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Ten for the Weekend: Stock up on Essentials and Wedding Gown Sale Alert for SoCal Brides

Happy Friday, everyone! I’ll be traveling to Charlotte, N.C., in the morning for a meeting with some of our partners and to see a friend, and Dana and Paul are officially on the second leg of their epic honeymoon tour, chilling in a great hotel in Seoul. But I’d never take off without leaving you with some great deals and discounts to help you kick your weekend off right. From Anthro to Tradesy and a super awesome deal on wedding dresses for those of you in the Southern California area, this Ten for the Weekend has got the goods to make your wallet happy.

Ten for the Weekend: Stock up on Essentials and Wedding Gown Sale Alert for SoCal Brides

1. I know I know, Halloween isn’t even here yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t stock up on Thanksgiving cookware. Sur la Table is having a sale on various essentials — from roasting pans to immersion blenders to spiral slicers.

2. Man, there are few things better than a good dress sale, but one of those few things is a discount on already well-priced items. is knocking 15% off their dresses until 10/19.

3. You know what costs a lot? Wedding stationery. You know who’s taking $40 off orders of $99+ for new customers? Wedding Paper Divas, that’s who (when you enter WPD40 at checkout until 10/28).

Wedding Paper Divas Enchanting Forever Invitations

I’m loving these “Enchanting Forever” invites.

4. Discounts on discounts are a great thing, y’all. BCBG is taking an extra 30% off final sale items. Now that doesn’t suck.

5. Designer shoes and accessories and getting to feel like one of the cool kids? That’s how Cole Haan rolls with their 30% off Friends and Family deal until 10/21.

6. Need to stock up on basics? Anthropologie is having a 30% sale off select sweaters, tees and pants for a limited time.

7. Guys, have you checked out Dessy’s sale section? They just added three different styles of twist wrap dresses, as well as a whole gang of accessories. Go on, get on it!

8. Call all beer lovers! Craft Beer Club is skimming $10 bucks off when you gift a membership of 3 months or more this holiday season (until 12/31) when you use code iSave5.

9. Do you guys know Tradesy? You should. It’s like, the greatest consignment store / thrift shop, ever. Like, serious designer duds, but previously worn / used (gently), and therefor cheaper than normal. And right now Tradesy is having an accessory sale. So you know, do it.

10. SoCal Brides, this one’s just for you! Unique Vintage’s real, actual brick-and-mortar store in Burbank is having a real life sample sale this Sunday. Check out our Pinterest board for a sampling of the gowns on sale!

Unique Vintage 10/19 Sample Sale in Burbank, CA


Happy shopping, darlings!

Ten for the Weekend: Wedding Websites, Art for Your Home and More Deals!

It’s almost the weekend, BABs! And that means I’ve found 10 smokin’ deals for you, to make your weekend and wallet a little happier. From art to online yoga classes to clothing and more, there are some seriously amaze discounts and offers this week!

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Looking to spruce up the walls in your home? Save 25% on all orders of Art, Prints, Posters, Fine Art, Decorative and More at Use promo code SUNSHINE25.

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This piece is called “Jackson Lake and Tetons, Wyoming.” Which, incidentally, happens to be where I grew up. Hometown pride, y’all.

Spice things up with your partner with 50% off one item only at! Use code MDAY50 at checkout until 5/11.

 Stuck on what to get mom for Mother’s Day? Until 5/11, you can get 40% off on YogaDownload gift certificates with promo code YOGAMOM14.

If you haven’t set up a wedding website yet, IM Creator wants to help! Get 15% off one of their professionally designed sites when you use WEDDING at checkout!

Vintage style and weddings go hand in hand, so make sure your girls are well-adorned!  Get 10% Off 5 or More Bridesmaid Dresses at Shabby Apple with discount code 5BRIDESMAIDS.

Thinking of using your engagement photos and others for your wedding guestbook? Save some skrilla and knock up to 50% off your photobooks at Shutterfly.

Have you always wanted to learn a skill like knitting, sewing or breadmaking? Craftsy is having a flash sale to celebrate their birthday, so now’s the time to learn! Get select online classes at up to 50% off until May 11th.

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You guys. METALSMITHING. How cool would that be? Now’s the time to find out!

Find yourself in need of some stationery? Fill that need and save some money by scoring  $10 Off all products when you spend $40 At Paper Style! Use Promo Code: PS10SPRING At Checkout!

Warm weather often means more time outside! Spruce up your back yard setting with 15% off select outdoor furniture at Design Within Reach until 5/27.

Add a little oomph to your summer wardrobe! Shop Adorn wants to give you a deal: Get 10% off new arrivals all month using code NEWSPRING10.

