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Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

#RuinAWeddingIn5Words is pretty much the greatest hashtag since #duh.

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Guys, the Game of Thrones author made my life with this.

Tidewater and Tulle has been killing it with the DIYs lately, and these little Queen of Hearts favors are no exception.

Are you an introvert? Budget Savvy Bride has some great tips on weddings for wallflowers.

If supermarket flowers are kinda your only option due to your budget, then Kiss My Tulle is going to show you how to do them all purdy-like for your wedding bouquet.

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Thinking of a tropical honeymoon? Elizabeth Anne Designs is offering up the chance to win a honeymoon in Martinique. I’ve been, it’s stunning.

One of the first rules of wedding planning is figuring out how many people you’re going to invite. United With Love has some guidelines to get you started on building your guest list.

You had me at sparkling: I will be making this violet ombre cocktail from Classic Bride.

I’m dying over this entire country wedding on Love My Dress, but it’s the dress that cost about $30 that seals the deal. Or, really, ALL of the fashunz.

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Photography Copyright (c) 2015,  Assassynation via I Love My Dress

Finally, did you see that we’re looking for a few good peeps? We need help with our Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! column and we’d love to have a few of you darlings share your wedding planning adventures!

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

We’re sharing some of our favorite wedding-y things from around the Internetz. From inspiration shoots to style boards to DIY and planning tips, these are the things that catch our eye in other corners of the wedding Web.

Honeymooning in Paris, but don’t want to take a ton of luggage? Kiss My Tulle has a great chart for what to pack for 7 days in the City of Light and still have enough room for some shopping.

Budget Savvy Bride has been sharing awesome tips on how to throw a budget wedding, and Budget Wedding Tip No. 17 is no different.

Budget Savvy Bride Wedding Tips No. 17

This Bahamas wedding featured on Bajan Wed is visually swoonworthy, but the story will tug at your heart strings.

Add some color to your life during these grey days and get tips on how to make your own centerpieces with a winter flower recipe from A Coastal Bride.

Bright Winter Flower Recipe from Coastal Bride

Photo Credit: Gillian Ellis Photography

Disney die-hards will be pleased to know the new line of Alfred Angelo’s fairy tale wedding gowns has launched and Inspired By Dis has the full rundown on styles and prices.

Here at BAB, we tend to say wedding favors should be edible, drinkable or overall useful. Classic Bride has a recipe for spiced pecan wedding favors that definitely falls into the edible (and potentially useful — if you’re eating them after drinking all night) category.

Speaking of edible and useful favors, Tidewater and Tulle has a tutorial for how to make edible herb lollipop drink stirrers. And now I would like a mojito, thankyouverymuch.

DIY Herb Lollipop Drink Stirrers from Tidewater and Tulle

Photo credit: Caitlin Gerres Photography

BAB’s very own lady of wedding wisdom, Liz Coopersmith of Silver Charm Events, had one of her stunning gay weddings featured on Style Me Pretty.

 

What have you seen around the wonderful world of weddings on the Web, BABs?

Cool Wedding-y Shizz Around the Web

In this new series, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite wedding-y things from around the Internetz. From inspiration shoots to style boards to DIY and planning tips, these are the things that catch our eye in other corners of the wedding web.

Our girl over at Kiss My Tulle has a rad state-themed series. This year she’s tackling decor, starting with Alabama. #duh

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Credit: Kiss My Tulle

Wedding planning can be complicated. MyWedding has tips to simplify it.

Intimate Weddings has bachelorette party ideas that eschew penis straws.

Meg from A Practical Wedding is writing another book. If you haven’t read her first one, you should. It’s good.

I’m not the only one with a serious cat addiction. Chelsea from Tidewater and Tulle got her cats to star in an awesome shoot.

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Credit: Tidewater and Tulle

This handcrafted Atlanta wedding on Ruffled is so full of color and #sparklez, I just might explode.

The founder of Offbeat Bride is touring the country with Lovesick Expo, a wedding show that likely doesn’t suck.

Effortless sophistication is exactly right with this dreamy inspiration shoot on OnceWed.

