Broke-Ass Tag: wedding accessories


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At one of the many bridal shows I attended, I saw a local jewelry store was doing a trunk show for wedding rings, so I thought we would check it out.

We started with mine because I have a uniquely set engagement ring that has a design in the profile, so most wedding bands would completely obscure those details. Also, it’s not quite a solitaire because of the setting so a normal band would not sit flush against it. I was really hesitant to get a curved band, though, because then I could never wear it alone if I needed or wanted to. I tried on lots of bands with different designs, but everyone kept suggesting the curved style. After looking at probably 30 different rings, I did settle on a curved style, but decided to go with two very skinny curved diamond bands, so I can wear one on either side. It just looked funny with one, so I splurged a bit.

My fiance doesn’t wear any jewelry or accessories. A belt, maybe, but only when it serves a purpose. He doesn’t even wear a watch! Due to the physical nature of his job, he can’t wear a ring while he is working, as it would be a hazard is it were to catch in any machinery he uses. With all of that, I assumed he would go for the most simple band they had to offer. Boy was I wrong! After waiting somewhat patiently while I looked around, he was excited for his turn. I turned around to find him asking about rose gold and different designs! Who was this man?! He ended up choosing a two-toned, white gold and rose gold band that he custom designed, combining a few different elements from different styles he liked!

He hasn’t shown much interest in most of the planning process, but we left the jewelry store and he was pumped up! He keeps asking if he can wear his ring now, even though the wedding isn’t for a few more months. He loves that thing. I guess it made it real to him. It was nice to see him excited about it.  Sometimes we need a reminder that we’re both getting married even though it often seems like the bride-to-be is the only one really engaged in the process.

Has your fiance shown excitement over something that surprised you? Share in the comments!

  • 11/30

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewWhile our Black Friday post was a hodge-podge in the truest sense, we try to focus our Cyber Monday efforts specifically on wedding-y deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while planning your badass wedding. Being that we are The Broke-Ass Bride, we understand the too legit value of getting the v. best deal possible, and what better way to do so than from the comfort of your own chair with us dishing up the goods, just for you? None. That’s what I say. There is no better way. So, without further adieu …

    Cyber Monday Deals for Your Broke-Ass Wedding


    Give your brigade personalized, customized gifts from Zazzle where everything is up to 65% off and you get an extra 20% off all orders with code ZMONDAYSALES.

    For the sportsfan among your crew, is taking 30% off all orders over $50 with code CYBERMONDAY.

    If you have a total foodie in your crew, up their cooking style with a killer apron from Flirty Aprons and get 60% off plus free shipping with code SHOP60.

    Urban Outfitters has some of the best shit, and now you can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more or $50 off your purchase of $150.

    Get some great, quirky gifts for your gals and save 20% + free shipping from Swoozies.

    Beauty / Grooming

    Get your pretty on and save 50% at Julep with code YAYTODAY.

    Score some of your favorite brands at killer prices and get 26% off plus free shipping at Beauty Store Depot.

    We love us some Stila Cosmetics, and we love it even more when they have a warehouse sale with tons of sparkly goodness up to 85% off!

    Hair tools can be hard to justify, but NuMe is offering two of their classic wands for just $34 when you use code 34WANDS.


    Save the Dates, invitations, thank-you cards … you name it! Save 30% sitewide at Wedding Paper Divas with code CYBERSALE30.

    Get your wedding goods and holiday cards in one fell swoop: Save 25% on Minted products and 20% on holiday cards with code CM2015.

    Use one of your wedding pics for a Christmas card and save 33% on Life Moments stationery from MagnetStreet.

    Paperless Post is having its biggest sale of the year with 35% off plus free ground shipping with code SHOPNOW.


    Get yourself set for all the parties with gorgeous separates from Kiyonna — at just $25!

    Whether for your girls or yourself, ModCloth has some great dresses for your big day, and they’re taking 25% off everything with code FUNDAY.

    If you’re considering renting your dress rather than buying, head to Rent the Runway where you’ll save $40 off orders of $100.

    Menswear can be spendy, so get your heinie over to Bonobos and save 30% on those dapper duds with code MONDAY.

    Kennedy Blue has some gorgeous gowns at already affordable levels, but now you can save 15% + free shipping with code GOBBLEGOBBLE.

    For all you boho lovers out there, Free People is taking 50% off select styles and an extra 25% off sale items.

    From super smart menswear to sleek, classic dresses, Banana Republic has great style and is taking 40% off with code BESTCYBER.

    We all know Anthro is a great spot for gorgeous goods — so go on and rejoice now that they’re taking an extra 25% off sale items + free shipping with code XTRAGOOD.

    SUIT UP! Head to Jos. A. Bank to get up to 70% off sitewide, with 25% off purchases over $100.


    If you’re the DIY sort, head to Craftsy to save huge on both online classes and craft supplies.

    Stock up on garlands, centerpieces, placecard holders, favors and more at Beau-Coup and save 20% + free shipping.

    Did you know Fab has a wedding shop? Now you do. And now you also know that Fab has a bunch of great Cyber Monday deals that you should probz check out.


    Whether you’re giving them as gifts or bedecking yo-self, Stella & Dot’s delicate pieces are perfect for a wedding, and now all sale items are an extra 25% off.

    Stock up on pretty baubles from BaubleBar and get 25% off one item with code GOGIFT25 or 35% off two-plus items with code GOGIFT35.

    Make sure his steeze is on lock with 25% off sitewide at


    Caribbean dreamin’? Sandals & Beaches Resorts are having a huge Cyber Monday sale. Get on it!

    Save up to 50% when you book your hotel through (and there aren’t any booking fees)!

    Save an extra 5% on all bookings through

    Team Broke-Ass LOVES flying Virgin America, and now you can too with fares up to 25% off!



  • 7/21

    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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    Oh man, it's like Christmas in (almost) July, you guys. Our love, BHLDN, has graced us Broke-Asses with their Big Summer Sale, knocking down prices on some of your very favorite gowns (uh, helloooo Persiphone) and accessories. While BHLDN always has a pretty stellar sale section, this event includes over 80 styles across the site. UH, yes plz. Gorgeous gowns are down to as low as…

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    Accessories help make the outfit, right? Right. You've got the shoes, the headpiece, the sash ... but what about jewelry? Chances are, you'll be the lucky recipient of some family heirlooms, but that may not cover your entire wedding day ensemble. And since you're a broke-ass, you can't really afford to shell out oddles of skrilla to get the pretty pieces you yearn for. Or…

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    Hey-o, BABs! Happy Friday! Man, it's been a busy week around here: two great posts about finding a bridal identity / look; a gorgeous, intimate real wedding; what it's like to be an "older" bride; pretty dresses; and not one, but two giveaways -- our book and invitations. And on top of all that, if y'all follow me on Instagram, then you know I've been on my toes with a new little…

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    When it comes to bridal accessories, I am having a bit of an identity crisis. Mostly due to my severe addiction to Etsy browsing, but also due to the fact that I am torn between styles. I am not what you might call traditional and tend to have kind of funky taste in accessories. And as someone who staunchly refuses to adhere to an adjective…

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    Source. When you find your dress, it’s bliss. You’re all, “This is it! I’m ready to walk down the aisle!” False. There’s your hair, your makeup, your veil, not to mention shoes or jewelry. In my everyday life I’m very minimal when it comes to hair, makeup, and jewelry so I knew I was going to need professional help for my bridal look. Lucky for…

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