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Ten for the Weekend: California Wine Club, Wedding Paper Divas, Poppin and more!

Hey-yo! Welcome to the first edition of Ten for the Weekend! I don’t know about you all, but after a long week of working, I often have a strong urge to shop when Saturday and Sunday roll around. But, being a broke-ass, I tend to wince at busting out my debit card on full-price items. So, Ten for the Weekend aims to find 10 rockin’ deals for you, on anything from wedding-related items to office supplies to kitchen goods to cute new dresses. Here we go!

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1. Poppin, one of my favorite sources for bright, fun office supplies, is offering 20-60% off select products at *Valid 4/01 – 4/30. No code necessary.

2. For all you lovers of the grape, The California Wine Club has a Buy 3 Months, Get 1 Free deal (a savings of about $53) going on for April only. Get your sip on!

3. Putting off getting your wedding underthings? Hourglass Angel is gonna help you out with that: During April, take 15%-25% off  special occasion shapewear until the end of the month!

Felina Essentials Seamless Bustier Bra 7643-Black-34C

4. Drooling over some invites on Wedding Paper Divas that you just can’t live without? Good news! Score 25% off those beauties through April 8th using code WEDAPR25.

5. For the dudes in your life, whether it be your pops, bro or husbo-to-be, a good tie wardrobe is essential. Knock 12% off any size order at Use SPRING12 at checkout. Expires 4/30/2014.

6. Minted is celebrating six years of providing the world with beautiful stationery, and wants you to join in! Get 15% off anything and everything through Monday using code 6YEARS.

Delicate Dots Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitations

7. Score some sweet style from Ann Taylor. Their bridal line is to die for! Use code SPRINGUP at checkout to get 40% off your entire order.

8. If you’re itching to add some new life to your abode, C. Wonder has got your back. Take an additional 50% off items for your home!

9. Get cute, retro styling without hurting your wallet. Enjoy 10% Off Spring Favorites at Unique Vintage using code SPRING10. Ends 4/19/14. Shop now!

10. Obv. saving the best for last: Kate Spade’s Friends and Family deal is still going on! Score any designer duds (and way cute bridal gear) for 25% off through Sunday with S14FFUS.

Get your broke butts in gear and start some savvy shopping!!!

The Best, BAB-Approved Cyber Monday Deals For Brides!

CONGRATS! You survived Thanksgiving Day sales and Black Friday sales (or maybe you opted out of them entirely!), but now it’s CYBER MONDAY. Time to totally pretend you’re working while secretly buying shizz online! We’ve rounded up a few of the BEST CM deals for brides from our friends, partners, and affiliates in the wedding biz.

ModCloth is of course killin’ it with Cyber Monday – 20% off @ Modcloth on EVERYTHING you could ever possibly want. (Which, let’s admit, is quite a lot.) Stock up on bridesmaid dresses, bridal accessories, bridal pumps, whatever your broke-ass heart desires!

Layla Grace, purveyor of fab gifts for the home and for the hostess, is offering FREE SHIPPING on every order with the coupon code SHIP4FREE. They’re also surprising 10 lucky Cyber Monday shoppers by throwing a $100 gift card in their outgoing orders! They have a lot of gorgeous pieces to round out your wedding tables, so be sure to take a gander!

Plus size BABs: is offering 30% off on orders of $150 or more. If you’re looking for a high quality, curve-flattering dress for your engagement party, shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, or even the wedding itself – we highly recommend Kiyonna.

Looking for totally chic bridal party ensembles? Weddington Way is having a fab Cyber Monday Sale. Get 15% Off all bridesmaid dresses and accessories through December 3rd with coupon code GIVETHANKS15.

The babes at are offering 20% off and FREE SHIPPING on all their darling hair accessories and shoe clips! is offering up to 95% off site-wide on special occasion, bridesmaid, and wedding dresses, plus get an extra 10% off when you purchase two items or more! (Our math skills are sketchy, but…that means their stuff is almost free, right?!)