The bride in this multicultural Boston wedding on Pretty Pear Bride has some legit tips on wedding dresses.

The bride’s jacket in this South African wedding featured on 100 Layer cake made me do a double-take. So good.

Don’t feel like wearing a veil? Emmaline Bride has some great alternative ideas.

Downton Abbey is back, and The Big Fat Indian Wedding did a killer roundup inspired by the addicting drama.

Figuring out which flowers are in season and when is tricky. Budget Savvy Bride helps you figure it out.

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Credit: The Budget Savvy Bride

What cool wedding things have you seen lately, BABs?

Broke-Ass Bride Wants YOU To Blog Your Wedding Adventures!

Listen up, aspiring wedding bloggers! BAB is looking for some real brides to share their grand adventure through Wedding World, a land of wonder, inspiration, financial pitfalls, DIY dragons, and etiquette monsters…a fellowship of real brides, if you will!

We’re looking for a newbie bride-to-be (or two, OR MORE) who is at least 6 months out from her wedding date to journal about her wedding planning journey. If you’re in the habit of keeping a personal blog or journal, if you love to engage with people via the magic of blogging, if you’ve got a fresh voice, an irreverent sense of humor, and you’re pulling your wedding together on a budget, you should definitely give this a shot.

Here’s what we’d like from all applicants: a brief letter of introduction, telling us who you are, where you are, when your big day is, and why it’s gonna be amazing. We of course want to know if you have any background experience writing and/or blogging, and a more-than-basic knowledge of WordPress is a HUGE bonus. We’d also love to see the two writing (or blogging) samples you’re most proud of. Please send all applications to Mellzah at mellzah@brokeassbride.com. Flowers and candy are always appreciated but will have no bearing on the final decision.

These are unpaid positions, but there is the possibility of paid work in the future. We do pay in love, appreciation, glowing recommendations, the occasional freebie, and of course, the opportunity to get your foot in the door of the wedding blogging biz! Please give this a lot of thought before you apply – we need contributors that will be timely, reliable, fabulous, and professional.

The Best New Wedding Books For Newbie Brides!

One of the biggest perks of being a wedding blogger is the shared sense of community we have with our fellow wedding bloggesses. Today, we’re gonna take a warm n’ fuzzy moment to draw your attention to a few fabulous titles some of our favorite blogger friends have published in the last few months – because blogs are great and all, but we know cuddling up with a nice hardbound publication (or your cute little e-reader) is so much cozier. Our top recommendations for new brides are, in no particular order…

The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide by Dana LaRue

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 Why we love it! Well, duh. It’s ours. Written by Dana, edited by the team. Using couples who had real broke-ass weddings. You know all those nifty little tricks and tips we’ve been giving you over the years? Well, they’re in there. Along with a lot that we’ve been keeping stashed, just for this very occasion. Plus, there’s a veritable plethora of real wedding budget breakdowns, best-approach ideas on negotiating your way to a more budget-friendly celebration without sacrificing your vision and, guys, there are recipes. Because: FOOD.

Who’s it for? YOU. And everyone you know. Because who doesn’t need a little help making smart money choices, especially where a wedding is concerned?

 A Practical Wedding by Meg KeeneA Practical Wedding by Meg Keene

 Why we love it: Meg’s got a smart head on her shoulders, and her book and blog are tangible proof. There tends to be a lot of fluff in Weddingland, but this book cuts through to the core of why we have weddings — from the marriage to the family symbolism to the meaning behind traditions. The APW book is a no-bullshit approach to your wedding day.

Who’s it for? Anyone who believes weddings and sanity aren’t separate entities. And for couples who need a heaping dose of real talk.

The Inspired Wedding by Emma Arendoski

The Inspired Wedding by Emma Arendoski

Why we love it: The author behind the Emmaline Bride blog curated seven gorgeous themes and all their bits and bobs. Along side swoon-worthy inspiration photos, Emma crafts perfect descriptions of how to seamlessly design your wedding day. It’s great inspiration for a DIY bride.

