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{Win This + Weekend Wrap Up} Have A Perfectly Executed Vintage Wedding With Style Me Vintage And More!

Harking back to the classic styles of previous decades is often the foundation of a truly original, elegant, and stylish wedding, but it can be difficult to get all of the vintage details right without a little bit of guidance. Style Me Vintage: Weddings looks at how to source and put together vintage bridal outfits and event styling. Packed with gorgeous ideas and practical advice—from finding a dress to putting together accessories, flowers, makeup, hair, and even extra details such as the venue, cake, stationery, photography, and entertainment as well as a VENDOR DIRECTORY (Hallelujah! Because we don’t all have the time or resources to troll thrift, consignment, and online stores all day erry day) —Style Me Vintage: Weddings makes sure all aspects of your perfect day are covered, with style! This week, one lucky BAB will win a copy of Style Me Vintage: Weddings! Want an additional entry? Subscribe to our free newsletter and learn about exclusive deals for BABs bi-weekly!

Before we split for a weekend packed full of mother lovin’…or uh, mother appreciation maybe, here’s a few coupons and deals for brides provided by our pals at

Need to transform old photos and videos to digital? iMemories is offering you 20% off, plus you get 5% cash back from!

Got a DIY project on the backburner? Get 40% off any one item at Joann this week!

Shopbop is offering up to 70% off designer clothing, shoes, and accessories, including items from their Wedding Boutique!

Target is offering 10% off on your entire order of bridesmaids dresses! (Which are already super affordable. DOUBLE WIN.)

Sseko is extending a special offer to brides – get a FREE pair of wedding sandals when you order 4 pairs or more for your b-maids!

Get 15% off on bridal jewelry at Inspired Silver!

Wedding Cuts makes fab monogrammed wedding cake toppers and decor, and they’re offering 10% off site-wide when you share them with a friend!

And now, here’s a few fab deals from the BAB Community:

Are you looking for a gorgeous, exceptionally eco-friendly wedding gown that won’t murder your wedding budget? Right now you can get 20% off wedding dresses bought direct from Celia Grace (order must be placed by June 30).  Just mention coupon code HASASTORY20 when you place your order via email or phone. These wedding dresses are Fair Trade and made of sumptuous eco silk – be sure to check out Celia Grace’s stunning bridal collection! (Orders must be placed, with 50% down payment, by Sunday June 30th. Offer only good for orders placed directly with Celia Grace, not at trunk shows or in stores. 20% discount off the list price of the wedding dress only, not accessories or shipping.)

Check. It. Out. At Pantora Bridal, you can save $125 off of your wedding dress by being part of our gang with the code BAB13–and if you’re ordering flower girl dresses, sashes, or headpieces, you can save 20% with the code BROKEASS13! SWAG.

Teacup Bridal, creator of gooooorgeous fabric bouquets that you’ll love and cherish and be able to keep forever, is offering BABs 10% off through June 30th with the code BROKEASS!

Fabulous designer of custom couture gowns Nina K.L. is offering BABs an amazing deal: 20% off your order when you mention BAB *and* a free lingerie bag!

Happy Friday, BABs! Remember, Mother’s Day is this Sunday!

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{Win This + Weekend Wrap Up} Win $100 In Store Credit To The Wedding Mile & More!


Looking for a new one-stop shop for vintage and handmade wedding goods? The Wedding Mile is where it’s at! The Wedding Mile has got you covered in over 100 categories, from rings to dresses to decor…and everything inbetween! (Our favorite category by far is DIY, which gives you a creative springboard without NEARLY as much work!)

The Wedding Mile is in love with all things wedding and handmade, staying on top of wedding trends with their blog, and staying in touch with their customer base with a forum–so they’re never far away if you have a question or concern. To celebrate the kick-off of wedding season, this week, one lucky BAB will win a $100 credit to The Wedding Mile, useable on absolutely anything her heart desires!

A few more tidbits for brides before we take a little weekend respite…, the totes-awesome coupon hub that lets you print unlimited coupons for the stores you love, is giving away a $250 Visa gift card to put toward your wedding! Contest ends April 31st! (Also, check out this bad-ass feature they did on Dana!)

Fabulous designer of custom couture gowns Nina K.L. is offering BABs an amazing deal: 20% off your order when you mention BAB *and* a free lingerie bag!

