It’s a good week in Weddingland, if for no other reason than our homies at ModCloth *finally* dropped their full line of wedding gowns and dresses (did ya catch the announcement we made on Facebook?) and it does not disappoint. From long lengths to the shorter, retro-vintage styles ModCloth has become so synonymous with, the 44-piece collection includes some classic silhouettes as well as slightly trendier styles. And it’s pretty much all $300 or less, which should make some Broke-Ass hearts flutter with happiness. Of course, it being Friday and all, I’d be totes remiss if I didn’t go ahead and share my five favorite gowns with y’all — which, by the way, was no easy feat to narrow down. I decided to stick with longer lengths, because when it comes to shorter dresses I could waste hours just ogling (I’m a huge fan, after all) and I also feel like these five are really worthy of a little highlighting:
Fete of the Union Dress, $150
Grand Staircase Entry Dress, $250
Mesmerize to the Occasion Dress, $250
Velvet Rope Ready Dress, $175
Perfect, As Planned Dress, $175
Guys, check out the back of this dress, too … holy swoon!
Shop the rest of the collection here!
There’s long-held idea that a Broke-Ass wedding means a DIY, craft-filled fete. And sure, some of us are absolutely skilled at making the pretty from scratch, but others of us (like yours truly) don’t have a single crafty bone in their body (for serious: I consider taking a can of spray paint to something a major DIY accomplishment) and are still totes focused on making our weddings ours and doing so on the cheap.
This, darlings, is where our homies Zazzle come in. We’ve crushed hard on them for a while because of the ability to customize, well, anything, but when it comes to weddings Zazzle has this ish on lock. They make it so you can have the custom feel of DIY with out all the glue, mess and headache, which is pretty rad if you ask us. Whether you’re looking for small custom touches like cookies or napkins or want to make a big splash with a monogrammed fabric backdrop for your ceremony or photo booth, you can find it all at Zazzle.
Customizable invitations and wedding stationery is kind of a no-brainer, but what about the other ways you can add personal flair to your wedding day? Here are our favorite things from Zazzle that bring that one-of-a-kind feel without breaking the bank or causing a craft nightmare:
Glitter coasters, y’all! These bad boys run about $5 for a sheet of 20
Have a killer playlist all set up for your crowd? Send ’em home with a pre-loaded, customized USB flash drive full of your favorite songs. $17.95 each.
Who wears their sunglasses at night? Anyone cool enough to score some custom ones from your wedding, that’s who! $11.95 per pair
One of my best gals and her hubs had trucker hats made for their wedding party that we all rocked at the rehearsal dinner. And guys? I love that hat. $14.95 each.
Don’t feel like loading up your crew with flowers? Customize cute wristlets for them to carry around their ish (because you know they’ll need to do touch-ups during the day) and use well beyond your nuptials. $35.95 each.
Helloooo, sweet tooth! We’re huge proponents of favors being useful or edible, and these chocolate-dipped Oreos fall nicely into the latter category. $39.95 per dozen.
When you have plates that look this good, no one will give a hoot that they’re paper (and that you’re saving a headache by not worrying about rentals or breakage). $1.60 per plate.
See? All sorts of customized goodness for your wedding day with nary a glue gun or craft instruction in sight! Now, doesn’t that make your non-DIY self feel way better?
Oh, and we forgot to mention: Zazzle LOVES having a sale — which makes our Broke-Ass hearts flutter in some kind of way. Keep your eyes peeled, BABs, and happy planning!