Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pop the Question.... To Your Bridesmaid

So your sweetie pie has pop the question to you and of course you have said yes. So now the question is how do you ask your favorite girlfriends to be a bridesmaid for your special day. Eritrea Dorcely over at a la mode Bride has come up with fashionable stationary to help you accomplish this task. Each 5 x 7 card is made from cardstock, available in other color options and customized to each of your bridesmaid's names. With beautiful design & detail a la mode Bride is the destination for "Will you be my Bridesmaid?" stationary. Pricing on these beautiful cards are $3.00 each for the Bridesmaid dress card and $4.00 each for the Satin & Gemstone card.

Images from a la mode Bride

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kleinfield's Blow Out Sample Sale

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
110 West 20th Street (Bet 6th & 7th Avenues)
New York, NY

No appointment necessary!
First Come, First Served
Gowns starting at $499 & up. Save up to 70% on select designer bridal gowns, headpieces, veils, and accessories from top designers.
Sample Gowns Only!!! No regular priced merchandise will be shown.
Cash/Credit Card and Carry!

Participating designers including but not limited to:
Anne Barge
Badgley Mischka
Carolina Herrera
Jim Helm
Kenneth Pool
Kirstie Kelly for Disney
Max Mara
Monique Lhullier

information & image from The Knot & Kleinfield's Bridal

Red Wine Stain... Be Gone!

So I was reading this month's issue of People StyleWatch and I came across a red wine stain removal kit. Budget Brides this is the perfect product to put into your wedding day emergency kit. As we all know wedding receptions are a very festive time when we bring out the bottles of Red and White wines. Now why would you let your day be ruin with a little spill when you can have the stain gone in a matter of minutes. This day saving kit includes 3 spray bottles that can hide anywhere.

How-To-Use: Spray the solution in the affected area and then lauder according to the directions on the package

Please note: This product is citrus based if you are sensitive to citrus please do not apply solution while wearing garment.

Here are a few sites where the Wine Away Stain Emergency Kit can be purchased under $10: $7.99 $6.95 $9.95

image from & product As Seen in PEOPLE StyleWatch

Monday, November 24, 2008

Glam Couture for Less than $200

I am so excited to bring this post to all of the Budget Brides. Light in the Box in a perfect website for a Budget Bride looking for a wedding dress on a serious budget. All of the glamorous wedding dresses above are all under $200. Yes, I said it $200! This website is perfect for any Budget Bride who is looking for a glamtastic dress without the depressing price tag. These dresses come in a variety of styles from simply chic to couture goddess and all sizes including plus size.
Somethings you should know about the dresses from Light in the Box:
  • All dress are made in China
  • An import tax mandatory when buying any item out of the United States but may not be included in the bill
  • Light in the Box offers alterations; however, I suggest you buy the dress a size bigger and have your seamtress tailor it to your body
  • Some of the dress are sold wholesale while others are sold individually

images from Light in the Box

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yummy Treats: BrowniePops

Do you love brownies and how about lollipops? If so, well this post is for all of you sweet tooth Budget Brides. Brownie Pops is a wonderful creation fusing brownies & lollipops together with exquisite detail and favors. These chocolate covered brownies are available in 11 unique flavors including but not limited to Cream Cheese Swirl, Peanut Butter, Raspberry, Malted Chocolate and Walnut. These chocolate treats can be tailored to seasons, events and especially weddings. Kosher Pops are now available, for all of my Kosher Budget Brides. Brownie Pops can be used to enhanced a candy bar, as favors for a bridal shower or as a little welcome treat for your out of state guest. Brownie Pops come 6 in a pack for $24.oo and can be package in an assortment or singled theme seasonal flavors.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Save the Date Puzzles

Save the Date cards are always trickly. You never know which way you should go. I have found Save the Date puzzles at Who would have thought of turning your Save the Date cards into puzzles. There are so many ways to have a little fun with your friends and family by using these puzzle cards. You could send the Save the Date puzzle cards in pieces and have your guest piece the card together to get a wonderful message. It will definitely be the talk of your circle when all of your girls call you to say what a cute idea. Pricing for the puzzle cards are $40 for 10 with a minimum of a 3 pack purchase. Also, check out for Save the Date magnets, wedding invitations and wedding accessories which are all very cute.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

So You Like Chinese

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Start your lives together off with the best of luck and good fortune. Fortune cookies are always a good way to add a little fun to any occassion. Now & Forever has colorful and flavorable Fortune Cookies in a variety of 11 colors & favors. You can add fun facts about the couples relationship, key dates that are important to you, remember family members who are no longer living, etc. Pricing for the fortune cookies are $112.00 for 200 fortune cookies which comes out to .56 cents per fortune cookie which is a $teal. You can find the chinese take-out boxes at Now & Forever for $45.00 for 50 which comes out to .90 cents per box. Personalized tags can be brought at Wedding Favorites starting at .35 cents. Altogether a wedding favor full of love and memories will cost you about $1.81 per person. Sweet!!!!