NYC bridal designer Pantora is extending an exclusive offer to our BABs – get $125 off any wedding dress order with coupon code “BAB13″, and get 20% off of flower girl dresses, headpieces, and sashes with coupon code “BROKEASS13″! You can check out their gorgeous bridal selections here!

Happy Friday, BABs!

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{Win This + Weekend Wrap Up} Submit Your Photo & Win 100 Letterpress Invitations From InviteSite!

Your photo here!

InviteSite, creators and purveyors of beautiful, sophisticated, and eco-friendly invitations has a conundrum: They’ve got a brand-spanking new letterpress & photograph design, but in order to showcase it on their site, they need to print it first. But why print it with a photo of their employees (attractive though they may be) or models when they could use a photo that showcases actual, real, love? This is where you come in, BABs! InviteSite wants to use one of your engagement/couple photos on their invitation design, to be showcased on their website forevermore, and in exchange, you’ll receive 100 FREE stunning letterpress invites! This isn’t a popularity or beauty contest: the winner will be, as always, chosen at random…but in order to win, you MUST post your photograph/a link to your photograph in the comments. Want an extra entry? Subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter!

Also – we wanted to let our fab BABs know that we’re hosting another live Twitter chat with our resident wedding planning guru Liz Coopersmith (of Silver Charm Events and “Ask Liz” fame) NEXT Wednesday, April 17th, at 1 pm EST/10 am PDT on Twitter! You can tweet your pressing wedding questions to @brokeassbride or @silvercharmevnt in advance, or just tune in next Wednesday to watch the action happen! SO many inspirational ideas get tossed around during our #livewithliz chat seshes, you guys, don’t miss it!

NYC bridal designer Pantora is extending an exclusive offer to our BABs – get $125 off any wedding dress order with coupon code “BAB13″, and get 20% off of flower girl dresses, headpieces, and sashes with coupon code “BROKEASS13″! You can check out their gorgeous bridal selections here!

Want to be featured on TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New”? Send your name, contact info, and a few pictures of the dress that’s been passed down to you to:

Lastly, here’s a few fab deals for brides, provided by our pals at

DSW: 70% off Clearance (Pick up a hot pair of bridal pumps and get 6% Cash Back!_

Joann: 40% off Regular Priced Item (Got any DIY wedding projects to tackle this weekend?)

Best Bridal Prices: $25 off select wedding shoes

The Body Shop: 25% off entire order (They have great stuff for an at-home spa day- a fun, low-key hang idea for you and your bridesmaids!)

Sephora: Free Mystery Gift with $25+ purchase (Lest you need a few fantastic make-up and skincare products for your wedding day!)

My Wedding Favors: 20% off site wide deal (This place is full of unique wedding favor ideas!)

FTD: several great deals and coupons (If you like the idea of mail-ordering your bouquets and/or arrangements – plus, they’re offering 16% Cash Back!)


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{Win This + Weekend Wrap-up} Win 150 Gorgeous Wedding Dinner Menus From The Memory Trunk!


At BAB headquarters, we straight-up LOVE The Memory Trunk, because they’re everything we could possibly want in a stationer. Not only do they have killer designs printed on beautiful paper for a reasonable price, but The Memory Trunk also does custom designs, AND gives you the ability to buy a design and print it out yourself if you find some paper at a local store that you’re dying over. The Memory Trunk gives you everything you want, the way you want it–and with their help, you are sure to make one heck of an impression on your guests!

This week, The Memory Trunk is hooking up one lucky BAB big time, by giving her up to 150 menus with the design of her choice! Imagine–the reception venue tables are set, your guests walk in, and not only do they know the evening’s meal plans, but they also see a lovely note thanking them for their presence, or a tidbit about the bride and groom, or a “kissing menu”–something wholly unique. Want modern? The Memory Trunk does it! Want classic elegance? The Memory Trunk does it! With your ideas and their designer flair, you’re sure to end up with something awesome. Because The Memory Trunk loves all BABs, this week, everyone wins with a code for 10% off their order: BROKEASS2013!

Before we nestle down for a long weekend’s nap, we just wanted to draw your attention to our fab blogger feature on! If you’re an extreme couponer, or even a moderate couponer, you need to check out their site, STAT. Also, when you download their toolbar app, you get REAL cash money back on your online purchases at participating retailers. (I know this for a fact, I actually just got a check for $22. SCHWING!) We’re happy to announce that going forward, will be sharing the best coupon codes for brides right here in this space every other week!

