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Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget.

Alright, fellas. You’ve got the itinerary, events are booked and now you’re just left daydreaming at the office, counting down the days until you get to smell the salt in the air. There’s only one thing left: What to pack. Below are a few items we recommend adding to your suitcase to make sure you’re prepared.

Old Navy Faux Leather Boat Shoes

Faux-Leather Boat Shoes, $13.99 from Old Navy


Etsy EmblemEyewear Classic Half Frame Vintage ClubmasterHalf- Frame Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses, $6.95 from Etsy seller EmblemEyewear


J. Crew Panama HatPanama Hat, $60 from J. Crew



Old Navy Flannel Lined CoatFlannel-Lined Canvas Jacket, $65 from Old Navy


Mens Wearhouse Calvin Klein Blue Linen Extreme Slimfit Sport CoatCalvin Klein Sportscoat, $79.99 from Men’s Wearhouse


Amazon Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Faace LotionNeutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with Sunscreen, $9.25 from Amazon


It’s always a good idea to check the weather in advance, in case you need to get an umbrella or a good sunscreen when you arrive.

Do you have any awesome Myrtle Beach memories to share? Any recommendations? Share in the comments below or on Instagram with #brokeassbride!

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    Alright grooms, I’m gonna give you a quick and dirty lesson about your shirting. Don’t worry — it’s not gonna be that brutal. However, before we get into styling, it’s important to note a few key things when the shopping for the right shirt, especially when it comes to a wedding. And while it may seem that shirts can run on the spendy side, menswear is very much an investment — a quality piece will be sure to last you quite some time and will be re-wearable for a number of different occasions.

    J. Crew Bib Tuxedo Shirt
    Crosby Pique Bib Tuxedo Shirt, $98 at J. Crew

    As always, make sure you’re going to be more on the end of formal or casual. If you’re wearing a tux, you might want to think about a tux shirt (though you don’t necessarily have to). You may also want to consider a French cuff shirt if you’re going formal, and that then gets you into styled cufflinks, which can be a fun accent. No matter the formality, you’ll definitely want to make sure you find a shirt that’s well-tailored and fits your body just right.

    French Cuff Shirt
    Joseph & Feiss White Solid Classic Fit Dress Shirt, $19.99 (on clearance) at Mens Wearhouse

    Sapphire Cuff Links
    Sapphire Pinwheel Cufflink, $20 from The Tie Bar

    Okay, now for the important part: How to wear it. First off, always make sure you iron it. Seriously, it only takes a couple minutes and it makes a world of difference. Another thing to remember is the collar stays. These are those little plastic inserts that keep the points of your collar, well, pointy.

    Metal Collar Stays
    Metal Collar Stays, $5 per pair from The Tie Bar

    As far as having the sleeves rolled up and the top button buttoned, that depends, yet again, on the formality and what’s most comfortable for you. If you’re wearing some sort of tie, more than likely you’re gonna want to be buttoned all the way up.

    Stylist Tip: Full sleeve length should always be just below the wrist. If it falls just about an eighth of an inch out of a blazer sleeve, that’s perfect.

    Choosing a color or pattern is strictly up to you. Mostly, that’s going to be determined by the wedding colors, formality, suits style, etc. There is an endless array of options out there to choose from, and tons of retailers who have their own selections. Below, I’ve posted a few affordable shirt options from some men’s shops you can check out, along with some higher-end pieces for those of us with luxe taste.

    Banana Republic Gingham Shirt
    Slim Fit Gingham Twill Shirt, $80 from Banana Republic

    Joseph Abboud Button Up Shirt
    Joseph Abboud Classic Fit Shirt, $90 from Mens Wearhouse

    Hugo Boss Purple Striped Button Up
    Hugo Boss Trim Fit Shirt, $145 from Nordstrom

    Alright guys, that’s what’s up with button-up shirts. There’s a lot out there, but just remember these three things: tailoring, fit and style. There are a bevy of options, but really all that is just personal preference. Do you have places you shop at for your suit items? Share with us in the comments below!

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    Photo: Persimmon Images It's no wonder these distant islands are a popular trip destination; it's always beautiful, the climate is fairly temperate year round, and there's TONS to do! When you're packing for your Hawaii honeymoon, be sure to consider all the activities you'll be doing. Bring appropriate footwear, outerwear, and swimwear. And as always, I recommend bringing at least one outfit that's dressy enough…

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    Alright guys, let’s be honest, dressing up kinda sucks. There's all the fussy jackets and ties, not to mention the stiff shoes. Have you ever been to a wedding where the groom and groomsmen looked like kids in their dad’s suits? Yeah, not fun. That’s why it’s important to make sure you dress not only to fit the occasion -- whether it’s formal or otherwise…

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    Chicago Skyline Print from Etsy seller TheWildlands Ahhhhh, the Windy City. It's definitely one of the most romantic cities on the continent. All the aphrodesiac-inducing shopping, the sparkling lights, the snuggle-worthy breezes — it's no wonder couples choose this location for their honeymoon. Plus, there's tons to do, from museums and gallery shows to view, live performances, to cuddly strolls through the town. No matter…

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    Image: Whitney Huynh Alright grooms, step aside — this one’s for the Best Man. The day of the wedding is a big day for your bestie, so make sure something small doesn’t fuck it all up. He’ll thank you for life if you take all the right measures and plan it out properly. Trust me, I’ve been in a lot of weddings and you’d be amazed…

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    Suit shopping is hard — take it from someone who shops A LOT. Let's just get rid of the suits for work and wear T-shirts and jeans forever, #amirite? Well, certain occasions call for a fancy suit and a wedding is one of them. Whether your a groom, a groomsman or just need an inexpensive suit, the list below is just for you. Pick your…

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    Credit: Rome4U Since the beginning of the current honeymoon tradition (FYI, it started around the turn of the century), this delicious city has been a popular choice among couples. And it’s no surprise, seeing Rome is chalk full of romance, beauty, and memorable spots. If you want to make the most of your trip and be a true, romantic, Casanova type, here are a few…

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    Photo: Zach & Jody You covet those tattered Cons you've had since your first show. And yes, you just can't part with those New Balances you wear every weekend. And we know you can't even fathom having to replace your dress/work shoes (the sole is still mostly intact, so they're perfectly fine, right?). I get it. But for your wedding, you really need to up…

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