Broke-Ass Tag: save the date


Hey everyone!

Remember back when I showed you a teaser for our engagement pictures? My friends at Traynor’s Photography gave me the rest of our pictures over the weekend!

And, just like us, our pictures are goofy, ranging from mildly silly …

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… to completely ridiculous.

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We chose to use a fun picture for our Paperless Post save the date, also. Why not have a little fun with them? A shot like this is much more us and much more interesting than a serious posed one anyway, don’t you think? Plus, it’s been said that your wedding stationery helps set the overall feel and expectations of your wedding day, and we think it’s necessary to include a picture that’s totally representative of who we are.

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I think save the dates are a great way to be a little more casual. Only your very close relatives are really thinking about what they need to wear to your wedding, so there’s no need to worry about conveying the formality level of your wedding this far out if you don’t want to. Mix it up!

  • 7/23

    One of the things I notice about wedding planning is the amazing accrual of stuff — from planners to printouts to swatches, you have stuff that you’re toting around to various meetings, fittings and brunch with the ladies. It would certainly be nice to have a place designated just for wedding stuff, because everything should have a place, right?

    Etsy seller Digital Printsess makes sturdy, tough (go on, put it in the wash) and super cute tote bags that can get the job done. And she designed one for a little show you might have heard of … “The Bachelorette.” Digital Printsess‘ bags appeared in Ashley Herbert and JP Rosenbaum’s wedding special.



    Aside from making these super awesome and customizable totes — I can totally see carrying this one while honeymooning on the beach — Digital Printsess also creates beautiful save the dates and invitations. Oh, and she’s totally Broke-Ass friendly: the totes start at $20 (bridesmaid gift, anyone?) and her save the dates and invites start at $15 for the digital file.

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    And now to the good stuff: You can score a Digital Printsess tote of your own which can be customized with your own info!

    As per usual, completing each task below earns you one entry — you must click on the green box saying “I completed.” Open to US residents only (sorry darling!) Good luck!

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  • 5/19

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    I am admittedly not the craftiest beaver on the block; and it's true, many a craft has beaten my ass to the ground and screamed in my face "Martha Schmartha, yo!" But that doesn't, for some reason probably linked to estrogen and my passion for all things glittered, squelch my lofty craft ambitions and attempts at greatness. Or, more accurately, attempts at not-complete-failure. I used to be…

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    People are so darn busy lately that save the dates are becoming necessary to remind them that yes, they do have plans the third week of August, and not only do they have plans, but they have GREAT plans. A beautiful, vibrant save the date makes people excited about your wedding every time they see it, and there's no better place to get custom save…

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    When it came to STDs, (insert sixth grade level laugh here), Zach and I didn't feel the need to be fancy.  While I certainly appreciate the beautiful, ornate paper STDs and invites out there, they just didn't strike me as a must-have item.  Plus, we loved the idea of going paperless!  Sending the majority of our STDs and invites via email will save trees and…

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  • 3/14

    Annie at Thriftfulness tipped me off to her adorable, DIY and dirt cheap wedding save-the-date cards which she made using rubber stamps! She detailed the how on her blog, so check it out! What a great and easy craft that can be used for all sorts of wedding-y goodness, right? Have y'all heard of "light painting"? It seems like all the new rage, and its…

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    There have been some pretty awesome save-the-dates on The Broke-Ass Bride recently, so I am sharing ours with a bit of humility (but only a bit, because our save the dates are pretty rad): Depending on how you look at it, our save-the-dates came in waaay under budget, or waaay over budget. Allow me to explain: The original number in our budget spreadsheet for save-the-dates…

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    Catherine, my gorgeous and talented friend (aka stylist-extraordinaire behind The Life Styled) shared her save-the-date video with me and I just about died. It's freaking brilliant. And funny. And so so smart. "Why won't you just pick a font?!?" LOL. Then Jerry wrote in, to share the m-fing RAD save-the-date card they made using their kitchen wall, some chalkboard paint, chalk and a whole lotta…

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  • 4/12

    What happens when you mix two colorful actors with personalities as big as their hearts, and a photographer with style unique enough to fit?  You get these kick ass pictures, people. We're talking unique, delightful,  drool inducing photos... saturated with color, charm, and creative spirit... and shot by one of our faves, Kelty at Steep Street. I speak from experience when I say that Kelty…

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