Also, we recently penned this post on our top 5 alternatives to the open bar for Bridal Guide magazine’s website! If you love booze, but you’re worried about blowing your budget, this piece is a must-read! And keep an eye out for our follow-up piece about regional signature cocktails next week! Happy weekend, BABs!

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{Win It + Weekend Wrap Up} Win A Custom Photo Mat & Frame From KJ Frames, Plus Exclusive Deals For BABs!

Even more awesome when your first dance is to “The Final Countdown”!

You’ve agonized over your choice of song for your first dance with your new spouse – which lyrics really speak about you and your relationship? Be it buttrock or alt-pop or country, one special way to remind you of who you are as a couple in that moment in time is a customized photo frame from KJFrames. Would you rather have your photo surrounded by a poem or a quote? Horizontal instead of vertical? With KJFrames, everything is completely customizable down to the font itself!

Want a special grouping of photos to hang in your new home? Check out KJFrames’ trio of photo mat frames – perfect for a couple’s first dance lyrics and the lyrics of the mother/son and father/daughter dance! This week, one lucky Broke-Ass Bride reader will win a FREE custom wedding song photo mat from KJFrames – get an extra entry by subscribing to our newsletter!

ATTN: Chicago metro area brides! Don’t miss out on one of our favorite wedding industry events! TOMORROW, Saturday, Feb 2nd, Indie Wed, the alternative to the traditional bridal expo, will be taking place from 10 am to 4 pm at the Ravenswood Event Center in Chicago. Indie Wed will feature  two full floors of AMAZING vendors from the Midwest and beyond,  a special lounge with food + beer pairings, live music, bridal fashion, cake tastings, and more! Tix are $20 per person at the door, CASH ONLY! Don’t miss this opportunity to support independent artisans, pick up a few handmade wedding goodies, and connect with the wedding photographer/caterer/planner/cakemaker of your dreams!

Rasta Rita mobile margarita truck!

Hey, Southern California BABs, we’ve got a little something special for you too – Rasta Rita, the mobile margarita bar (and CA’s ONLY full service mobile beverage bar truck) is extending a very special offer to our BABs! You can get 10% off of parties and weddings booked by 2/28/13! Just email Carla at or call 818-321-4245 and mention “The Broke-Ass Bride” to claim your discount! Want some tacos to go with your margaritas? (Taco + margarita wedding = BEST IDEA EVER, btw.) Rasta Taco has got you covered!

Etsy seller Yellow Hype is offering BABs 15% off her adorbs wedding stationery and custom invitation design! Just use coupon code “HYPE15″ to claim.

For more BAB-exclusive offers, be sure to subscribe to our bi-weekly BAB Brigade newsletter!

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{Win It + Weekend Wrap-up} Win Nanoblur And Fake Flawless Skin In Seconds! Four Winners This Week! PLUS: BAB-Exclusive Deals!


You want to look your best in photos and video, and so you’ve read all about HD primers and specially blended foundations, and now you’re ready to turn out your pockets for a formula that may well not work with your skintone or type–STOP! Keep the foundation you love and that suits you and pick up a tube of Nanoblur instead! Nanoblur is an amazing new product that you can use over or under foundation (or with no foundation at all!) and basically makes it look like you’ve photoshopped your face in the best possible way, leaving your skin soft and glowing, with visibly reduced pores and redness.

But don’t just take it from me–Dana tried Nanoblur and loved it! “It gave a great finish to my skin without adding oil or too much shiny glow the way other light-reflecting finishers do. For the price, it’s a product I plan to use for a long time to come.” There you have it: straight from the mouth of the BAB! This week, four lucky Broke-Ass Bride readers will win a tube of Nanoblur and leave all of their friends wondering why they suddenly look so radiant – and by being subscribed to this newsletter, you’re already entered to win! And while you’ve got Nanoblur on the brain, be sure to follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook!

Southern Nevada photographer Brilliant Imagery is hosting a FREE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY GIVEAWAY! To find out how to enter, click here! You have until Feb 1st to enter, and all entrants receive 15% off on any of her wedding photography services!

