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Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we’ve put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for an equally-extensive Cyber Monday deal roundup and enjoy your weekend!BAB approved black friday sales and deals

Skip the lines and take advantage of Target’s deals from the comfort of your couch.

Got a geek on your gift list? Get 40%-60% off at ThinkGeek.

Frame those wedding pics and get 20% off black frame styles at Framebridge with code BLACK20.

Love some trendy jewelry? Get 30% off at BaubleBar with code THANKS30.


Get goodies with your personal touch at up to 65% Off + 20% Off sitewide at Zazzle with code BLACKFRISAVE.

Calling all sports fans! Get your team gear at 25% off plus free shipping on orders over $40 at with code BLACKFRIDAY.

Rent those gorgeous designer duds and get 25% off $75 at Rent the Runway.

Baking is way more fun with a cute apron. Get 50% off + free shipping at Flirty Aprons with code SHOP50.

Adults like toys too! Marbles: The Brain Store has 20% off a bunch of cool toys sitewide.

Get some cute gifts at 15% off or save 20% on orders over $150 at Minted with code BF2016.

Calling all crafters! Take an extra 15% off + free shipping from Cricut with code BLACKFRIDAY.

One of our very favorites, ModCloth, is offering 20% off your entire order with code FRIDAY20.

If you’ve been slacking on getting prints of your wedding pics, now’s your chance! Get 55% off cards, address labels and wall decor + 45% off books and calendars at Mixbook.

Got some kids on the list? Tea Collection has great deals sitewide.

For the curvy ladies, Kiyonna’s $40 doorbuster dress sale is going on now! This only happens once a year!

BHLDN is taking 20% off sale items! 


  • 8/9

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    I have been wondering lately how to balance a demanding career, part-time small business, a child, a fiance, cohabitation, all the hectic chaos of basic adulting and still remain excited about planning a broke-ass wedding. Honestly, for me, its been easier said than done. I find myself so exhausted by the end of the work day, and even more beat by the end of the week. I get two days. Forty-eight hours. Two days to catch up on mountains of laundry, photo editing, vacuuming, etc. On top of that I have to try to spend a few waking hours with my man and my kiddo. I keep wondering, “where in the hell am I going to find the time and the energy to DIY all the things that I need to do to have a wedding??”

    I keep hoping that a wedding fairy will show up, wave a wand and … we will get married! Happily ever after, activate! Sunsets and honeymoons, commence! Glitter, beauty, romance and memories will come pouring out of every moment. A fairy tale spun from the flick of magic wand. Its sounds ridiculous, I know. I guess in my exhaustion, delirium has seriously set in. What’s a gal to do when she is literally so tired that she can’t seem to make sure she washed her underwear for the week, much less hot glue, spray paint and plan a day that seems so far away?

    My answer, for now, is to relax. To stop putting so much pressure on myself, so much that I literally feel paralyzed. I am lucky, even in all the madness of my day-to-day life, I get to come home to a unicorn of a man, a brilliant 10-year-old girl and — in the midst of all the stress and the mess — I wouldn’t change a single thing.

    You see, I may not have a fairy tale life and we may not get a storybook wedding, but in the real world most people don’t. Its the strength of our relationship that makes me the happiest, and the assurance that he and I will make it through all of the crazy that life will most certainly throw at us. I have been through enough to know that is the most important of all.

    We will get there, and no matter what happens on the road to our wedding day, we will have our happily ever after. The day doesn’t matter as much as the life, and we are gonna rock this life, together.

  • 4/11

    Hello, everyone! It's been just under six months since my wedding day, and I'm finally back to do a recap. You'll see my pro pics soon, but I thought I'd share some of the moments captured by friends and family here. What a crazy weekend it was! Friends and family started pouring into town Friday morning, and we had our rehearsal dinner that night. We weren't…

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    In just over one week, Jersey and I will be cheesing it up in front of our photographer for our engagement shoot. No need to remind us that it's only been ... oh, NINE months since we got engaged and we are just now getting this done. Trust me, we know. Our schedules have been impossible to coordinate, but at this point I'll be happy if…

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    After I got engaged, one of the first things I did was find someone to do pre-marital counseling. At the time, I felt very strongly about it, and after almost completing all of our sessions, I feel even more strongly that all couple should do some sort of pre-marital counseling. Melvin E Via Flickr Creative Commons At first, I was a bit stuck, as I…

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  • 5/19

    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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    Often times, when we're in the throes of wedding planning, we forget what's on the other side of the tulle, peonies, Champagne and sparklez. We forget that there have been fights, anxiety, uncertainty ... and there will be more of those. Because marriage takes sweat, fortitude, compassion and sometimes fear. As this post from Momastery points out, sometimes we lose the butterflies, and it takes work to…

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    I was over the moon when Jessica emailed me to say that she'd won free wedding photography from Beyond the Ordinary Photography's contest because she'd read about it in our newsletter, because it's always exciting when the work I've done has helped to make a real difference in someone's life. If you're already subscribed to our newsletter, you know that Beyond the Ordinary Photography is…

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  • 2/27

    Your "I dos" are a moment of gravitas, a quiet but weighty culmination of your decision to spend your lives together. In honor of their serious decision to make this commitment, Destry and Lanny decided on a similarly intimate wedding ceremony and reception: 40 invited guests, immediate family and the closest of friends. By this decision, they were able to spend more time with the…

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