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Let’s talk savings. That’s why we’re all here right? When you are a serious tightwad like me, you plan to save. Being a Broke-Ass, I have no choice but to be a saver, so over the years, I have become pretty good at it. I’m always over here tryin’ to make a dollar outta 15 cents! So, in the effort to maximize our money to get the wedding we want, I have been mapping out a few things that are going to help us save. In life, timing is everything. If you time it right, you can do amazing things with very little. Here are just a few ways that I plan to time my purchases to make the most of our wedding budget.

If you are planning your event a year out, you can take advantage of clearance and end of the season sales to save some serious loot! Here are some of the things that I plan to find on the low-low as we plan an outdoor budget bash for next June:

  • White Christmas lights (Will certainly be on sale after 12/25!)
  • Ribbon (We plan to use the colors gold and rose gold in our d√©cor, so I may be able to find some solid color clearance holiday ribbon after Christmas!)
  • Outdoor lighting, lanterns, solar lights, etc. (Should be able to find some sales towards the end of the summer season)
  • Outdoor dining items (pretty beverage dispensers, trays and platters, etc. Also on sale at the end of the summer.)
  • Tents. I may or may not need another one, but they have 10◊10 and10x20 white tents at many places. You can probably find them on clearance at the end of the summer/fall outdoor seasons. These can easily be dressed up with sheer tulle or other fabrics. If buying the tent will run you the same or less than a rental, why not buy one on the cheap and sell it later to recoup some cash!

If you think about timing your purchases, you can really pinch some pennies in your planning!

Then there’s the DIY. I plan on up-cycling some things into DIY projects for our d√©cor. One of which is crafting some pretty centerpieces out of wine bottles. The bonus to this is that I get to drink the wine first! So, instead of tossing that bottle into the recycle bin, it’s now going into an up-cycle bin for me to use later! The wedding is still a year out, but when it comes time to dazzle up those bottles with some spray paint and glitter, that will be my only real cost for that part of the centerpieces because let’s face it … I was going to drink the wine anyway! I’m also saving glass jars. All shapes, all sizes, and my wedding is highlighting my hoarder tendencies, but it’s all for the greater good. The jars can make for cute lighting with some sand and tea light candles. They can be crafted to hang from trees or shepherds hooks with some wire or twine. So again, instead of buying flats of mason jars, I can just save the different shaped jars that we normally use and throw out. It doesn’t save me a fortune, but in this wedding game, every penny counts!

Do you have any great ideas about sales or up-cycling that will save you some loot as you plan your big day?

  • 11/30

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewWhile our Black Friday post¬†was a hodge-podge in the truest sense, we try to focus our Cyber Monday efforts specifically on wedding-y deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while planning your badass wedding. Being that we are The Broke-Ass Bride, we understand the too legit value of getting the v. best deal possible, and what better way to do so than from the comfort of your own chair with us dishing up the goods, just for you? None. That’s what I say. There is no better way. So, without further adieu …

    Cyber Monday Deals for Your Broke-Ass Wedding


    Give your brigade personalized, customized gifts from Zazzle where everything is up to 65% off and you get an extra 20% off all orders with code ZMONDAYSALES.

    For the sportsfan among your crew, is taking 30% off all orders over $50 with code CYBERMONDAY.

    If you have a total foodie in your crew, up their cooking style with a killer apron from Flirty Aprons and get 60% off plus free shipping with code SHOP60.

    Urban Outfitters has some of the best shit, and now you can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more or $50 off your purchase of $150.

    Get some great, quirky gifts for your gals and save 20% + free shipping from Swoozies.

    Beauty / Grooming

    Get your pretty on and save 50% at Julep with code YAYTODAY.

    Score some of your favorite brands at killer prices and get 26% off plus free shipping at Beauty Store Depot.

    We love us some Stila Cosmetics, and we love it even more when they have a warehouse sale with tons of sparkly goodness up to 85% off!

    Hair tools can be hard to justify, but NuMe is offering two of their classic wands for just $34 when you use code 34WANDS.


    Save the Dates, invitations, thank-you cards … you name it! Save 30% sitewide at Wedding Paper Divas with code CYBERSALE30.

    Get your wedding goods and holiday cards in one fell swoop: Save 25% on Minted products and 20% on holiday cards with code CM2015.

    Use one of your wedding pics for a Christmas card and save 33% on Life Moments stationery from MagnetStreet.

    Paperless Post is having its biggest sale of the year with 35% off plus free ground shipping with code SHOPNOW.


    Get yourself set for all the parties with gorgeous separates from Kiyonna — at just $25!