UK retailer Minna has a gorgeous bridal department that’s perfect for brides who draw their inspiration from everything from “Downton Abbey” to 1960’s woodstock. Minna is offering BAB readers 15% off their bridal wares with coupon code: BABJAN13 – valid through Jan 31st! (This coupon code excludes children’s,lace fabrics, and home goods.) Minna also offers FREE worldwide shipping, so BABs everywhere can take advantage of the sweet savings!

Sincerely Ink, the super hip “mail from your mobile device” company is offering BABs 20 free credits with the code brokebride; use them to send out your save the dates, all without ever setting foot in a post office!

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{Win This} Make Your Life Sparkle With Friedasophie Jewelry!

I want it. I want it. I want it!

While national chains have made shopping for mass manufactured goods easy, one of best things about the internet age is the unprecedented access to the work of artisans worldwide; artisans like Friedasophie Jewelry.

The jewelry at Friedasophie is balanced beautifully: earthy with polish, chunky with delicate, natural with (wo)man-made, making them wonderful works of art that you can wear; and while Friedasophie Jewelry makes a statement, you always wear it instead of the other way around.

Friedasophie Jewelry is gorgeous enough to want to wear every day, and now you have a perfect excuse to make a purchase: they also makes beautifully delicate hammered wedding bands! Whether you treat yourself or hope to be treated, Friedasophie Jewelry is a gorgeous way to make your life sparkle.

This week, one lucky BAB will win a turquoise and 14k gold rondelle necklace by Friedasophie Jewelry! You must be subscribed to our newsletter to win. Not a subscriber? No problem! Sign up here!

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{Win This} Show Off Your Chic Style With Wedding Stationery From Geek Chic Design!

How cute are these!? And super fun for your guests!

When you look at wedding stationery, you want something that fits your aesthetic and your budget; often this means that you’ve got to DIY what you can and hope for the best. Geek Chic Design was born out of this same situation: creator Nicolle Kasch couldn’t find the designs she wanted at a price she could afford, so she created her own. Her guests were so impressed that they encouraged her to start her own business, and today, she creates what you want at a price you can afford.

No more are you bound by the limits of whatever palette the stationery designers have decided is currently trendy–at Geek Chic Design, you can customize the colors of any design to fit YOUR wedding palette! They’re delivered to you in the form of a printable template, which you can print at your leisure: at home, at work, at the print shop down the street, at one of the myriad cheap online print shops…whatever you want!

You can follow along with Geek Chic Design on Facebook to be notified about special discounts and promos…and you can save right now: use the code brokebride12 when checking out and you’ll save 15% off your order (even custom orders!), because Geek Chic loves you, baby! When you’re getting exactly what you want at a price you can afford, what’s not to love about Geek Chic?

This week, one lucky BAB will win one custom printable vintage garden fortune teller template, one custom printable vintage garden program, one custom printable vintage garden thank you card, AND one custom banner with choice of phrase from Geek Chic Design! You must be subscribed to our newsletter to win. Not a subscriber? No problem! Sign up here!

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{Win This} Meet Your New Best Ninja Friend: The Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System!

And now it’s time for some Ninja Brownies.

On a cold, dark winter night, very little is better than coming home to the wafting aromas of a hot and fresh dinner. And while I COULD be talking about having an at home chef or a thoughtful spouse, you can leave in the morning and know you’re coming home to a hot dinner with the Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system. Crockpot, baby!

But not just a crockpot! The Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system is a stovetop, oven, and slow cooker all in one, making it the handiest kitchen gadget outside of your own personal sous chef. AND your own personal sous chef probably doesn’t clean off nearly as easily, given the Ninja‘s nonstick pot–sauces that would normally harden onto cookware slide right off!

The Ninja 3-in-1 also has a buffet function, which keeps food warm for up to twelve hours after it’s finished cooking, making it an awesome tool to have for holiday parties to keep hot food at foodsafe temperatures–no one wants to give or receive the gift of food poisoning! Put the makings of a hot dip in the Ninja, set it, and forget it! Or take the stress out of trying to figure out how you’re going to cook an entire holiday meal with just one oven and let the Ninja 3-in-1 handle the turkey!

Bake, brown, roast, sear, slow cook, simmer, saute, or steam, the Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system is the handiest ninja outside of the office Halloween party and a great idea for something to add to your registry, as it’s something that will be useful to you and your spouse for years to come!

This week, one lucky BAB will win a Ninja 3-in-1 cooking system! Not a subscriber? No problem! Sign up here!

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