Thursday, June 28, 2012

Old Navy's Annual $1 Flip Flop Sale June 30th

Happy Thursday Budget Brides!!

Image via Money Saving Mom

Old Navy's Annual $1 Flip Flop sale is this Saturday, June 30, 2012 in-store only. Get there early because the lines will be crazy. Click here to find an Old Navy in your area.


Polka Dot Bridesmaid Dresses for under $200

Happy Thursday Budget Brides!!!

So I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and found this gorgeous dress below on a post on Ruffled. Even though patterns and polka dots can be hard to pull off I think in the pictures below it was done beautifully. This bride was brave enough to think outside the box. And I totally dig it.

Image via The Dessy Group 

This dress can be found on The Dessy Group website where you can locate a retailer to find the dress or you can purchase it from House of Brides on sale for $159, originally $336.

Image via Ruffled

What do you think about using a pattern or polka dot as your bridesmaid dresses? Are you brave enough or is it too over the stop?


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Blunt & Straight with Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Wright

Happy Wednesday Budget Brides!!

Blunt and straight can work for almost any wedding. I would select this hairstyle for a wedding dress that was over the top with simple hair and awesome accessories you will definitely be a knock out. See below on how you can achieve this style.

Products needed for Brandy's Sleek Style:
Flat iron
Butter fly clips
White Sands Infinity Hairspray
First, section the hair by taking small pieces to ensure all strands will be perfectly straightened. Flat iron and spray each section with White Sands Infinity Hairspray. After all hair is bone straight, then comb and add oil to tame flyaways.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Perfect Gift for a Flower Girl.... Evening Gown Barbie

Happy Tuesday Budget Brides!!!

I hope you all had a great weekend. The weather in NYC was AMAZING. Since I spent most of Sunday around small children including my own it made me think about a Pinterest photo I was tweeted last week. The "Evening Gown" Barbie is the perfect wedding party gift to give to your flower girl as a collectors item. She will love and treasure this gift for years to come. At $125.00, this gift is a bit on the expensive side depending on your budget but totally worth it when you see that priceless smile spread on your flower girl's face.

A Note from Barbie Collector

Evening Gown Barbie doll is a vision of grace and glamour as she glides through a night of exciting events.

Direct from the atelier, her feminine ensemble features an embroidered white top embellished with white beads, clear iridescent sequins and silk ribbon flowers, while a pink satin bow accents the cinch-waist. Her sheer white overskirt gently reveals a pink satin flared skirt, and alluring accouterments include pink opera gloves and cross strap shoes. For an elegant final touch, she adds silvery rhinestone floral earrings with faux pearl drop.

See additional images below...

Images via Barbie Collector

As seen on Black Bride


Monday, June 25, 2012

Affordable Wedding Day Jewelry from Made By Girl

Happy Monday Budget Brides!!

I found this beautiful bracelet below on Made by Girl. I thought is would be a beautiful addition to a gorgeous wedding dress. It came also be used as a gift for your bridal party. With a price of $14 this is a great deal. Visit Jen at Made by Girl to place your order today. Also checkout her entire site, the girl is super talented.

Image via Made by Girl
What do you think of this bracelet? Like it, love it or could live without it?


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Look for Less... Amare Stoudemire's Engagement Ring

Happy Thursday Budget Brides!!!

So at the beginning of this month New York Knicks Captain Amare Stoudemire asked for his longtime girlfriend's hand in marriage with a gorgeous engagement ring that the comes in at the $1 million dollar mark. Crazy Right?? As beautiful as this ring is let's get real only the 1% can afford it.

Here are 3 looks for less that will make all your friends swoon in envy.

What do you think about Amare's engagement ring? What is your dream ring? Want to send pics.... Send us your dream ring pics at


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Loose Curls with Hairstylist Nikki Wright

Happy Wednesday Budget Brides!!!

Here's the third installment of a great wedding day hair look from celebrity stylist Nikki Wright. These loose curls shown below on Tia Mowry-Hardrict are simple beautiful and sexy for the right wedding. Below you will find just how this look is achieved.

Products needed:
Butterfly clips
1/4 Inch Barrel Curling Iron
White Sands Liquid Texture Soft Hold Thermal Styling Spray
Tancho Stick

First, section the hair in halves by using butterfly clips to secure. Then, spray each curl with White Sands Liquid Texture Soft Hold Thermal Styling Spray. Section hair once again but this time horizontally, curling hair back and away from the face. Clip the curls so that it cools and sets with direction. Then, finger threw the style for body and movement. Use an oil to tame unwanted flyaways and the Tancho Stick for smooth edges.

