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Dresses in SF Fit ShopIt’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:

Modcloth Fete of the Union Dress

Fete of the Union Dress, $150

ModCloth Grand Staircase to the Entry Dress

Grand Staircase Entry Dress, $250

Modcloth Mesmerize to the Occasion Dress

Mesmerize to the Occasion Dress, $250ModCloth Velvet Rope Ready Dress

Velvet Rope Ready Dress, $175Modcloth Perfect as Planned Dress

Perfect, As Planned Dress, $175

Guys, check out the back of this dress, too … holy swoon!

Shop the rest of the collection here!

The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 3/15

    Sponsored Post DisclaimerThere’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.

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    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 from Zazzle

    Glitter coasters, y’all! These bad boys run about $5 for a sheet of 20

    Custom USB Flash Drive from Zazzle

    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.Customized Sunglasses from Zazzle
    Who wears their sunglasses at night? Anyone cool enough to score some custom ones from your wedding, that’s who! $11.95 per pairGold Trucker Hat from Zazzle
    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.Customized Bridesmaid Wristlet from Zazzle
    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.
    Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pop from Zazzle
    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.Custom Paper Plates from Zazzle
    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!

    The Broke-Ass Bride
  • 11/30

    Oh hey there! Say, whatcha got going on this Friday night at 11pm? Not much, you say? Well, I have a nifty idea... How about you tune in and watch The Broke-Ass Bride TV Special on FYI network?!? Remember a few months ago, when I announced our very exciting new development? Well it's time. The Broke-Ass Bride is coming to your boob tube this week,…

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    Guys, I've been sitting on this news for over 2 years now, and I'm SO THRILLED to finally get to share our secret. This fall, FYI network will be airing a 2-episode Broke-Ass Bride TV special!  (It actually experienced a commando airing last Sunday morning, too. And if you are here because you saw that show ... WELCOME!) But the fancy official premiere will be…

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    Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! I know we cover wedding stationery a lot -- I mean, we just did it for Five for Friday, but we rarely cover the other little paper goods extras. Menus, place cards, programs, thank yous ... they get skipped over a lot. Hell, once I started down the rabbit hole of non-save the date and invitation paper goods, I was blown away…

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    Happy Friday, y'all! Whew ... what a week! I can't believe we're already midway through August! With fall peeking its head around the corner, it's the perfect time to ogle gorgeous, shiny foil stamped stationery ... and we're in luck, as it just so happens that Wedding Paper Divas is knocking a cool 30% off their foil stamped pretties + 20% off the rest of…

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    It's Christmas in July! No, not really, but pretty damn close, y'all. David's Bridal is having their hugest sale of the season. And by huge, we mean RIDICULOUS. For serious. From wedding dresses to styles for your entourage to all those pretty little sparkly adornments, prices are slashed across the board: * Wedding dresses that were originally $300-$600 are now as low as $99, with…

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    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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    Less than 7 weeks out from my wedding to Paul, and I'm struck with how very different this time around has been, in every possible way. Illustration by Astrid Mueller Let's recap the last wedding: 31 years old Together nearly 7 years by the time we wed Engaged after 5 years 20 months of planning 100 guests Well-defined theme Location we had no connection to…

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