Who’s it for? Anyone who likes coffee table-style books full of gorgeous pictures and great tips on how to tie together various elements of your wedding day design.

Style Me Pretty Weddings: Inspiration and Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration by Abby Larson

Why we love it! Ok, by now you’ve probably had occasion to stumble across Style Me Pretty – one of the most extensive resources of beautiful wedding images and inspiration on the web. But a book of similarly gorgeous and inspirational wedding imagery just seems totally redundant, right? WRONG. I was blown away by how beautiful this book was. Page after page after page made me want to get married AGAIN, like RIGHT AWAY. This book basically redefines the term “WEDDING PORN”. Every page overfloweth with fresh, inspired wedding ideas. CAUTION: If you love your single friends, don’t just leave this book lying around willy nilly. Handling may causes mild to serious cases of wedding fever, which, much like the common cold, remains incurable even to this day.

Who’s it for? EVERYONE. Except that bride who’s going to totally develop a complex if her wedding isn’t subsequently featured on Style Me Pretty. You know who I’m talking about.

The Handcrafted Wedding by Emma Arendoski

Why we love it! This beautiful book was penned by our friend Emma from Emmaline Bride (check out the fabulous Paper Pinwheel Wedding Backdrop DIY Tutorial post she contributed to BAB last year!). Emma is an ace in the hole when it comes to fabulous DIY wedding ideas. This book organizes all of her best ones by category, so if you’re on the hunt for a totally unique save-the-date idea, or an easy peasy gift card box project, you can use this book as a handy reference guide. Or you could just read it cover to cover – you’re going to want to anyway. 

Who’s it for? If you’re freaking everyone out with the number of DIY wedding projects you’re undertaking, you need this book. If you love all things DIY, but you’re short on clever ideas of your own, you need this book. If you’re full of great ideas, but you have no idea how to execute them…hey – hey you! You need this book.

Plan Like a Planner: A Revolutionary Wedding Planning Guide by Bitchless Bride

Why we love it! You thought you loved us for our tell-it-like-it-is, Wedding-Industrial-Complex-be-damned attitude? Well…there is another…Bitchless Bride is our favorite foul-mouthed wedding blogger in disguise…not that there’s a lot of them…let’s start over – Bitchless Bride is one of our favorite wedding bloggers, period.  She blogs and vlogs anonymously because she’s an industry pro with almost 20 years experience – and she has a lot to teach you about bridal etiquette, bridal bitchery, and general bridezilladom. (Also, spoiler alert: she doesn’t always sugarcoat it. And we love her for that.) Her latest book, available for instant download, is full of essential planning advice for every phase of your journey – buying the dress, maintaining healthy wedding vendor relationships – you name it! PLUS, there are totally helpful tools for the proactive bride – timelines, anyone?!

Who’s it for? The bride who can’t figure out where to start. The bride who’s throwing her hands up in the air because wedding vendors never call her back. The bride who has QUESTIONS! SO MANY QUESTIONS! So basically, EVERY bride.

Rustic Wedding Chic by Maggie Lord

Why we love it! Here’s another fabulous title that falls under Wedding Inspiration/Wedding Porn. If you find yourself drooling a little at the thought of burlap table runners, candy apple wedding favors, barn weddings, and loose, organic floral arrangements in antique blue Mason jars, then this is the book for you, my friend. Maggie shared just a few ideas for fall weddings from her book with us last year, be sure to check those out for a tiny taste of Rustic Wedding Chic goodness. And of course, check out her BLOG of the same name for non-stop countrified wedding inspiration!

Who’s it for? Are you getting married in a barn? Are you getting married on a farm? Are you getting married in a park? Are you getting married in the dark? (Ok, that last one is a non-sequiter, but you see where this is going…)

There you have it, brides! Which titles are you adding to your e-shopping cart asap? May we recommend all four?!

 

Link Lust: The CUTEST Save-the-dates EVER, & More!

