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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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{Up for Grabs} Giveaway Round-up.

Today the little ticker on eBay reminded me that there are only 17 days left till Christmas, and I’ve barely started my holiday shopping. Crikey! It’s getting ugly out there, guys. The quest for the perfect gift seems to bring out the worst in some, and as the end of the holidays draw nearer and nearer, people will only get more frantic.

And you know what else sucks about the holiday season? After so many hours of shopping for others, it gets harder and harder to resist that tiny voice that says Buy a little something for yourself, Dana. Just a little something…

Well my dear readers, I implore you to finish your Christmas shopping TODAY, and then together, we can give in to the voices without any judgement.

Broke-Ass Bargain Bash

And here’s a prime opportunity to do so! This week’s Bargain Bash is from Bountiful Baskets by Jean, a Santa Monica-based gift basket company specializing in hand-crafted, customized gift baskets and delicious Cookie Pops!

Don’t risk a hit-or-miss gift for the testy relative or coworker on your list who’s not afraid to ask if you kept the receipt. Just let the pros at Bountiful Baskets by Jean take over and arrange a beautiful basket  brimming over with items your recipient will actually like, if not love! Plus, Jean’s scrumptious homemade Cookie Pops make excellent, edible little gifts, party favors, or oh, I dunno, wedding favors?!

But thanks to this week’s Bargain Bash, you can get$50 of gifts or baskets for only $25, a savings of 50%!!!

AND you can snag this deal up to 5 times, for a grand total of $250 worth of gifts at half the price! Did the idea of Cookie Pop wedding favors just get even more tasty? Just remember to place any X-mas orders by Dec 16th! (Shipping fees apply to those outside the L.A. area)

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It’s almost time for some serious New Year’s resolutions, and if one of yours happens to be to start or “revamp mah blog”, then listen up!  You can start doodling in Microsoft Paint right now, or you can cross your fingers and hope that you win this awesome giveaway! The uber talented Kelly De Luca of Blush!nk and the blog, Glamour This!, has offered one lucky winner a FREE Blush!nk blog template valued at $40-$70!


Choose the stylish template that best suits your bloggy habits – love lilac and houndstooth? Lush botanicals? Whether you’re looking to start a new blog to document your day-to-day wedding planning travails, update the general public about your daily outfit choices,  or just share your favorite mp3s or silly cat videos, Kelly can hook you up with one of her gorgeous, premade masterpieces.

Not html savvy? No problem! The prize includes a customized header, template installation, and standard widget set-up for all Blogger/Blogspot blogs.

All you have to do to enter is subscribe to our awesome, Broke-Ass Brigade newsletter. Already subscribed? Then you, my friend, are already entered to win! If you haven’t subscribed yet, just click here!

Once your holiday shopping is totally in the bag, reward yourself by spending a little time on the unbelievably adorable website. specializes in everything from haute couture hairpieces to shiny little pretties like these gorgeous silk flowers, and the girls who run it are just as fun as their accessories!

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This week, the super fantastic gals at are giving away one FREE set of these gorgeous silk flowers in the color combo of the winner’s choosing! These beautiful silk blossoms are from their brand new  “heart by” line! Clip them in your hair, to your shoes, or pin them to your favorite cardigan! To enter, all you have to do is comment on any posts from this week, up to once per day. have recently accessorized glamorous celebs such as Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift, and just launched a freaking ridiculous shoe clip line! If you simply can’t wait to be pronounced the winner, allow yourself a little splurge – everything in the “heart by” line is under $50!

Hmmm…it seems that about wraps up this week’s giveaway rundown! Are your little fingers flexed and ready to comment, subscribe, and round out the holiday shopping list?!