If you’re planning on having a candy bar/buffet at your wedding, OR handing out candy favors, Candy Galaxy is offering $25 off your order through December 3rd with coupon code: BIGWIN25.

If you’re on the hunt for personalized wedding favors, our friends at Beaucoup are offering 20% off site-wide with coupon code CYBER20, with no minimum purchase required!

Shopping for wedding stationery? MagnetStreet is offering 25% off all stationery orders with the coupon code WE28TK through December 3rd!

Wedding Paper Divas is also offering 25% off site-wide, PLUS get FREE SHIPPING with coupon code “FS13″.

We’re running our own little sale in the BAB advertising department! If you’re a wedding vendor or biz, you can enjoy 15% off any ad purchase over $125, today only! Just email our high advertising priestess Christen ( for deets!

Speaking of our wedding vendor readership, if you have a special CM deal to pimp, or if you know of a killer deal for BABs elsewhere on the web, post it in the comments, sil vous plais!

Score 25% Off + Free Shipping At Tiny Prints Through Sunday!

Hey Broke-Asses! Still need some holiday cards? Through Sunday Nov. 17 (ends at Midnight PT!) you can get 25% off plus free shipping with Tiny Prints!

Tiny Prints extended this exclusive offer and it includes EVERYTHING on the site. Gifts ranging from iPad cases to mugs to photo books are included, as are business cards – just so you can network like a pro at those company holiday parties! Use code SW1117 at checkout.

Get on with ye, and cross a few people off your X-mas list!

Eco Couture Bridal Designer Elizabeth St. John Introduces A “Name Your Own Price” Offer On Wedding Gowns, Exclusively For BABs

We love Elizabeth St. John, and she’s been especially sweet to our readers over the last few years – but this holiday season, she’s rolling out a particularly eye-popping offer with savings that we can barely even fathom! Liz has agreed to sell a wide variety of her most popular wedding dress styles, gowns which usually retail for $400 – $2500, for…your best offer.

Allow us to explain…all a BAB has to do is select the style of her choosing, fill out this handy offer form with the amount your comfortable paying as well as style info, size info,  payment info, and other relevant deets, submit it via fax or email (301-879-8001 or, and wait to see if your offer is accepted! If it is accepted, CONGRATS, you just snagged a beautiful, custom, American-made designer wedding dress at a price you can actually live with! If your offer is declined, don’t worry, each bride can submit up to 3 offers.

The madness isn’t limited to brides, however – bridesmaids and flower girls can also take part. There’s also bridal sashes, hair accessories, and bow ties up for grabs! You can find a full catalog of the styles and pieces on offer for all parties available for download right here. Regular retail prices on all items have also been included, for your reference.

This exclusive, BABs-only offer is limited to 25 wedding dresses, 20 destination bridal dresses (styles shorter than tea length), 50 bridesmaid and flower girl dresses, and 15 bridal accessories. (The bow tie savings, however, are unlimited. BOW TIES FOR ALL!) 

BABs have until midnight on December 1st to submit their offers, so start crunching those figures! If you want to save even more, you can get FREE SHIPPING on your order when you follow Elizabeth St. John on Facebook or Twitter! (International brides will receive a $50 shipping waiver.)

Let us know what your favorite Elizabeth St. John style is (and your dream price) in the comments below!


20% Off Party Dresses At ModCloth For Only 48 Hours!

Heads up, BAB brigade! For 48 hours only, ModCloth is putting their Party Dress selection on sale. Can you say “Perfect timing for all my holiday parties!”? Can you say “Perfect dress for my bridal shower/bachelorette/bridesmaids/after party/Tuesday?” Can you say “Gimme yer dresses, Modcloth!” Cuz, I’m all about saying ALLLLLLLLL a’ that. 

