Posts in the 'customized' Category

{Partner Love} Ooh Baby! Infinity Keeps Bridesmaids Cool With Monogrammed Koozies & Totes

Etsy seller and BAB lover Ooh Baby! Infinity has just upped the game on awesome bridesmaids gifts. As if her rockin’ tote bags didn’t already have you clamoring to bedeck your b’maids with the chevron-striped goodness, Ooh Baby! Infinity upped the “ooohhh!” factor with personalized monograms and koozies to keep those pre-wedding brewskies chilly.

With multiple color options to coordinate with your wedding colors and four radtastic font choices, your lovely ladies will be cruising in personalized style. The bags, made from durable, quality material, are perfect for a hot day at the beach and the adorable matching koozie will ensure her beverage of choice stays refreshingly cool.

And, of course, that’s not all. Ooh Baby! Infinity uber enjoys showering you BABs with some serious discount love. Order 4 or more monogrammed bags and score 15% percent off and 50% off the matching koozies! Oh, are you or your hubster in the military? You can slap on an additional 3% off (you must contact Stephanie directly). Can we all agree that Stephanie’s bags are the ideal b-maid gift for spring, summer, and destination weddings? Yeah, I thought so. 

{Real Bride: Mellzah} In Which I DIY My Own Wedding Wine (YES!)

As you can see, I am beyond pumped about the winemaking process.

In terms of our wedding, we’re committed to doing as much DIY as possible. Not only because in general it will help us save some cash for splurges elsewhere, but because it’s nice to add personal flair where we can–after all, nearly everything in our home has been altered in some way to reflect our tastes and aesthetic, so why shouldn’t our wedding be the same way?

In the spirit of DIY, Jason and I decided to make and bottle our own wedding wine.  Granted, we don’t have the equipment or expertise to handle it on our own, so we took a trip to Classic Winemakers in Olympia, Washington, for a crash course in winemaking.

After tasting a range of red wines*, we decided on a yummy South African Shiraz, and then we were thrown headfirst into winemaking – mixing water, various fruits, yeast, woods…and some other things I don’t remember, but since we were carefully supervised, we couldn’t toss in anything wrong or funky or poisonous and screw things up. After some stirring and clapping of hands in excitement, the wine was sealed in its barrel and you’re done for the next six weeks while the wine ferments: Classic Winemakers takes care of any necessary filtering or other steps along the way.

Just one of the many ways we’re secretly working nerdy things into our wedding.

At the six week mark, we drove back down with our label design on a thumb drive, and while the shop owners printed and cut the labels, we washed our bottles, filled them with wine, corked, wiped, sealed, and then labeled them–state advisory labels on the back, and our custom labels on the front.

Now we have thirty one bottles of our wine aging in our guest bedroom for the big day, and we’re both looking forward to our next DIY wedding adventure, whatever that may end up being.  It might not have been the cheapest way to procure wine (though very reasonable overall, at $300 for our entire batch), but it is one more way to put our stamp on the look and feel of the day’s festivities, and if we end up having any leftover bottles, we can save them and open them on our anniversary…or, if we run out, we can always go back and make more of the same blend!


*We decided to make red instead of white as neither of us particularly cares for white, and the majority of our friends are red drinkers; it would have been a larger blow to the budget to make both a red and a white. Instead, we decided we’d rather offer a couple of nice beers in place of white wine.

{Partner Love} Ooh Baby Designs Has Got You Covered With Custom Gift Bags

Need a whole slew of bridesmaids/thank you gifts for those special ladies who helped you big time during the wedding planning? Or maybe just one uber-special gift for your mostest bestest maid of honor? How about welcome bags for your out-of-town wedding guests? Well, Etsy seller Ooh Baby Designs has got your back. Stephanie can customize orders as large as 100+ bags, but also makes sure to pay special attention to each and every present.

Having thrown her own broke-ass wedding for $1,000, Stephanie is well-versed in the importance of getting the most bang for your buck, which is why she has a built-in discount of 10% off on small and large bridal packages, and 15% off her mini tote packages.

Ooh Baby Designs loves you broke-asses. So she’s throwing in an extra 3% off when you use the term BROKEASSBRIDE when you check out. Whaaaat?!

{Partner Intro} American Bridal Offers You A Rainbow of Affordable Personalized Napkins For Your Nuptials!

Once your wedding planning journey has rounded the corner to “all the little details”, it’s time to think about wedding favors, accessories, and decor – like personalized wedding napkins for your rehearsal dinner! Our Broke-Ass partner American Bridal allows you to customize unique wedding napkins with your choice of monograms, fonts,  and designs. American Bridal boasts a wide spectrum of colorful wedding napkin options, so you’re sure to find something to complement your color scheme!

HEY BABS! You can get 20% off of orders over $100 at American Bridal, with the coupon code: 20off

{Sponsored} Create Personalized Wine Bottle Labels with Bottle Your Brand!

Whether its monogrammed napkins, ice sculptures carved in your likeness, or temporary tattoos with your wedding date on them, there’s a million and one ways to make your wedding day super personal. But here’s a simple, cost-effective way that’s sure to resonate with you and your guests – Bottle Your Brand lets you design personalized wine bottle labels! Choose from their broad selection of designs, or, if you’re a stickler for absolute creative control, use their Design Online tool to make your labels from scratch!

You probably haven’t thought of approaching your wedding from a marketing perspective, but Bottle Your Brand gives you all the tools you need to let your event leave an imprint. If your life as a couple had a label, what would it look like? Create your own logo, add monograms, words of wisdom, favorite quotes, photos of you, your pets, your grandparent’s wedding snapshots – whatever strikes your fancy! Personalized labels from Bottle Your Brand are a sure way to get your goth college girlfriend and your 86 year old great grandma chatting over a nice glass of Syrah!

Maybe you’re opting out of wine and springing for a nice cooler full of microbrews instead? No problem! Bottle Your Brand also does beer bottle labels, and water bottle labels! They also have a ton of excellent, personalized little extras, like gift boxes, food labels, bumper stickers – the wedding favor options are endless! If you and your hubs-to-be spent an entire weekend canning your own salsa or making French macaroons, don’t let your guests walk away thinking they’re store-bought! Slap on a customized label and make sure they know how much love went into every favor.