    Whether for your girls or yourself, ModCloth has some great dresses for your big day, and they’re taking 25% off everything with code FUNDAY.

    If you’re considering renting your dress rather than buying, head to Rent the Runway where you’ll save $40 off orders of $100.

    Menswear can be spendy, so get your heinie over to Bonobos and save 30% on those dapper duds with code MONDAY.

    Kennedy Blue has some gorgeous gowns at already affordable levels, but now you can save 15% + free shipping with code GOBBLEGOBBLE.

    For all you boho lovers out there, Free People is taking 50% off select styles and an extra 25% off sale items.

    From super smart menswear to sleek, classic dresses, Banana Republic has great style and is taking 40% off with code BESTCYBER.

    We all know Anthro is a great spot for gorgeous goods — so go on and rejoice now that they’re taking an extra 25% off sale items + free shipping with code XTRAGOOD.

    SUIT UP! Head to Jos. A. Bank to get up to 70% off sitewide, with 25% off purchases over $100.


    If you’re the DIY sort, head to Craftsy to save huge on both online classes and craft supplies.

    Stock up on garlands, centerpieces, placecard holders, favors and more at Beau-Coup and save 20% + free shipping.

    Did you know Fab has a wedding shop? Now you do. And now you also know that Fab has a bunch of great Cyber Monday deals that you should probz check out.


    Whether you’re giving them as gifts or bedecking yo-self, Stella & Dot’s delicate pieces are perfect for a wedding, and now all sale items are an extra 25% off.

    Stock up on pretty baubles from BaubleBar and get 25% off one item with code GOGIFT25 or 35% off two-plus items with code GOGIFT35.

    Make sure his steeze is on lock with 25% off sitewide at


    Caribbean dreamin’? Sandals & Beaches Resorts are having a huge Cyber Monday sale. Get on it!

    Save up to 50% when you book your hotel through (and there aren’t any booking fees)!

    Save an extra 5% on all bookings through

    Team Broke-Ass LOVES flying Virgin America, and now you can too with fares up to 25% off!

  • 11/27

    BAB approved black friday sales and deals

    Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we've put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for…

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    Long weekends are often a treasure trove of sales and deals, and what better time is there for a Broke-Ass to score some killer discounts on wedding-y shizz? No better time, damnit. Because us savvy shoppers have to stick together. I've been watching my inbox fill up with the notifications of Labor Day sales, and I've been saving them just for y'all. Here are some…

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    Memorial Day Weekend Sales and Deals

    1. Stock up on fun office supplies! Get 25% off select Poppin products for Memorial Day Weekend with code. SPECIALDEALS (Offer valid 5/22/2015 - 5/25/2015) 2. Take 40% off your entire purchase from Ann Taylor With Code SHOP40 until 5/26. Lace Shift Dress, normally $139, on sale for about $84 3. Having a candy bar at your wedding? Take 20% off your My M&M's order,…

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  • 4/17

    WonderfullyHooked2U Mr & Mrs Hangers

    1. Love yoga but hate going to classes? Yoga Download is offering their Yearly Elite membership for $60 (normally $90) with code EARTH15YE until 4/23. 2. Etsy seller WonderfullyHooked2U is hooking BABs up with 20% off at her shop when you use Coupon20 at checkout. Oh, and score free shipping with code Brokebride. Love these personalized hangers! 3. Want to show off your engagement pics?…

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    1.¬†Head over to BCBG to get¬†25% off all regular-priced items¬†until 3/29 with code BECHIC25OFF. 2. Hey sports fans! is having a spring sale, offering 15% to 50% off hundreds of items until 3/31. 3. Hunting for your wedding jewelry? Get 25% off at Helzberg Outlet with code OUTLET25. This pretty lady is under $100.¬† 4. First time customers can save $25 off orders of…

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    1. Calling all geeks! ThinkGeek is taking 30% off all apparel until 3/1 when you use code DRESSUP. 2.¬†Rue La La has some stellar deals right now, complete with winter close-out gear starting at $20 and some Kate Spade NY goodies. 3. BAB favorite has an ongoing list of 100 featured deals. You should probably always be checking them. ¬†I heart this print ($27)…

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  • 2/13

    Get yo bling on! Take 20% off all orders + free shipping at DiamondStuds4Less with code¬†DS4LLOVE Get your curves all dolled up with 20% off orders of $100+ at Kiyonna with code PRES2015 until 2/18. Saw and Steel, purveyors of amazing marquee lights, are having a great sale! Through Feb. 15, head to their Etsy shop and get 20% off any two letters + an…

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