Head over to ModCloth and check out their incredible selection of cute dresses here: 20% Off ModCloth Party Dresses Until 11/6! And don’t forget ModCloth always has FREE US shipping on orders $50+. 

Be still my frock-loving heart.


Shop Loehmann’s “Grab The Gown” Sale – EVERY Wedding Dress Is $600 Or Less!

Our blogger friends over at SHEfinds just turned us on to this ridiculously awesome sales event – Loehmann’s is having a special “Grab the Gown” sale, and they’ve marked all their gowns down to $600 or less! These are gorgeous gowns that originally retailed for as much as $2500!!! Plus, they’re offering FREE shipping and a 14 day return policy (leave those tags on, ladies). But you have to shop fast, because the sale ends this Thursday, June 20th, at midnight. For tips on how to make sure you’re getting the right size and such when you buy your dress online, check out this helpful SHEfinds post!

{Broke-Ass Brilliance} The BEST Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For Brides!

Get 30% off veils from Tessa Kim!

It’s Thanksgiving! You know, the day before BLACK FRIDAY?! But seriously, enjoy all that serious family togetherness time on Turkey Day. RELISH in it, like you relish in so many servings of yo’ mama’s homemade stuffing.  But when all that TOGETHERNESS is about to drive you batty, take a breather and start game-planning for the next four days of DEALS. There’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday, of course, but don’t forget about “Small Biz Saturday”! It’s always important to give your dollars to independent stores and vendors in your area! Here are some of the best BF/SBS/CM deals we could find, from businesses big and small!

MagnetStreet is offering 26% off on all of their fabulous wedding stationery during their Thanksgiving & Cyber Monday Sale! This includes save-the-date magnets, wedding programs, favors, and more! To claim your discount, just enter the coupon code “WCYBERBLOG” at checkout! Hurry, sale ends at midnight, 11/26!

Adorn is offering 20% off on all jewelry rentals with coupon code “FALLBRIDE”.  There’s a gorgeous piece for every taste – whether you prefer diamonds, pearls, or platinum bling! Coupon code expires 11/30.

Noritake is running its biggest sale of the year - 30% off all merchandise, including sale items! Plus, FREE ground shipping on all orders! This sale starts Thanksgiving Day at 8 pm EST. If you’re missing a few sets of that flatware you registered for, or you’d like to pick up a few matching dinnerware accessories, now is your big chance!

Our favorite new indie e-tailer Hello Holiday will be rolling out the Black Friday savings as well – dresses and shoes will all be on sale, and broke-asses always get 10% off with coupon code: “BROKEASS”. UPDATE: OH SNAP, Hello Holiday just threw us a pretty awesome bone – get 20% off your purchase with this special coupon code: “LOVEDANA”.

One of our FAVORITE Etsy sellers, Ooh Baby Designs, is offering 15% off on all bridal bag orders! Discounts will be applied automatically starting on Black Friday. (Do read listings for processing and shipping times.)

Everly Calligraphy has a fabulous deal for brides – get 15% off her EXQUISITELY BEAUTIFUL hand-done calligraphy services and custom rubber stamp options with coupon code “THANKSGIVING2012″. (This offer applies only to her Etsy shop. For a full run-down of her offered services, check out her website!)

The L.A. Table is offering BABs an exclusive 30% off discount their uber classy,  completely affordable, and conveniently disposable table settings! Just enter coupon code “CYBERBAB30″ at checkout to claim your discount! Offer lasts from Black Friday through Cyber Monday.

Panache Weddings & Events (of Portland, OR) is offering a whopping 50% off of any Full Service Coordination package on Black Friday! Plus, with every paid deposit EVERY couple will receive a Keurig Mini Plus Coffee Brewer in any color of their choice!

Get 15% off all wedding favors, gifts, and accessories at The Wedding Outlet with coupon code “GIVETHANKS15″. Offer ends Sunday, 11/25.

