Broke-Ass Tag: Ryan


Affiliate Disclaimer NewSteampunk Notepad from Etsy seller OldWaysFussnFeathers
Steampunk Notepad, $13.50 from Etsy seller OldWaysFussNFeathers

Hey dudes, do you remember way back when people used to have giant desks and write letters to each other all day? Major #fbf, I know. There are some of us out there that still practice this ancient art form, believe it or not. Though there’s the ease of sending an email or setting up a Facebook invite, there’s nothing that has quite the same amount of value as receiving a hand-written letter or card in the mailbox. For grooms, letters can be a great way to ask your groomsmen to be in your ceremony, to send personal announcements and for sending thank you cards after it’s all over. Stationery also makes for a mature, personalized gift for the true gentlemen in your life.

Surprisingly enough, there’s a lot of print options out there, with options to even have your own custom items. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite places for business cards, postcards, stationery all all kinds of other things you can use to personalize your letters.

Elegant Marble Personalized Stationery from Minted
Elegant Marble Personalized Stationery, $50 for 25 from Minted

Dapper Dude Stationery from Etsy seller TheFinePrintPaperie
Dapper Dude Cards, $12 from Etsy seller TheFinePrintPaperie

Beer Lover Stationery from Etsy seller WhatACardCards
Beer Lover Cards, $12 from Etsy seller WhatACardCards

Initial Stationery from Etsy seller ShopKellyRenay
Initial Notepad, $20 from Etsy seller shopKellyRenay

Moo Business Cards
Printfinity Business Cards from Moo (prices vary)

Typewriter Notecards from Etsy seller TheGentlemansStudy
Typewriter Correspondence Cards, $18 from Etsy seller TheGentlemansStudy

What do you think about writing cards and letters? Any places you favor that I didn’t mention? Share your favorites in the comments below with or with #brokeassbride on Instagram and Facebook.

  • 8/12

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHey there, dudes! It’s time to talk about rings. We’ve covered the baubles for the ladies, and now it’s time to focus on you. I won’t go into a long diatribe about their significance, the symbolism of eternal love and blah, blah, blah. Instead, I’ve done a bit of shopping and I’m gonna share the loot I’ve found. The list is separated into three categories: narrow, regular and wide. This is important: in the case of rings, size matters. The general rule is the more slender the hands, the narrower the band. However, I think it’s more about comfort. For someone who doesn’t wear jewelry often, a wide band might feel cumbersome and awkward (note that this can be remedied by the type of metal as well).

    All the rings below retail under $300, but remember that doesn’t include any sort of extra custom work you might want. Also, I’ve indicated if it’s available in other metals, though the price may vary.
    Let’s get to shopping.

    Narrow Bands

    White Gold Wedding Band from jared14K White Gold Band, $229.99 from Jared

    Mens Tungsten Wedding Band 3mm from Jared
    Triton Slender Tungsten Carbide Band, $139.99 from Jared

    Mens Titanum and Wood Wedding Band from Robbins Brothers Hawaii Titanium and Pink Ivory Wood, $200 from Robbins Brothers

    Mens Gold Wedding Band from Kay JEwelers10K Yellow Gold Comfort Fit Band, $149.99 from Kay Jewelers

    Mens Gold Thin Wedding Band from Blue Nile18K Gold 2mm Band, $170 from Blue Nile

    Mens Brushed Gold Wedding Band from Blue Nile
    Matte Mid-Weight Comfort Fit White Gold Band, $300 from Blue Nile

    Hand Cut Filigree Mens Wedding Band from Etsy seller tinahdee Hand-Cut 14K Gold Fill Filigree Ring, $40 from Etsy seller tinahdee

    Unisex Love Knot Wedding Band from Etsy seller AroshaMode18K Plated Yellow, White or Rose Gold Band, $160 from Etsy seller AroshaMode

    Mens Gold Flake Wedding Band from Etsy seller AnnaReiJewellery
    Gold Chaos 4mm Wide Band, $173.03 from Etsy seller AnnaReiJewellery

    Mens Narrow Palladium Wedding Band from Etsy seller AnnaReiJewellery
    1.5mm Dainty Palladium Band, $181 from Etsy seller AnnaReiJewellery