{Partner Love} Invite Your Peeps In Rustic-Chic Style With Wedding Stationery From

country wedding invitations

OK, newbie BABs, by now you’ve probably looked through hundreds of pages of websites for those perfect wedding invitations that exemplify your fun, yet chic and colorful wedding theme. And you’ve probably ogled over countless letterpress, cardstock, fonts, and color options…all to be heartbroken by the uber costly price tag at the end.

Well, rest easy, darlings. has the easy-on-the-wallet wedding stationery respite you need. With super pretty designs at prices that will leave you feeling flush with happiness, has exactly what the budget-minded bride is pining for. From the right-this-season green invitation designs, to themes that fit right in with your cowgirl-boot wearing rustic shindig, there are a myriad of options available.

Wedding invitation orders include free response cards, printed outer envelopes and response envelopes, which help ease the strain on those purse strings. With prices starting as low as $0.94, with free envelopes and RSVP cards thrown in, your broke-ass saving senses will be tingling! As an added bonus, if you throw down for more than 40 wedding invites, you snag free shipping! And with e-proofs, you can rest easy knowing you spelled the name of your venue correctly. What are you waiting for? Check out all the pretty invite goodness has to offer!

That’s not all, BABs! When you enter coupon code thebrokeassbride at checkout, you can score 12% off your order. Now get to inviting!

{Partner Love} Invitations By Dawn Wants You To Get The Word Out Without Breaking The Bank

Oh, hey, newbie bride! Got that guest list done? Are you now working on those baller wedding invites and scouring the Interwebz for the cheapest yet most amazing ones you can find?


Invitations by Dawn has a ridiculous amount of beautiful and shockingly wallet-friendly options for you. Want it quick ‘n’ easy? Want fancy-pantsy? Want ALL THE THINGS? They’ve got it covered.

Whether it’s chevron-striped, engraved or thermographic style you’re coveting, or a quick ‘n’ easy seal ‘n’ send, there are a wide array of options available to make it simple, painless and fully within your budget.

Don’t have time to figure out how to coordinate your invitations, response cards and reception cards? Or the budget to pay out the nose for each individual item? No sweat. Choose the 3-in-1 package and get all the stationery coordinated to match and worded by you. Check those bad boys off your list and move on to the next big to-do.

Working with Invitations by Dawn is uber simple. Not only can you have your pick of their huge selection, but you can choose to get an e-proof to make sure all your info is legit before it flies away in the mail. Got a huge order? Sweet, because any purchase over $175 scores free shipping! And if you tend to be the antsy type (let’s face it, you’re planning a WEDDING. Antsy is your middle name!) you can check in on your order status any time. Oh and their customer service? Yeah, they’ll take care of you. Super quick responses make those middle-of-the-night panic attacks about spelling dissipate in no time flat.

Check ‘em out and get another thing checked off your list. You’ll thank me for it later.



{Partner Love + A Contest!} Invitations By Dawn Has Some Baller Invites On The Cheap, & A Pinterest Contest to Boot!

YOU GUYS. (Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but this is important.) Invitations by Dawn. Let’s chat, shall we?

I must admit, I’m a pretty serious mom-and-pop-store lovin’ kinda gal. And when it came to my wedding invitations, I wanted so hard to keep it small, but with my 200 invites, it proved a difficult task. So, being the resourceful Interwebz maven I am, I searched high and low for something that would be uber unique to our small Hawaiian fete. I stumbled upon some super rad, and super cheap ones that had the Hawaiian islands and were made to look like an old-school treasure map. Slap some of our faves The Beatles lyrics on there? That’s a match made in stationery heaven!

Our invites were not only something I love so hard it hurts, but they were really affordable and we had so many customizable options, as well as amazing customer service. (Our proofs had a whopping error I missed the first time around and there were no problems fixing them.) They were printed on high-quality paper and were a cinch to fold up and make purdy for those mailboxes.

Thus, I was stoked to find out that Invitations by Dawn was doing a Pinterest contest. Yessssssss!!!!

Here’s the deal:

- Head on over to Pinterest.

-Follow Invitations by Dawn. Http://

- Go ahead. Create a wedding board. Already got one? You’re a step ahead.

- Hit up that hashtag and tag each pin with #dawninvitescontest

- Send it up! Email your completed board to

Onward, ye brides-to-be! Go forth into the great battle for amazeballz wedding invitations! May the best bride win!

{Partner Love} Postable Gets Your Addresses Organized, The Easy, Eco-friendly, Paperless Way

Be honest, do you have all the addresses you need nicely organized in one spot? Or do you have some in email, some in Google Docs, some in your cute little address book that you bought and swore to use (whoops!) and some on random scraps of paper strewn throughout your abode? And then there are those that you could swear you’ve written down a bajillion times … but it looks like you’re going to have to call Aunt Matilda to get Cousin Betsy’s address again. Wouldn’t it be so much easier if you had one spot, one single solitary place for all of them to be stored and organized?