DIY - You will need fortune cookies, chinese take-out boxes, tissue paper and personalized tag. Place the tissue paper inside the chinese take-out boxes, place your desired amount of fortune cookies in the chinese take-out box, close the box and hot glue the personalized tag on the closure. Please note: You will only need a drop of the hot glue on the closure of the chinese take-out box.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Rent - A - Bouquet

Flowers are an essential part of any wedding day. They can work in support of your accent colors or to decorate your reception or church space. We all know that flowers can be very expensive when looking at the wedding day budget. While cleaning up and throwing away some old bridal magazines, I found a wonderful website whose motto is 'Fairy-tale Flowers for a real budget'. So what's so exciting about this website is that you can rent your wedding day flowers and returned them once your big day is complete. The flowers sold at Flowers for Rent are unique high quality artifical flowers that look real even when up close. This option is a great choice for eco-friendly weddings, weddings in temperatures that are challenging to flowers and most of all they cost much less than fresh flowers from the florist. Keep in mind there is a 6 to 12 month lead time on all orders. So research the type of flowers you would like to have at your wedding and remember your floral selection will never be out of season. Prices for pre-made bridal bouquets start around $140.00 & up. Also available from Flowers for Rent is corsages, boutonnieres, attendant flowers, flowers for the alter, aisle, entrance and reception.

Flowers for Rent was found via the August/September issue of Modern Bride

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sparkling Shoe..... Clips!!

I found this amazing website today as I was searching the web for incredible products to bring to all of you. So you have found the perfect pair of shoes for your special day buy they need something else. Absolutely Audrey is an amazing website that has a glamorous assortment of shoe clips. Yes, Budget Brides you can create an amazing pair of shoes at a very low cost. Now I know that some of you are still drooling over the blue satin Manolo Blahnick pumps from the Sex & the City movie. But here is a perfect way to make this style your own. They have a wonderful selection for Bridal shoes but check out their Vintage and Chic collections as well. Shoe Clip prices range from about $10 to $35. Perfect for any Bride, Bridesmaid or everyday wear check out to spice up your favorite shoes.

images from Absolutely Audrey (Shoe Clips shown Zoe & Claudia)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Don't Toss Those Satin Shoes

Savon De Marseille Olive Oil Soap

As you all know I search high and low for wonderful budget saving products to help you along in you planning process. We'll my next product that I found in Lucky Magazine will help you to save your satin shoes. Yes, I am hearing you yell through the computer. So worries you don't have to throw your precious pumps or flats away. So you have a pair of satin shoes that you would love to wear to the rehearsal dinner. But there's one problem they are a little dirty. Don't worry I have the perfect solution for you. I found the perfect product for your potential disaster. Savon De Marseille Olive Oil Soap will definitely help you to get unwanted stains out of your satin shoes. Below you can find directions on how to clean your satin shoes as well as a listing of websites where you can find Savon De Marseille Olive Oil Soap.

You will need:
White Cloth
A bar of Marseille Soap
A bowl of warm water

What to do:
Mix the soup into a partially filled bowl of warm water. Dip a piece of the white cloth into the bowl of soapy water and rub it on the stain in a circular motion, but do not scrub. The olive oil ingredient in the soap should take the stain out. Once the stain is out set the shoes out to dry out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
Listing of Websites
Savon De Marseille Olive Oil Soap $8.00

The Cosmetic Market $8.00

Amazon $7.99

Hello Gorgeous! $5.60 (sale price)
images from, inspired by an article in Lucky Magazine

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Budget Brides Tips #2 - Makeup

Some of us are Make-Up Divas while others of us are challenge in this area. There are many options for those of us who are Make-Up challenge.

#1. Search magazines and websites to find the make-up that you are looking for on your special day. This helps so when your special day comes your make-up artist will have an example of the look that you are going after.

#2. Always get a test run of what your day of make-up will look like. So if you think you look like a clown then you will have time to make changes or get another artist.

#3. Don't know of a make-up artist to hire. Well go to your favorite department or make-up store and observe the make-up artists. (This may take sometime so make sure you factor this task into your wedding planning schedule.) When you find one that you like sit down for a make-up consultation. Let them know exactly why your there and come prepare with you tear outs from tip #1. Once the consultation is over and you absolutely love your make-up ask the make-up artist if they would be interested in doing your making for the day of your wedding.

#4. You can use all of the tips from step 3 except don't ask the make-up artist to work for you. Instead, bring one of your bridesmaids along and have her take before, middle and after pictures of you during the make-up consultation. (You can also have her video tape the process with the permission of the make-up artist. Once the consultation is over make sure that you buy all ofthe products that the make-up artist used on you so that you can replicate the same look at home.

Discount: Sephora Friends & Family 20% OFF online purchases at use code FF2008 at checkout.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Make A Statement: Gorgeous Rings

Who says that a gorgeous ring has to cost you a month's salary. I have found a well known retailer who has the cutest rings. These rings can go from engagement party to down the aisle. These rings range from $55.00 to 75.00 which I would say is a bargain for any Budget Bride. So you want to know who makes these beautiful rings for our fashionable enjoyment. Well it is J.Crew. Yes, Missy I said J. Crew. Definitely a great fit for any budget since you will have them well after your big day.

1. Sparkle Cocktail Ring $75.00
2. Giant Starburst Ring $68.00
3. Round Orbit Ring $68.00

You can find these rings and more at

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