SERIOUSLY. How adorable are these personalized save-the-date hankies?! They’re so framable – everyone on your guest list will totally freak. Though if you see anyone wiping their nose with one at your reception, you should have them politely escorted from the building. Of course, cute hankies are just a little taste of this week’s edition of “LINK LUST” – the best in wedding blogs this week!

See first photos and sketches of Molly Sims’ Marchesa wedding dress, and shop similar wedding dresses with sleeves, on BRIDEfinds.

Opting for non-matching bridesmaids dresses? Here’s a head start on vintage pink frocks (in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month) on OK, Now What Bride.

Heart Love Weddings took their first DIY project by storm! We created glamorous pierced tin centerpieces with recycled veggie cans and show you the step-by-step process so you can too!

Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam offers up suggestions for what to wear to a wedding that’s more “Rock-Star Party” than “Virgin Bride.”

The sweetest wedding keepsake for mom, dad and the girls. Come take a peek at our Custom Handkerchiefs on Wedding Chicks.

Ever wonder what you should do before going wedding dress shopping? Lauren of Every Last Detail has the answer for you in this week’s Thursday Tips!

Have you ever had your wedding dress dreams shattered by the word “discontinued”? This week, The Broke-Ass Bride (that’s us, DUH!) helps one lucky bride find a gown that will replace/trump her discontinued favorite.

Link Lust: Fashion Week, Florida Weddings, & All The Best In Weekly Wedding Blog Goodness

Congratulations. You’ve once again survived the M-F grind. Now please –  kick off those heels, grab a cocktail, and peruse this week’s edition of “Link Lust” – all the best in wedding blogs you might’ve missed while you were out makin’ that money – say, for example – this Fashion Week droolfest seen above.

Have you thought of going flowerless? Get some fab ideas from yours truly for creating simple, rustic centerpieces that will cost way less than professional floral arrangements.

J’adore this incredibly sweet, shabby chic, Key West weddingwith French traditions and a purple and green color scheme on Heart Love Weddings this week!

See how Zac Posen’s Spring 2012 runway show will affect bridal trends this season (hint, it involves mermaid style wedding dresses) on BRIDEfinds.

Wedding-related family meltdowns may feel inevitable, but they don’t have to ruin your big day. Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam tells you how to handle the drama with grace.

Enjoy A Lover.ly Afternoon with Elizabeth Messina on the Wedding Chicks!

{Link Lust} We Get By With…

….a little help from our friends! You might’ve noticed that the blog was strangely quiet yesterday. The Broke-Ass Bride, along with many other names in the blogosphere, chose to acknowledge the crisis in Japan with an honorary Blogger’s Day of Silence.  If you missed it, there’s still plenty you can do to raise awareness and assist with the relief effort – be sure to check out For Japan With Love for more info! Once you’ve done that, feel free to mosey back on over here – we’ll be ramping up on wedding content all weekend, with great posts from Dana F. and Robin! And be sure to check out some of these great posts on our  friends’ sites too!

It’s a wonder anyone has time to blink 48 hours before their own wedding, let alone blog – yet our little Mallory shot it out of the park with this profoundly moving post about the importance of distinguishing your wedding from your marriage.

Check out Honey Living’s feature on the way one bride preserved her wedding day memories so she can see them every day.

See the new Kate Spade Bridal Collection of dresses – which hit Nordstrom 3 weeks early – on BRIDEfinds.

Need some Sweet Love? Check out The Wedding Chicks’ new free custom download: the Sweet Love Invitation Suite.

Brides-to-be: Want to make floral decisions easier AND save some money? The March Edition of bWed Exclusive’s month-to-month guide of popular and seasonal flowers is here to help!

Lauren at Every Last Detail is telling it like it is again- this time it’s all about myths having to do with wedding costs!

Help Us Win Best Budget Wedding Blog!

We’re thrilled to be finalists in the Best Budget Wedding Blog category for the Wedding Channel Bridal Blog Awards. Now we need your help to win!

It only takes the click of a button, so please vote early and often… we’d really appreciate your support!

Any help spreading the word would mean the world to us, too. You readers are what makes this blog so freaking amazing… so let your voices be heard!

Thanks a million!

Dana