Especially now that you’re getting married and have to send out save the dates, invitations and thank you cards?

Oh, yes, yes it would. And that’s where Postable comes into play. The boys over at Postable, the genius behind the idea, schemed up a way for you to collect, organize and keep all your contacts in one easy place.

And the best part? It’s free!!! Yeah, they’re looking out for you broke-asses.

So here’s the sitch:

- You’ll get a link (

- You send this magical little link to your friends, family and Aunt Matilda.

- They fill out a short form.

- You pour yourself a glass of wine and take another look at your dream dress.

- Abracadabra! Poof! Your address book is now filled.

Wasn’t that easy? No more trying to wrangle that third cousin twice removed who never answers her cellphone. Just zip her an email and you’ll be good to go.

Also: The guys at Postable are super, crazy committed to privacy, so the service is completely secure. No need to worry over security.

Postable understands what an asspain it can be to hound everyone for their deets. So they made it as quick and painless for everyone. And since it free-99, there’s no pain in your wallet, either. So, get yo-self all kinds of organized before the craziness of your wedding ensues.

{WIN THIS} Score 100 Personalized Wedding Invites From 2bSquared Designs!

We heart pretty paperie – so of course, we’re big fans of 2bSquared Designs, and we’re thrilled to be giving away 100 of their gorgeous wedding invitations this week!

One lucky bride-to-be will score 100 FREE personalized wedding invitations in the 2bSquared design of her choice. With so many gorgeous options, how will you ever decide?!

2bSquared also has a wide range of affordable and elegant wedding programs, menus, table numbers, favor fans, and more! Check out their Etsy shop to view their entire line!

There are two ways to enter to win! Just subscribe to our Broke-Ass Brigade newsletter (if you haven’t already) or leave a comment on this blog post!  
Remember – when you leave a comment, please make sure we have a way of getting in touch with you! If you’d like to leave your email address in your blog comment, be sure to write it out like so – brokeass at awesome dot com!

Sugarflower Design’s Crafty Guest Post Part III: The Joys of DIY Lite!

This  is our very last crafty guest post from the fabulous Autumn from Sugarflower Design! Did you miss Part I or Part II? Be sure to check them out hereand here!  

I’m back for my third and (sniff, sniff) final installment on the ups and downs, dos and don’t of DIY’ing your own wedding stationery. We’ve already covered the potential pitfalls of DIY, and ways to keep your DIY design fly. But, we realized not all of you want to take on the whole enchilada. So, here are two options for cutting some costs with DIY “lite”.

Printable Stationery

Happy craftin'!

Printable stationery allows you to forgo the design process, but save money by printing and assembling yourself. There are lots of options available for printable stationery, generally breaking down into two groups:

1) Pre-printed, blank card “kits”. You set up files on your computer to print the details of your wedding on the blank areas of each card in the kit. Check out this adorable set from Target!

2) Pre-designed computer files (usually PDF files).  Typically files arrive pre-formatted with your wedding details and card graphics ready to print on your home printer. Most print on standard letter-size paper that you must purchase separately and then cut apart after printing. has a HUGE variety of printable wedding invitations and accessories


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Some things to keep in mind when considering printable stationery:

a) Are you confident in your home printer to do the job?

b) Does the printable stationery come with sufficient instructions, templates and/or support from the designer to ensure your stationery is printed successfully?

c) What level of proofing for both color and text is supported by the PDF

d) What materials and tools are required to print, cut and assemble the stationery? Are they supplied, or do you need to find them on your own?

DIY “lite”

You have a limited budget, but you are not interested in designing or
printing your stationery. Consider purchasing low-cost, simple stationery
and spiffing it up with some DIY embellishment. I suggest sticking with
something you’ve done before – particularly if it alters the invitations
themselves (such as watercolor or embossing). Some ideas:

I can haz print job?

1) Hand-cut your own envelope liners. Templates for your envelope size/shape are available online and in craft stores.

2) Apply some well-placed Swarovski crystals to your invitation

3) Purchase a nice, contrasting color of cardstock to “stack” behind your invitation card. Just be sure your envelopes will accommodate the larger backing card!

4) Add a fabric or ribbon “belly band” to hold your cards together.

5) If you are artistic, or have a friend willing to help out, consider some simple watercolor details on your cards.

6) A custom embossing stamp with a pretty emblem or your initials will add some detail to the top of your invitation card or the back flap of your outer envelope.

It’s been a blast my ladies of BrokeAssery. Now, go get your card-on!

{Partner Update} Get 15% Off Of MagnetStreet’s Customizable Save-the-Date Styles!

That’s right, our fab sponsor MagnetStreet is offering 15% off of their 10 most popular save-the-date magnet designs through September 27th! You can personalize them with fun pics, different colors, fonts, and wording! To snag this special deal, just use the discount code: WHBTA15 at checkout.