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Affiliate Disclaimer NewEtsy MyScrapbookDesigns Myrtle Beach Overlay

Scrapbook overlay available from Etsy seller MyScrapbookDesigns

Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget.

Alright, fellas. You’ve got the itinerary, events are booked and now you’re just left daydreaming at the office, counting down the days until you get to smell the salt in the air. There’s only one thing left: What to pack. Below are a few items we recommend adding to your suitcase to make sure you’re prepared.

Old Navy Faux Leather Boat Shoes

Faux-Leather Boat Shoes, $13.99 from Old Navy

Etsy EmblemEyewear Classic Half Frame Vintage ClubmasterHalf- Frame Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses, $6.95 from Etsy seller EmblemEyewear

J. Crew Panama HatPanama Hat, $60 from J. Crew


Old Navy Flannel Lined CoatFlannel-Lined Canvas Jacket, $65 from Old Navy

Mens Wearhouse Calvin Klein Blue Linen Extreme Slimfit Sport CoatCalvin Klein Sportscoat, $79.99 from Men’s Wearhouse

Amazon Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Faace LotionNeutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with Sunscreen, $9.25 from Amazon

It’s always a good idea to check the weather in advance, in case you need to get an umbrella or a good sunscreen when you arrive.

Do you have any awesome Myrtle Beach memories to share? Any recommendations? Share in the comments below or on Instagram with #brokeassbride!

  • 10/6

    Affiliate Disclaimer New

    Hey BABs! Much as I’d love to play Fairy Godmother and conjure each of you the perfect gown with a flick of my sparkly wand, I am but a mere mortal, confined to hunting for wedding dresses from among those that already exist. It’s been my honor and pleasure being a #GownHunter for you, but now it’s time for me to pass the torch. This will be my last CAI / GOI post for the foreseeable future (:sniff:), but DON’T PANIC! Caitlyn’s got your back, and the CAI / GOI posts will continue, so keep sending your requests!

    For my last trick — er, post — I’m tackling a request for three inspiration gowns, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!

    Hey! 🙂 My name is Hanna and I am looking for a wedding dress that is under $200. We are paying for everything ourselves and I cannot afford to spend a lot of money on a dress but I still want it to look amazing. I am in love with the wedding dresses by Allure but they are way too expensive. Can you please help me find something like these dresses but in my price range?

    Can't Afford It

    Allure Bridals 2809

    Allure Bridals 2809, $750-$999

    Allure Bridals 2858

    Allure Bridals 2858, $1,000-$1,499

    Allure Bridals 9272

    Allure Bridals 9272, $1,000-$1,499

    Get Over It

    Ivory Lace Open Back Wedding Dress by Dresssupermaker

    Ivory Lace Open Back Wedding Dress, $149+ by Etsy seller Dresssupermaker

    Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach

    Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach, $175 at Modcloth

    A-line Sheer Ivory Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress by MermaidBridal

    A-line Sheer Ivory Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress, $199 by Etsy seller MermaidBridal

    Fete of the Union Maxi Dress in Ivory

    Fete of the Union Maxi Dress in Ivory, $150 at Modcloth

    Own the Ceremony Maxi Dress in White

    Own the Ceremony Maxi Dress in White, $175 at Modcloth

    Allison Parris Sugar Coat Dress

    Allison Parris Sugar Coat Dress, $70 rental at Rent the Runway

    Simply Liliana Wedding Dress

    Simply Liliana Wedding Dress, $65 at Tradesy

    A Love Above the Rest Fit and Flare Dress in Blush

    A Love Above the Rest Fit and Flare Dress in Blush, $175 at Modcloth

    Tulle Love and Cherish Lace Dress in White

    Tulle Love and Cherish Lace Dress in White, $175 at Modcloth

    The Depth of Your Delicacy Fit and Flare Dress in Petal

    The Depth of Your Delicacy Fit and Flare Dress in Petal, $60 at Modcloth

    Marabelle Lace Dress

    Marabelle Lace Dress, $65 at Ruche

    Fancy Forecast Lace Dress

    Fancy Forecast Lace Dress, $40 at Modcloth

    Short Lace Wedding Dress by ieie

    Short Lace Wedding Dress, $200 by Etsy seller ieie

    What do you think, Hanna? Can any of these gowns stand in for an amazing Allure wedding dress? Stop by and let us know in the comments! 

    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. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

    *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.
  • 10/5


    Long before Michael officially asked me to marry him, we had discussed our wedding plans in detail. We both wanted to cover the entire cost of the wedding on our own. I knew certain things weren’t as important to me as others. For instance, I didn’t really want a crazy expensive dress or huge ceremony. Neither of those things really defines who we are. If…

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    A Real Wedding that Eschews Tradition || Photo: Timony Siobhan

    Credit: Timony Siobhan Don’t let anybody tell you that if you have a minute budget, you’d be better off getting married in city hall (unless, of course, that’s something you want to do). If you’ve always wanted to have a wedding, you can have a wedding. More importantly, there is absolutely no reason that you can’t have a gorgeous and memorable wedding no matter your budget.…

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    Real Bride Ciji's bridesmaid flower arrangement

    I’m 75 days into the happiest time of my life. I’m floating on Cloud 9, the new accessory on my left finger continues to sparkle and the engagement glow is bright, everything is just as I imagined it and I am itching to plan the wedding of my dreams. There’s just one small challenge ... the budget! Professionally, I have planned thousands of events for…

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  • 10/3

    BAB Heather Shotgun wedding

    Cake topper available from Etsy seller MissSarahCake As I walk through my day at work where only a select few people know that I am pregnant, I get asked at least 2-5 times a week about my wedding. “When's the big day?”  “Have you found a dress?” “Where are you getting married?” “What are your colors gonna be?” After finding out that I am growing…

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    Marathon Runner Cake Topper by Clayphory

    Marathon Runner Cake Topper, $205 by Etsy seller Clayphory Pre-post disclaimer: If you're looking for fitspiration, you've come to the wrong place. This is not a post about losing weight, working out, or changing your appearance for your wedding day. Instead, this post contains tips to (hopefully) keep you from passing out on your wedding day. These are general tips, not medical advice. As always, consult your doctor or nutritionist…

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    Ashi Studio S_S 2015

    Man, oh man, today's CAI/GOI post may be the most challenging request we've had yet! Reader Teneasha commented on this post with: "I need help. I've never seen a bridal gown that felt like the gown for me. I'm starting to lower my expectations to a gown that is slimming because there's no way that I can afford my dream gown that's rumored to be…

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  • 9/26

    Planner Cover

    Maybe someone is about to be deployed, or perhaps it’s slightly less dramatic, like the fall semester is about to begin. There are many reasons why couples choose to get hitched on the fly, and in most cases, money is a factor -- or lack thereof anyway. Fortunately, there are ways to pull off a great broke-ass wedding on short notice, as the following guide…

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