Our own lovely Liz Coopersmith (of Silver Charm Events and “Ask Liz” fame”) is offering a special Black Friday offer to BABs in L.A., Orange County and the surrounding area – she will be your Day of Coordinator for a flat grand. That’s right, $1,000. For a Day-Of Coordinator. In L.A.. To snag this special deal, hit up  her blog starting at midnight on Black Friday! Offer expires at 8 pm PST on Cyber Monday!

Atlanta, GA wedding photographer Whitney Huynh is offering brides the chance to get a full wedding photography package for $2000 on Black Friday! Full disclosure: Whitney was my wedding photographer, and she was amazing. Worth every penny. Email for more information

Winnie Couture has an awesome deal for dress-hunting BABs at their flagship salons in Beverly Hills, Houston, TX, and Atlanta, GA! From Friday, November 23 through Sunday, November 25th brides will receive 25% off any gown purchased! Each and every design in the Winnie Couture flagship salon is designed by Winnie Chlomin, the style-savvy designer who has gowns featured regularly in InStyle Weddings + Brides magazines as well as on TV shows like “My Fair Wedding” and “Don’t Tell the Bride.”  Totally customizable, Winnie Couture offers two collections: Winnie Couture Blush Label and Winnie Couture Diamond Label, both featuring different fabrics, details + price points! For full promotion details, click here!

On BrideRush, already drastically reduced offers from wedding vendors all over the nation will be discounted an additional 5% off on “Small Biz Saturday” and Cyber Monday! Get fabulous deals on wedding venues, photography, photobooths, bachelorette party packages, and more!

Get free shipping OR 15% off from Blush Printables!

BeBe is having a truly RIDICULOUS Cyber Monday Bridal Sale! (They have a bridal department now, btw – all the dresses were designed by “Project Runway” All-Star Rami Kashou – and they’re all freaking gorgeous!) Bebe is having a 6 hour, online-only FLASH SALE that begins at 6 pm – midnight PST (that’s 9 pm – 3 am EST). For 6 hours only, every single wedding gown will be 50% offFinal prices will be from $379.50 to $874.95. We like those numbers. We like them a lot.

Get 20% off luxe hand-poured soy wax candles from A Scent of Scandal with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY”.

Get 30% off some of THE MOST GORGEOUS bridal headpieces, veils, and hair accessories you’ll ever see at Tessa Kim! Just use promo code “TESSAKIMCYBERSALE” to claim your discount anytime from 11/23-11/26!

Etsy seller Blush Printables is offering FREE shipping with coupon code “FREESHIPFRIDAY” OR 15% off your order with coupon code “BLACKFRIDAY15″! Blush Printables has a full line of adorable wedding printables, as well as a broad assortment of personalized party, baby, and holiday invites, announcement, and greeting card printables!

Ruche is having an entire WEEK of Black Friday Sales – get all manner of pretties for $5, $10, $15, and $25!

Southern California’s De-Lovely Events is offering 25% OFF ALL wedding planning services on BLACK FRIDAY (& 15% off through December 31, 2012}! Book ANY service with a $500 deposit on Black Friday! All services include a complimentary initial meet and greet, Pinterest design/vision board and some UNBELIEVABLE support throughout your planning process! More details or to hook up this deal: visit their site and enter code “LUVDE2012″ in your inquiry!

Get 20% off ridiculously pretty bridal hair accessories, hair clips, and headbands from the lovely Etsy seller Bella & Beya! Just use coupon code “THANKFUL”.

ATTN: Crafty brides! Consumer Crafts is offering 30% off the entire site on Cyber Monday! There’s crafting supplies, art products, floral stuff, Cricuts and Cuttlebugs – everything you need to get yer craft on! Plus, they have their own bridal department!

Etsy seller A Cake To Remember is offering 20% off her lovely sugar molds and DIY wedding cake supplies with coupon code “SAVE20″!