"For this variation on Tia's curly hair above, the same products are needed. But, this style is approached in a different way," reveals Nikki Wright. "For this particular look, all curls are done on base (not curled back as on previous looks)."


Friday, June 8, 2012

Wedding Style Deals: David's Bridal Semi Annual Sale....

Happy Friday Budget Brides!!!

This weekend is going to be a beautiful at least in NYC. A perfect day to get your most important people together to go and look for the perfect wedding gown. David's Bridal semi-annual clearance sale is going NOW!!! Call your nearest DB to make an appt.

Happy Shopping.... and if you take any pictures send some over so we can see your gorgeous choices.

  Image via David's Bridal


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beautiful Curls with Hairstylist Nikki Wright

Happy Wednesday Budget Brides!!!
Here's another installment of great wedding day hair looks from Nikki Wright. I love this hair style for a more formal or cocktail style wedding. These curls are really fun and will add a touch of elegance to any formal wedding.

Products needed for Wendy's Bedroom Hair:
Curling Iron
Butterfly clips
White Sands Infinity Hairspray
For this bed head look, take the iron and wrap around the outside of the barrel to create waves using White Sands Infinity Hairspray. This gives texture, direction, and movement. Before hair is cooled, break waves up so that they are not uniform. Then, shake out! 
Budget Bride Style:

So maybe you are a BB who wants to DIY or have a friend do your hair on your wedding day make sure you have plenty of time to perform trials. You do not want it to be your wedding day and your hair is not the way you want. Make sure everytime you perform a trial to take pics so that the person who does your hair on that day has a clear and concise idea of what you want.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

THIS JUST IN... New Vera Wang Dress at David's Bridal: 7 Gorgeous Styles

David's Bridal has just released the next collection of Vera Wang dresses. I am so drooling at my desk. Can't wait to see them in person. Do you think David's would invite me for a private viewing? Hmmm... I am so in love already.

What do you think of these styles? Would you wear them?

images via Glamour


Chic Way To Save On Your Flower Budget....

Happy Tuesday Budget Brides!!!

Good Morning Budget Brides!!! As I was brainstorming various posts to create, I saw a tweet on Hydrangea Cupcakes. It got me to thinking that instead on spending tons of money on flowers and cake why not combine the idea and spend the money once. Below you will find 3 amazing examples of our favorite flowers made into cupcakes.

I love the texture and colors that are in this Hydrangea cupcake. Completely gorgeous they are a perfect addition to the real Hydrangea flowers next to it or it can even stand only. With a beautiful cake stand or cupcake stand it can be a great centerpiece for your reception tables. For a tutorial on how to make these flowers click on the image below.

Roses are always a great flower especially for a floral novice. I love the pictue below because of the two tone color of the flower. It will give a pop of color to your wedding decor. These cupcakes would be a great surprise in a wedding guest gift box. For a tutorial on how to make these flowers click on the images below. For a tutorial on how to make these cupcake flowers click on the image below.

Lilies are gorgeous flowers for a clean, classic and traditional wedding. Lilies are like a silent killer. Since they are so clean and simple most people feel as if they are extremely boring. However, just imagine an all white wedding with a lace or bling detail these cuties would be the talk of the night. For a tutorial on how to make these cupcake flowers click on the image below.

Would you trade cupcakes for flowers? Explain please.


Monday, June 4, 2012

Wedding Style Deals: Amazing Deals on Wedding Day Shoes from Milk & Honey

Happy Monday Budget Brides!!!

Wedding shoes are almost top of the list when it comes to wedding day attire. Now we may all not be able to afford Louboutins and Manolos but what girl would not dream to have a pair of custom made shoes. Well Milk & Honey Shoes have come to your rescue. They have various shoe styles, fabrics and colors so that you can create the perfect wedding day shoes for you and your bridesmaids.

Milk & Honey has teamed up with Gilt Groupe to bring you a little bit of savings so that you can have your dream wedding day shoes made by yours truly.... YOU!! Receive a $225 merchandise credit for only $145 to be used on any online purchase at Milk & Honey shoes. Click here for more details.

Would you have your shoes custom made if you had the opportunity? Why or why not?

All images via Gilt Groupe

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