Broke-Ass Tag: modern


Reader Request:

Hi there. I find myself looking for a modern wedding – clean lines, bauhaus-inspired – but everything that I can find at reasonable price has a more vintage/romantic or blingy/overwrought vibe.  I’ve included photos of two dresses that I like because they’re 1. modern, 2. not strapless, and 3. kind of space agey.  Can you suggest budget options that would be similar?

The inspiration:

Source: Pronovias

Source: Angel Sanchez

Here are some modern, unfussy bridal gowns that come in at a reasonable price. Good luck in your search!

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L-R: White House Black Market $120 // BCBG $348 // Badgley Mischka $348 //
Saja ~$1100 // Aria ~$600 // Derek Lam $695

  • 11/29

    Formal dinnerware is something broke-ass brides  like us sometimes leave off the wedding registry, but over the Thanksgiving holiday I was quietly reminded why wedding china is AWESOME – my mother has been serving up her holiday feasts (pulled straight from the pages of Southern Living) on her 1980’s wedding china for as long as I can remember. And then I took a gander at some of the beautiful and uber-modern china patterns from Noritake

    Whether you love classic, simple lines, or contemporary flourishes – there’s something for every bride at Noritake – even the type of bride that doesn’t consider herself to be the fancy-china-owning-type. For instance, check out this incredibly lovely Bone China “Alana Platinum” pattern – with its light platinum band of tiny starbursts around the edges. STUNNING.

    It’s hard to imagine right now, when you’re holding on to those little dollar bills as tightly as you possibly can, a time in the future when you might be able to relax and enjoy a sumptuous holiday meal served on beautiful bone china plates, and not stress over the cost of the food or the worth of your tableware, but would you believe us if we tell you it’s coming? And you’ll want to be prepared.

    Budget-savvy brides, take note!  Noritake is offering BAB readers an exclusive 10% discount on any products on their site – simply enter the code BABblog at checkout!

  • 6/16

    Having a natural eye for aesthetics makes planning a wedding an excruciating labor of love. Every detail is carefully researched, curated or crafted with extreme care. Maybe if you’re lucky, you have a super helpful fam or crew of bffs, but let’s face it, occasionally it’s just you, up against the wall, making the crucial decisions. But if you’re opting for traditional wedding invites, do…

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