bubbly out of gold straws because it makes me feel fancy, OK? Besides, how cute were the black iterations in Ally’s bridesmaid brunch?

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

Small Scalloped Framed Tin Sign with Chalkboard, $6.98

This adorable little chalkboard is so cute! We use it in our house to write stupid stuff to one another, but for a wedding it would be great to denote a treat table or drinks or just hang sweet love notes around — written by your guests!

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

Small Hanging Glass Ball Vase, $3.75

I have every intention of filling mine with glitter. There is absolutely nothing else I would use it for in my own house, and I think that everyone should do this for their wedding, too. Or just use this vase as shown, with a pretty stem. A GLITTER STEM.

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

Small Gold Mercury Glass Trinket Box (Oval Design), $19.95

My kitten loves nothing more in the whole wide world than to steal my rings, earrings and hair ties, so I got this to keep her sticky little paws out of my stuff. However, this is also a great alternative to a ring pillow — have your flower girl or ring bearer carry this pretty piece down the aisle, and you won’t have to worry about the ribbon coming loose or other potential disasters.

 

 

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Jim Hjelm Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

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 and she has her eye on something strapless. More specifically, a strapless Jim Hjelm gown. He is known for his unique and delicate embroidery. This gown is oh-so lovely. The tulle cascading in the back has beautiful lace, floral embroidery. Did I mention how romantic it is?  The back is truly unique. I look at dresses allllll the time and I haven’t seen many out there with this design. I really lerve this one.  *Sigh* But enough about me, this gal is gettin’ hitched in June! Also, since the wedding is going to be country, rustic and the bride will be wearing her boots (which I love, by the way!) I tried to find gowns that would look kick-ass with some cowgirl boots! I am blessed in the chest region, too, so I know the importance of finding the right fit for your body type. Strapless is actually a great style for the girls. I focused on a sweetheart neckline because something that is dipped is better than something going straight across your bust line. We don’t want the girls looking like a shelf on our wedding day if you know what I mean. Also, as Christen added in the comments, adding a strap isn’t a costly alteration. It’s all about what you feel your best in. You want to feel beautiful but still be comfortable. You’ll definitely need a good, strapless bra although some women do just fine with the built-in cup. Here’s what Gloria wrote in:

“My sister is getting married in June 2015 and has found the dress.  The problem is she is quite endowed in the chest department and the dress is strapless.  What would you suggest for a cheaper alternative that would look great on her petite (large chest) frame?  The dress she has found is Jim Hjelm style 8002.  The dress is gorgeous but the price and the fact that it’s strapless is a concern.

Thank you,

Gloria”

Can't Afford It

jim-hjelm-spring-2010-wedding-dresses-deep-sweetheart-hints-of-lace-flower-applique.full Jim Hjelm (Style:JH8002) $3,700

Get Over It ForHerAndHim410 Strapless A-Line Wedding Gown With Layered Skirt (Style: 0113878) $410 at For Her and For Him

BHLDN480 A-Line Gown With Scalloped Tiers Swirled Soutache (Style: 30613871) $480 at BHLDN

BHLDN600 Floral Lace Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 32065971) $600 at BHLDN

(This sash is currently sold out but they have plenty of others that would look amaze.)

SimplyBridal640 Romantic Gown With Princess Body (Style: 80326) $640 at Simply Bridal

TulleAndChantilly690 Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress With V-Neck (Style: TCCMD1006) $690 at Tulle & Chantilly

AnnTaylor795 Lace Spaghetti Strap Gown (Style: 358266) $795 at Ann Taylor

BBP799 Strapless Tulle & Organza Ball Gown (Style: 4973) $799 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP850 Tulle Gown With Lace Appliques (Style: 50315) $850 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP853 Tulle Ball Gown With Shimmery Bodice & Lace Motifs (Style: Agatha 13074) $853 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP899 Tulle Ball Gown With Crystal Beading (Style: 5302) $899 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP950 Tulle Ball Gown With Alencon Lace (Style: 3178) $950 at BestBridalPrices.com

So, Gloria, do you think your sister will like some of these alternatives? BestBridalPrices has some REALLY amazing dresses and a HUGE selection. I use them a lot because I know they’re a good company with fantastic ratings/reviews and quality dresses. They have some great prices, too, and a lot of these gowns come with a free veil & shoes! Doesn’t get much better than free!  Has she been to David’s Bridal? They have really been bringing the pretty lately and you can always find something within your budget there. I hope she is able to find something soon because June is right around the corner. We’re here if you have any other questions! Until next week, BABs …

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! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Real Bride Katie: Finding an Engagement Picture that’s So Us

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 …

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… to completely ridiculous.