Prepared to throw down some serious moolah on designer wedding gowns and accessories at Shopbop? Then be sure to take advantage of their tiered savings event! Spend $250 get 20% off, $500 get 25% off, $1000 get 30% off, and $1500 get 35% off, using code BIGEVENT12.

Get 25% off EVERYTHING at Unique Vintage on Black Friday, including their extensive line of vintage-inspired wedding gowns for brides of all sizes! is having a killer BLACK FRIDAY SALE on all-inclusive beachy, honeymoon-type getaways! You can save up to 70% off on these deals during Black Friday only!


Etsy seller Delovely Details, purveyor of wonderful gifts for brides and bridesmaids like personalized bridal hangers, guest book boxes, and wine glasses, is offering 20% off everything in her shop starting at 9 pm, 11/22, with coupon code: “GRATEFUL20″.

Our good friend Debi Sementelli from Lettering Art Studio designs fabulous fonts that add a calligraphy-style look to  any wedding project! She’s lent her lettering talents to fancy corporate clients such as Neiman Marcus, Target, The Paper Source, and Marriott Hotels –  and now she has a special deal exclusively for BABs! Debi has just unveiled her latest, vintage-inspired font creation: “DOMLOVESMARY“. Created with the wedding client in mind, this set of 66 typeface designs includes envelope friendly titles: Mr and Mrs, Mr, Mrs, Miss, Ms, Doctor, the Doctors, as well as words to fill out your invitation suite: RSVP, Respond, Save the Date, Accommodations, Directions and more! You can get 40% off this correspondence ink package right now through Dec. 1st at with the coupon code “BLOGLOVE”.


Shabby Apple is having a site-wide sale on their ADORBS, vintage-inspired dresses, shoes, and accessories for gals of all sizes! Get 20% off with coupon code: “JOYFULSEASON.”


Kate Spade is having a BANANAS sales event – a whopping 75% off everything on her site during her Surprise Cyber Sale – including gorgeous jewelry, wedding-ready pumps, and little white dresses!

Pittsburgh, PA wedding photographer Angie Candell is offering 15% off all wedding photography packages when you make your deposit by December 1st!

Are you renting a photo booth for your wedding? is offering 20% off any photo booth frame order with coupon code “SALE20″!

Etsy seller Mikiye Creations makes all manner of gorgeous bridal jewelry and bridal accessories, and right now through Cyber Monday you can get 25% off any order from her shop with coupon code: “BLACKFRIDAY25″.


Get 30% off EVERYTHING over at Paperless Post (including gorgeous paperless and non-paperless wedding stationery options) today through Tuesday with coupon code “CYBERMONDAY”.

If you or your groom are shopping for groomsmen gifts, is giving you 15% off ALL WEEK LONG with coupon code “CYBERMON2012″!

Did we miss anything? If you’ve spotted a fabulous Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal (or you’re offering one yourself) tell us about it in the comments!

{Weekend Wrap-up} Save Hundreds (If Not Thousands) On Wedding Planning, BAB Advertising Packages, & Eco-friendly Wedding Dresses!

Go mighty!

Hi BABs! Some of you lucky ducks are coming up on a luxuriously looooooong weekend. Congrats, I’m SURE you’ve earned it. We’ve got just a few tidbits of BAB HQ news and a few sweet deals to share before we begin our early afternoon Friday drinking binge!

Liz Coopersmith, the wedding planning genius behind our weekly “Ask Liz” column, is having a pretty killer contest for her L.A.-based biz, Silver Charm Events! Right now, when you like her FB page, you’ll be entered to win a year’s subscription to Martha Stewart Weddings, a copy of her book, A Mad Dash Down the Aisle, and $500 off one of her wedding coordination packages! WOWZA! You can earn additional entries for following her on twitter or sharing the contest with friends! Click here for more deets…

Our weekly giveaway item this week is a copy of Maggie Lord’s new book, Rustic Wedding Chic! You probably know her from the blog of the same name, Rustic Wedding Chic, but if you don’t, you NEED to check it out! It’s on our list of required wedding blog reading!