    Regular Bands

    Mens Titanium Wedding Band from Etsy seller RobandLean
    Titanium Elder Wood Meteorite Band, $200 from Etsy seller RobandLean
    Mens Cobalt Wedding Band from Robbins Brothers7mm Cobalt Band, $250 from Robbins Brothers

    Mens Titanium Wedding Band from Robbins Brothers
    Titanium Comfort Fit Band, $95 from Robbins Brothers

    Mens Multi-tone Stainless Steel Wedding Band from Kay Jewelers
    8mm Multicolor Wedding Band, $109 from Kay Jewelers

    Mens Black Cobalt Wedding Band from Kay Jewelers
    Cobalt 8mm Band, $295 from Kay Jewelers

    Mens Engravable Silver Wedding Band from Kay Jewelers
    Stainless Steel Engravable Band, starting at $107 from Kay Jewelers, $107
    *Neat Feature: The middle piece spins so you can read the full message!

    Mens Tungsten Carbide Wedding Band from Jared
    Tungsten Carbide Band, $229.99 from Jared

    Mens Gold Wedding Band from Jared
    14K Yellow or White Gold Band, $279.99 from Jared

    Mens Etched Black Tungsten Wedding Band from Jared
    Florentine Etched Black Tungsten Band, $279.99 from Jared

    Mens Cobalt and Black Diamonds Wedding Band from Blue NileCobalt and Black Diamond Band, $240 from Blue Nile

    Wide Bands

    Mens Wide Cobalt Wedding Band from JaredCobalt 8mm Band, $149.99 from Jared

    Mens Stainless Steel Wedding Band from Kay JewelersStainless Steel Band, $149 from Kay JewelersMens Copper Stainless Steel Wedding Band from Jared
    Copper and Stainless Steel Band, $99.99 from Jared

    Mens Mother of Pearl Wedding Band from JaredMother of Pearl Inlay Stainless Steel Band, $129 from Jared

    Mens Distressed Silver Wedding Band from Etsy seller TinahdeeSterling Silver Distressed Band, $50 from Etsy seller Tinahdee

    Mens Whiskey Barrel Wood Wedding Band from Etsy seller HawkinsHandicrafts Whiskey Barrel Wood Band, $50 from Etsy seller HawkinsHandicrafts

    Mens Brushed Titanium and Wood Wedding Band from Etsy seller GrandJunctionGuyBrushed Titanium Bubinga Ring, $285 from Etsy seller GrandJunctionGuy

    Mens Wood and Meteorite Wedding Band from Etsy seller GrandJunctionguy
    Bentwood Meteorite Band, $215 from Etsy seller GrandJunctionGuy

    Mens Carbon Fiber Squared Ring from Etsy seller ElementringsWave Squared Carbon Fiber Ring, $179 from Etsy seller Elementrings

    Etsy Rings Paradise Meteorite Inlay Wedding BandMeteorite Inlay Rose Tungsten Band, $196 from Etsy seller RingsParadise

    That’s all chaps! Hopefully I’ve made ring shopping a little less stressful for you.

    Any catch your eye? Let me know in the comments!

  • 11/20

    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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    Photo: Kansasphoto via Flickr Creative Commons Let’s take a little escape, shall we? Take a break from the daily humdrum and take a journey with me. Think of the sounds of the ocean waters. Feel the warm sand beneath you as the high sun above you browns your skin. You look out upon a horizon of the bluest water you’ve ever seen. Sound better than…

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    Alright guys, I'm gonna be honest, I never thought I'd be a pocket square kinda guy. They always seemed too fancy and fussy. One day, just for shits and giggles, I thought I'd try one out for a wedding I was going to. Wouldn't you know, I totally dug it. In fact, I favored it over my tie, so I went tieless and open collar.…

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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: Amy Shea for Imaginative Studios The groomsmen, you chose them for a reason. They've helped you through some rough spots and they make sure you're gloriously plastered for every birthday. When it comes to your wedding, they're the ones that are gonna help get you through all the stress and help make it a great day. So, you should properly thank them with an…

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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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