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We chose to use a fun picture for our Paperless Post save the date, also. Why not have a little fun with them? A shot like this is much more us and much more interesting than a serious posed one anyway, don’t you think? Plus, it’s been said that your wedding stationery helps set the overall feel and expectations of your wedding day, and we think it’s necessary to include a picture that’s totally representative of who we are.

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I think save the dates are a great way to be a little more casual. Only your very close relatives are really thinking about what they need to wear to your wedding, so there’s no need to worry about conveying the formality level of your wedding this far out if you don’t want to. Mix it up!

 

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

Issue 3 of the gorgeous Love Inc. Mag just launched, and you can see the whole shebang here.

Valentine’s is still a little ways away, but The Big Fat Indian Wedding’s  heart-shaped cookies are so pretty.

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Aside from the stunning images, Wedding Sparrow is also great for DIY tutorials, such as a fabric dyeing how-to using nuts.

Kiss My Tulle rounded up a solid list of the best bridesmaids flats.

I want to cover my entire refrigerator with the magnets from this glittery DIY on The Budget Savvy Bride.

Tidewater & Tulle has a dreamy inspiration board focused on Pantone’s Color of the Year: Marsala.

Buzzfeed compiled a ridiculously swoonworthy collection of tattooed brides.

This microgarden would be the absolute coolest wedding present/bridal shower/Valentine’s Day present for you cooks.

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What cool things have you seen in wedding world, BABs?

 

Real Bride Meg: Everyone Wants to Help, So Let Them!

“I know someone who does that!” “You can just borrow mine!” “Here, let me help you make one!”

These are just a few phrases I have come — fortunately! — far too familiar with in the past year. The truth is, when you plan a wedding, everyone wants to be involved. It’s not a bad problem to have!

Steve and I chose a venue that doesn’t do packaged deals, so everything has to be brought in by us — meaning all of the setup, beverages, centerpieces … you name it. We are so fortunate to have such talent and creativity in our families alone, and we are using them to our full advantage to save us time and money. In lieu of gifts, we’re having some of our bigger expenses taken care of! Case in point, my sister and MOH is a professionally trained baker. It’s a good thing, too, because having an estimated headcount of about 230 guests means a six-tier cake, or in our case, 3-4 different cakes. I can’t even fathom spending hundreds of dollars on sugar and flour.

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Photo: The Flour Child Home Bakery

While asking my sister to bake our cakes was a no-brainer, we thought of other ways to incorporate the many talents of our wedding guests into the day as well, starting with pre-wedding tasks. One of my ‘maids is an amateur calligrapher, so she immediately offered to address our save the dates and invitations. So far, the save the dates came out beautifully! Still working on the invitations, so more to come on that.

Now, back to the wedding day. The ceremony site and reception tables need to be set up by someone, and this BAB isn’t that someone. My future mother-in-law’s thoughtful friends stepped right up to the task as they live 10 minutes away from the venue. Check!

To piggyback off of that, we’re also having our flowers farmed by a family member, who is an excellent gardner. She’ll be putting together all of the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages for the wedding party — another huge expense I just can’t wrap my head around since flowers have a short life span. Check!

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The beautiful calligraphy done by one of my darling bridesmaids

Next, the ceremony: We want it to be super personal because, you know, this is our marriage we’re talking about. We didn’t want to hire any old officiant who would be a stranger to us before and after all is said and done, so we hired a friend of ours. We saw him in action during our friends’ wedding, and he’s even in seminary school now. Check!

Moving on to the next part of the day, which might turn out to be my favorite part (if I get to enjoy any of it) — cocktail hour. We really wanted to amp up this part of the day to get our guests excited for the party that will go down later in the night. Lucky for me, two of my uncles are musicians, so naturally, I asked them to entertain our guests while they sip cocktails and nibble on hors d’oeuvres. Our guests will also get to have a little bit of photo booth fun, thanks to a friend of a bridesmaid. With a camera set up by said friend, we’ll have a few chairs, a big frame, some silly props and a book for guests to write down their email addresses to have their photos sent to them. Sure beats spending $500 on an actual booth. Check and check!