ATTN: WEDDING VENDORS! I must draw your attention once again to our  HOLIDAY ADVERTISING SALE ! For the months of November and December, you can get 20% off of our regular rates on ad tiles of all sizes AND sponsored posts! To receive a copy of our press kit and additional info, contact our advertising guru Christen at! Our regular rates start at just $100 a month (before discounts), and we welcome biz from indie vendors!

Dana is gearing up to go to Camp Mighty next week, “a retreat for people who like to make cool things happen.” Campers are trying to raise $20K for charity this year. ALL the money is going to help fund clean water projects in Rwanda. Dana is only $115 away from her personal fundraising goal, so if you’d like to help her meet it, you can donate here! Be sure to leave “Dana LaRue” in the comments, so your donation gets attributed to Dana’s campaign!

As we reported last week - Elizabeth St. John is extending a ridiculously exciting offer to our wonderful broke-asses…from now until November 15th, 25 lucky brides will be able to snag one of Elizabeth’s premiere designs at wholesale prices! BABs can grab the gorgeous French Alencon lace “Adele” gown for only $1,000! (Original retail price: $2,600!!!) OR the silk shantung “Alden” gown for $975 (Original retail price: $2,400!!!). (Both gowns are part of Elizabeth’s Spring 2013 collection.) All of Elizabeth’s gowns are made by skilled artisans in a wind powered factory in the good ol’ USA! If you want your gown to be as eco-conscious and affordable as is HUMANLY POSSIBLE, this is your big chance! All gowns are available in sizes 2-20 (Sizes 14-20 require a $50 surcharge) and also come in TALL sizes! To stake your claim as one of these 25 insanely lucky brides, simply email, or call them directly at 301-879-7001. Let me reiterate that this is NOT a contest. This wholesale pricing offer is INSTANTLY available to the first 25 brides who claim!

Also, if you’re a fan of stand-up comedy, friend-of-BAB Brock Wilbur’s stand-up comedy special “28 Years Later” is now available to download in its entirety for a measly $7! BARGAIN.

{Partner Love} Score Big Savings On Bridesmaids Dresses From For Her and For Him

Our fabulous sponsor For Her and For Him has had a banner year of business, and to celebrate their success, AND the launch of their new site, they’re having their biggest sale to date! FHFH is offering special savings on their ever-expanding collection of  bridesmaid dresses – you can get up to 30% off when you purchase multiple dresses for your b-maids. For Her and For Him’s brand spanking new site provides you with more options than ever, including more colors choices for nearly every dress – and on the new site, you can preview every dress in every color option. You can also customize your dress by adding or removing a train, and you can also choose between a zip-up or lace-up back for certain styles!

We’re totally flipping for their new selection of vintage-inspired bridesmaid dresses (as well as vintage-tastic wedding and reception dresse) and their “Colored to Perfection” bridesmaid collection – all of these dresses are of course, available in a rainbow of beautiful hues. Whether you’ve decided to outfit your favorite ladies in blush, daffodil yellow, or robin’s egg blue, you’re sure to find a dress you love in the color you have to have. And for a limited time, the more bridesmaids you have – the more moolah you save! That’s right, FHFH is totally rewarding you for having a ridiculously huge wedding party!


And now for the best part – the scintillating savings deets! For Her and For Him is offering 15% off the purchase of two bridesmaid dresses, 25% for three to five, and 30% off of six or more. These incredible rates apply for all of their fabulous bridesmaid dress styles, and this offer will last until June 31, 2012.

To sweeten the deal, For Her and For Him is including their “Custom Fit” service free of charge with any purchase of more than one bridesmaid dress. That’s right, FHFH will make a custom dress for each and every bridesmaid, using up to 14 different body measurements! And to sweeten the pot even more FHFH will provide FREE express shipping for any product purchased during the promotion, including bridal gowns and accessories!