Broke-Ass Tag: paper source


Affiliate Disclaimer NewIt’s been said that invitations set the tone for your wedding, but Save the Dates serve an entirely different function. They don’t have to be anything like the invitations and can be personalized in so many ways — whether you want to include a photo from your engagement session, tell the story of how y’all met or you just want to be mysterious while also letting your peeps know that yes, you’ve set a date for your wedding. They are by no means necessary, but they can come in pretty handy as far as communicating with your guests. It’s suggested that Save the Dates (and no, I will not use the acronym STD, because I really don’t want to associate gorgeous stationery with venereal disease) should be sent about six months prior to the wedding date in order to give your guests plenty of time to plan. What kind of information should be included? Kiss My Tulle has a handy guide for that. As for where to shop for said Save the Dates? I got you boo. Here are our five faves:

Shutterfly / Wedding Paper Divas
Shutterfly Photo Books 120x90 Wedding Paper Divas

Shutterfly is the parent company to Wedding Paper Divas, and while the former mostly specializes in gifts and photobooks, there can definitely be some good hidden gems among their stationery. Wedding Paper Divas, however, is a veritable treasure trove of gorgeous Save the Date options — ranging from letterpress to photo to foil stamped. Bonus: Right now, score 30% off your order with code WINTERSALE

Basic Invite

Basic Invite

Basic Invite has Save the Dates that start as low as $0.61, which is pretty baller. You can also easily filter out the photo cards vs. non-photo cards, which is a feature rarely found anywhere else. The high-quality photo stock and wide range of colors and designs should make it a cinch to find a style that’s perfect for you and yours.


Shop Custom Save the Date Invites

Zazzle, home to so many fun and funky products that can be completely personalized, also has a pretty stellar stationery section (shhh! It’s a cool little secret). Zazzle’s Save the Date offerings tend to be intricate and artsy, a far cry from the cute and cutesy products easily found elsewhere.


We have a super soft spot in our hearts for Minted. The company offers such gorgeous designs, a huge range of customizable options and amazing customer service. Plus, everything they do is just downright pretty.

Paper Source

Paper Source

Besides being one of my favorite destinations for planners, calendars and other paper goods, Paper Source has an amazing selection of wedding stationery at price points perfect for any Broke-Ass. From a huge range of typography-focused designs to a vast array of photo-based options, theres something for any taste.

Where did you shop for your Save the Dates, Broke-Asses? Tell us in the comments below!

  • 9/26

    Whew! Another week done and dusted. Did you all get shit done this week? I know I sure as hell did, and I can’t wait to kick back and do a whole helluva lot of nothing. Well, and do a little retail therapy, of course. So, in that vein, here you go with this week’s killer deals, discounts and sales to get your guilt-free shopping on!

    1. You know what would save you a buttload of time on those return envelopes? Custom stamps. And Paper Source is knocking 25% off all custom stamps until 9/29! 

    Paper Source Custom Stamp

    I mean, polka dots, y’all.

    2. Ain’t no sale like an Anthro sale! Head on over to the fashion powerhouse and take an extra 25% off sale styles using SALEONSALE.

    3. Time for a new pair of kicks? has Keds, U.S. Polo Assn., XOXO and more for up to 65% off until 9/27.

    4. TODAY only, head over to Cents of Style where all things jewelry are $5.95 + free shipping when you use code SEPTEMBER.

    5. Speaking of getting busy in the kitchen, head on over to and save 20% on KitchenAid bakeware until 9/30. 

    6. Guys, let’s talk a pet peeve of mine real fast: Rugs. They’re expensive as hell, and get trampled all over. Which is why when a deal like this makes me super giddy: Get up to 60% off clearance area rugs at Home Depot.

    7. Oh look! More shoes for sale! Head over to Nine West and get up to 30% off sale items!

    Nine West Zeau laceup Oxfords

    I would like these, plz. Because: Oxfords. #duh

    8. I don’t know about y’all, but I’m ready for a vacation. Expedia can help save you up to 55% in Los Cabos plus a 20% spa discount at select resorts until 10/31.

    9. SheInside is getting spooky with a huge BOGO + up to 30% off with their Annual Shopping Carnival when you enter code PREH30 through 11/2.

    10. If you have any stationery needs WHATSOEVER, get your booty over to Shutterfly and save 40% off … well … anything with code GOOD4U until 9/28.

  • 9/12

    Ahhh, Friday afternoons. I've looked forward to seeing what's on sale at the end of the week, a) so I can share 'em with you and b) so I can drop some major hints for my upcoming birthday. And guys, this weekend? It's some srsly great shit. From shoes to stationery to awesome grilling tools to one of our absolute faves, this Ten for the…

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    Happy Friday! There are some great deals all over the Internetz for you this weekend, but I found 10 awesome deals for this Ten for the Weekend. Check it! 1. I'm starting to think Ann Taylor has a thing for broke-asses, because their sales are the best. Until 7/27, get 60% off select full price styles. This hot little number is normally $149, but plummets to…

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    Rebecca Black maybe wasn't the best singer, but she did have a great subject: FRIDAY! I don't know about you, but I plan on kickin' it by the pool with friends, and I might even get myself a couple new outfits. Speaking of shopping, this week's deals are pretty fun: Quirky and Poppin both have great discounts going on, and Blue Nile is gonna hook…

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    It's that time again, dolls! I've scoured the far reaches of the Interwebz for deals and discounts to help you shop a little easier this weekend. Me? Oh, I'm going to relax with some watermelon juice and hopefully a pool. xoxo! I don't know about you, but having fancy stationery always makes me want to actually want to send letters so I can show it off. Paper…

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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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