And finally, the reception. I don’t have anyone doing any specific jobs for this part of the day, but this is kind of where it all comes together. The work of multiple friends and family members will all be on display at this point, between the floral arrangements, cake(s) table and centerpieces. Although, I do have some ridiculous and thrifty requests for people to be on the lookout for to include on tables (like clocks … so many clocks).

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Who needs table numbers when you have clocks? Photo courtesy of weddingchicks.com

While I have an abundance of people to ask for favors, some BABs might not be as lucky. If they haven’t offered, chances are your guests are just waiting for you to ask. On a similar note, I’m sure a number of you are struggling to find ways to get some your loved ones involved, like dear ol’ Dad. Something tells me he doesn’t have too much of an opinion on your wedding dress (because you look beautiful in anything, #duh) but maybe have him take you to the bridal shop. My dad took me, my mom and half of my bridesmaids up to NYC to go dress shopping. What a guy!

Here are some other ways to have loved ones (like Dad) involved the day-of:

  • Give them the itinerary and ask them to keep track of time.
  • Have anyone guarding the gift table? Someone’s gotta do it!
  • The grand exit: if you’re having your guests throw something or light up sparklers, have someone special take charge of making sure everyone has what they need.
  • Having transportation for your guests? Communicating with transportation services is a lot of back and forth. Assign someone to do the task for you with a report of who has the best prices.

Using your resources will be a key factor to keeping you from becoming a bridezilla in the weeks leading up to your wedding. Not only does it help out your budget, but your entire wedding day will become that much more personal. It will scream “THIS IS WHO WE ARE!” and everyone who contributed will see their work on display. The added bonus: they will all be factors of your successful marriage!

So, now I want to know how you’re getting everyone involved! Is there anyone who has been too willing to help? How have you handled it?

DIY or DIE: Winter-Inspired Centerpieces on an Uber Budget

Guys, I’d like to cordially introduce our new DIY and style guru Whitney, who blogs over at A Touch of Whitney. Homegirl has a way with setting up super pretty designs and by awesome luck, she loves budget goods, too. Whitney will be posting new ideas for weddings every couple of weeks and sharing how she makes it happen on a broke-ass budget!

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What if I told you instead of just a small simple centerpiece for your wedding to save money, you could have all this … and it still won’t break your bank account? Stick with me. I’ll show you the ways.

I had so much fun doing this centerpiece design and putting together this shoot with Danielle Angell Photography. There are a good number of items on the table, but they’re all very easy to score for practically nothing.

Winter Blog Photo Shoot Close #1 A winter theme was obviously where my head was at. I began thinking of what reminds me of winter, and nature was the first thing that popped in my head. Wood, antlers, pine, holly berries, snow, fires … oh you get the idea. Here are the key components:

THE WOOD LOGS:

I unexpectedly hit the jackpot that sent me to my full design:  I drove by a house that had trimmed back their crape myrtle tree. And they had cut the tree into these perfect log sizes to put by the road with all the branches. They were there for the taking – read: free – and I did not even have to chop them. The even better part: they favor the beauitful birch wood that is so popular in design.  I know you all won’t luck upon free logs on the side of the road, so think about who you know. Do you know anyone who lives on a decent amount of land or anyone who has many trees on their property that would not mind trimming some tress for you? Be creative with your resources. Winter Blog Logs Close

THE MITTENS AND HAT:

After I piled the wood in the back of my car, I noticed my mittens on the seat. I knew at home I had a matching toboggan … score! (Side Story: my dad just told me recently only us southern folk call a winter hat a toboggan What??!! {Eds. Note: True Story. I never heard that term until I moved to Kentucky — and I’m from wintery Wyoming where EVERYONE wears hats.}) These items cost nothing to use, since I already owned them and were a perfect add to the winter theme. I love the soft texture they add to the design. Hit up Goodwill, thrift shops, yard sales or band your friends together and borrow their old less-often worn items.  Keep it cheap, use your resources, and never be afraid to phone a friend. Winter Blog Shoot Hat

THE ANTLERS:

Thank the deer on this one. They shed these beautiful pieces right off their body, free for the taking (check local regulations). Got some hunter friends? They’ll come in handy: They can grab these for you or may already have some just lying around,  or Pinterest has several how to’s for DIY antlers. Winter Blog Antlers

THE LANTERNS:

Being in the wedding business and having a stockpile of awesome stuff, I get to cheat and walk into my attic to my storage area for supplies and poof! Out I come with three lanterns. Check Goodwill or local hardware or gardening stores for some great options and plop a votive inside. Winter Blog Lantern

Winter Blog Lanterns

THE PINE TREES, PINECONES, HOLLY AND BERRIES:

Well this was easy, My clippers and I got the job done. Keep in mind pine trees are sappy, so either were gloves or consider your hands and clothes warned. As for holly bushes … ouch! they will poke you. Those gloves may come in handy again. These limbs are a bug’s home. Rinse everything off to avoid creepy crawlers coming as your unplanned wedding guests.

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Winter Shoot Blanket

THE BLANKET:

Few things are more romantic than hanging by the fire snuggling with your baby and your favorite blanket, so naturally a cute fleece fabric is a great addition. I got this piece at Hobby Lobby and got a discount from a coupon spending $9  I got roughly 60 inches cut, then I added slightly more to make sure I had plenty.  And I wanted long enough to become a blanket for my home after the shoot.   Winter Blog Candle

THE FIRE:

Ok, ok there really wasn’t a true fire … but, there were candles. The candles give you a flickering flame, light, and the feeling of warmth on the table, which just adds to the ambiance.

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THE SNOW:

No, I did not pay someone to come blow snow for the shoot. That would not be budget-friendly at all. And no I did not get lucky enough to get free snow falling from the sky … I made the snow! However, this is a story for another day … stay tuned.

So a quick list to sum it all up:

1. The WOOd: Free

2. The MITTENS: Free (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

3. The TOBOGGAN: Free (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

4. The ANTLERS: Free (borrowed)

5. The LANTERNS: $5 a piece (bought long ago, so Free for the shoot)

6.  The PINE, PINECONES, HOLLY, & BERRIES: Free (thanks nature)

7. The BLANKET-$9 total yardage with a coupon

8. The CANDLES: Average $10-$12 for at least 12  (overall price varies by store, coupons used, and sales)

9. The SNOW: $3-$4

I hope you find this helpful and just know this “discount winter wedding design” tutorial is not over!! I have two other possible designs to come and more on the candles/snow.  Can’t wait … TO BE CONTINUED

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

We’re sharing some of our favorite wedding-y things from around the Internetz. From inspiration shoots to style boards to DIY and planning tips, these are the things that catch our eye in other corners of the wedding Web.

Honeymooning in Paris, but don’t want to take a ton of luggage? Kiss My Tulle has a great chart for what to pack for 7 days in the City of Light and still have enough room for some shopping.

Budget Savvy Bride has been sharing awesome tips on how to throw a budget wedding, and Budget Wedding Tip No. 17 is no different.

Budget Savvy Bride Wedding Tips No. 17

This Bahamas wedding featured on Bajan Wed is visually swoonworthy, but the story will tug at your heart strings.

Add some color to your life during these grey days and get tips on how to make your own centerpieces with a winter flower recipe from A Coastal Bride.

Bright Winter Flower Recipe from Coastal Bride

Photo Credit: Gillian Ellis Photography

Disney die-hards will be pleased to know the new line of Alfred Angelo’s fairy tale wedding gowns has launched and Inspired By Dis has the full rundown on styles and prices.

Here at BAB, we tend to say wedding favors should be edible, drinkable or overall useful. Classic Bride has a recipe for spiced pecan wedding favors that definitely falls into the edible (and potentially useful — if you’re eating them after drinking all night) category.

Speaking of edible and useful favors, Tidewater and Tulle has a tutorial for how to make edible herb lollipop drink stirrers. And now I would like a mojito, thankyouverymuch.

DIY Herb Lollipop Drink Stirrers from Tidewater and Tulle

Photo credit: Caitlin Gerres Photography

BAB’s very own lady of wedding wisdom, Liz Coopersmith of Silver Charm Events, had one of her stunning gay weddings featured on Style Me Pretty.

 

What have you seen around the wonderful world of weddings on the Web, BABs?