Broke-Ass Tag: Wedding planning

11/28

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Happy Monday, darlings! I hope you all had a great, restful Turkey weekend. As per usual, the holiday shopping has been kicked into high gear, and since finding a killer bargain is essential to any Broke-Ass wedding, I’d be remiss if I neglected to share these awesome Cyber Monday deals with you. Since Black Friday was a mashup of all the things, Cyber Monday’s deals are concentrated on Weddingland. From dresses to bridal party gifts to freaking HONEYMOONS, there are deals like whoa in here. Happy shopping!

Cyber Monday Deals for Your Wedding Top row, l to r:

Take 25% off + free shipping on personalized gifts (like these awesome flasks for your groomsmen) at Things Remembered when you use code A130 at checkout.

Bedeck your gals with gorgeous baubles with up to 60% off at Stella & Dot’s flash sale!

Get wedding cards, photo books and guestbooks with Mixbook’s buy more save more deals, up to 55% off with code CYBER16.

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Modcloth is one of our faves for affordable wedding attire, and everything on the site is 30% off with code CYBER16.

Save on honeymoon airfare and travel in serious style with Virgin America, where you can get up to 30% off.

Save your crew some cash and get their dresses from Rent the Runway (or get a killer engagement party dress for yourself). Save 30% on all rentals with code CM2016.

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From stationery to gifts and everything in between, get custom and awesome details from Zazzle for up to 70% off + 30% off sitewide with code CYBERMONSAVE.

Get your beauty on the pure way with 20 gifts from 100% Pure marked at just 10 each.

Save big on your honeymoon and book a romantic getaway at a Sandals resort.

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  • 11/14

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    Need Some Bride-spiration? Check Out These Wedding Shows

    Brides planning their own wedding often get inspiration from wedding-related shows and movies. You can check out a number of different wedding shows in order to learn some helpful tips, gain some insight into the industry, and even help decide your own theme, dress style, color scheme, and other wedding choices. There are 5 main wedding shows to watch that will inspire your dream day.

    {Eds. Note: We think you’re perfect the way you are, and no one should feel the need to lose weight or get any other extreme work done for their wedding day. However, should you choose to do so, please consult your physician and ensure you take a healthy, happy path toward your goal.}

    Shedding for the Wedding

    Getting into shape before the big day is a goal of many brides. If you want some inspiration, you can watch Shedding for the Wedding. Real-life couples participate on the show, as it is a reality competition. Nine couples compete to win the wedding of their dreams. The couple who loses the least amount of weight each week is eliminated from the show. While the show was previously canceled, you can watch reruns when they air on Directv in PA and pretty much any other state.

    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

    TLC is a popular channel for wedding shows. You can catch up on shows like “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” as long as you have TLC in your DirectTV package. Watching On Demand is a popular option for new episodes. This show features brides within the Gypsy community and details how they are going to include their tradition and culture into their weddings.

    Say Yes to the Dress

    Also on TLC is the show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” This is an excellent show for any bride trying to find the right wedding dress style for them. Women on the show come to the shop with their mothers, grandmothers, sisters and bridesmaids in tow in order to try on some of their dream dresses. Some they love, and some they hate, but it just takes one they can’t live without for them to say yes to the dress. You can find some inspiration for your own wedding dress by watching the show and possibly even find some bridesmaid dress options as well. The show typically ends with a sneak peak of the bride’s wedding, showing them wearing the final dress they chose. It is so popular that there are also now spin-offs of the show, including a Plus-Size addition, and “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.”

    Bridezillas

    You can find out what not to do by watching “Bridezillas.” This show features some of the worst brides in history. It is a docu-series that follows women through their wedding planning process. Many will stop at nothing to have their day turn out to be exactly what they want. The show sometimes plays reruns on WE tv, which is available through Direct.

    Bridalplasty

    The E!Network took a look into brides who wanted to go all out to achieve their dream wedding look. This included them getting plastic surgery in order to reach their goals. You can watch the reality show to see what types of surgeries the brides were wanting most, and which bride won the final prize of earning her dream wedding.

    As a bride, you want to do as much research as possible in order to help you decide which things you truly want to include on your special day. You also need to consider which items or traditions are simply not for you. While you can read through magazines or search online, watching these wedding shows on TV where actual couples are featured is a great way to help you better come to some of your own conclusions about your wedding desires.

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  • 11/2

    BlissPaperBoutique Printable Envelope Template

    Howdy my fellow Broke-Asses! Envelope template available from Etsy seller BlissPaperBoutique It's official, we are officially getting married. I just dropped off the Save the Dates at the post office. With a huge wink and promise of future cookies to the post master, he lovingly hand-cancelled each of my postcards. I feel like a mother bird watching all my fledglings leaving the nest. Who knew…

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    10/28

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    Weddings -- planning them, paying for them, putting them on -- are kind of an ordeal. Even the simplest of soirees can have a lot of moving parts and when those parts get to rolling, the unsolicited advice starts coming in. Seriously: death, taxes, unsolicited wedding advice. Plenty of people out there have already explained that it's important not to take these opinions (or thinly veiled…

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    10/14

    Cash Wallet by BlackArrowStudio

    Cash Wallet, $56 by Etsy seller BlackArrowStudio I've been wracking my brain to come up with some truly epic wedding advice for you, BABs. This being my last advice post for The Broke-Ass Bride for the moment, I'm feeling some (self-imposed) pressure to get it right! 😉 I hope you enjoy it, and remember that you can always reply in the comments or email BAB directly…

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  • 10/4

    Real Bride Ciji's bridesmaid flower arrangement

    I’m 75 days into the happiest time of my life. I’m floating on Cloud 9, the new accessory on my left finger continues to sparkle and the engagement glow is bright, everything is just as I imagined it and I am itching to plan the wedding of my dreams. There’s just one small challenge ... the budget! Professionally, I have planned thousands of events for…

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    9/19

    Real Bride Heather: Bump in the road

    Remember when I found the perfect venue, knew it was a wicked awesome deal, but I was scared to pull the trigger and sign the contract? I was terrified to sign up for spending about $7,500 bucks in fear that something would happen and we would need that money for other things. Well, if there's one thing that I have learned in life, trust your gut!…

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    9/13

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    For as long as I can remember, there have been people in my life using 12 step programs to improve themselves and their circumstances. Some were battling addictions, and others loved those that were battling addiction. Whatever their individual case might be, these programs helped bring clarity and some kind of peace to otherwise chaotic life situations. Through those people and their experiences, I've become…

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  • 9/8

    Amelia Sposa Nova

    Sometimes distance is a bigger issue than budget. BAB reader Mary explains in her comment to this post:  Hi! I need help getting over an Amelia Sposa gown: Nova. My budget is $2,000. This dress is under that, but it is strictly online ordering from Italy, and I need to physically be able to try on the dress so this one is out. My specifics: 1.…

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