Monday, September 16, 2019

Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor

I like edible wedding favors. I've said that before, and it still holds true. No one needs a personalized picture frame with your names and wedding date on the bottom. Trust me. And after a while, no one needs wine glasses with your names and wedding date on them either. But edible favors, like this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor, people need that.

This salt is really delicious and actually a great idea for an edible favor because you can make it ahead of time. Like way ahead of time. The salt will preserve the peppers that you use to make it spicy (that was basically the point of salt back in the day). So you don't have to worry about making your favors during wedding week like you would if you were making baked goods for your wedding favors.

Your wedding guests will LOVE this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor. You can make it ahead of time too. Get the directions at www.abrideonabudget.com.


Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor


The ratio of the ingredients below is to make one favor. Obviously, you'll have to multiply that based on how many favors you're planning on making.

Your wedding guests will LOVE this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor. You can make it ahead of time too. Get the directions at www.abrideonabudget.com.


What You'll Need:


What You'll Do:

Your wedding guests will LOVE this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor. You can make it ahead of time too. Get the directions at www.abrideonabudget.com.

When you're shopping for containers, make sure you choose ones that have a top that closes completely. Some with cork tops are cute, but they're not air tight. And since you will need to shake these, the last thing you want to do is throw salt all over yourself.

Wash and completely dry your containers.

Chop off the stems of the cayenne peppers. Don't worry about trying to de-seed them. The seeds are fine.

Your wedding guests will LOVE this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor. You can make it ahead of time too. Get the directions at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Put the peppers and the salt in a food processor. Pulse until the peppers get really broken up.

Using the funnel, fill the glass containers with the salt.

You may want to put the cap on and then give it a shake. You may see that the salt falls and that there's actually a lot more of the room to fill.

Put the cap on and continue until all the favors are done.

Your wedding guests will LOVE this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor. You can make it ahead of time too. Get the directions at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Once you're finished making these spicy salt wedding favors, the only thing you need to do is give them a shake every day. The peppers will produce an oil, so you want to make sure that it gets mixed into the salt. If you let them sit, it will all clump at the bottom.

You want to make these at least a week ahead of your wedding to give the oil enough time to fuse into the salt. You can make them up to a month ahead of time and keep shaking, but I didn't see much of a difference in taste after the 10 day mark.

If your guests are wondering how to use flavored salts, you can attach a recipe card to each favor. We love using this cayenne pepper salt in hummus to give it an extra kick.

You guests could also use it as a spicy salt for margaritas. Just dip the rim of the glass in water and then in the salt.

What would actually be an amazing idea, if your venue would allow it, would be to fill a large container with the homemade spicy salt (preferably a glass rectangle container) and bring it to your wedding. Ask the bartenders to use it to rim the glasses of a signature spicy margarita cocktail. Then, have a note at the bar saying the margaritas are using the same salt in the homemade spicy salt wedding favor. That would be a fantastic idea.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make this Homemade Spicy Salt Wedding Favor for your wedding?

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Wedding Deals And Savings (Updated for September 2019)

As I've mentioned before, I usually don't post deals on the blog. Yes, it's about saving money, but I try to keep deals on Twitter or Facebook because deals expire and posts on this blog last forever. But people were really happy with the wedding deals and savings I posted for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so I decided to put together this monthly post of wedding deals and savings.

It is updated every month with the current deals and coupon codes. The post is separated into three sections: Wedding Stationery Deals, Wedding Deals (for anything other than stationery), and Wedding Freebies.

No matter what you are up to in the planning process, this list is sure to help you out.

Save on your wedding stationery, grab wedding freebies, and more from this post at www.abrideonabudget.com. Updated monthly!


Wedding Stationery Deals


Planning your wedding? Get Black Friday wedding deals, freebies, and more at this post from www.abrideonabudget.com. Updated for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017!


CafePress
Deal: 15% off everything
Code: EXTRA15
Til: 9/17/2019
Shop at CafePress
*Check out our review of wedding items at CafePress.

Expressionery
Deal: 30% off sitewide; free shipping on $50+
Code: HAPPY30
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Expressionery

InkGarden
Deal: 25% off everything (includes wedding invitations) when you sign up for the mailing list
Code: (will be emailed)
Til: ongoing
Shop at InkGarden

Magnet Street
Deal: 50% off + free 2-day shipping
Code: (apply on the homepage)
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 15% off wedding orders, 25% off save the dates
Code: LABORDAY19
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: 50% off all cards and up to 50% off everything else
Code: SEPT19
Til: 9/4/2019
Shop at Mixbook

Paper Source
Deal: Free shipping on $50+ orders
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Paper Source



Shutterfly
Deal: 50% off everything
Code: (no code needed)
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Shutterfly
*Read about our photo book guest book idea

Swoozies
Deal: 20% off
Code: Join the mailing list for your code.
Til: (no expiration)
Shop at Swoozies

Tiny Prints
Deal: Up to 40% off plus free custom envelopes
Code: LABORSALE
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Tiny Prints

Vistaprint
Deal: 25% off select products
Code: VPSRING19
Til: (no date noted)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 6% cash back

Walgreens
Deal: 50% off all cards and premium stationery
Code: CARDSFIFTY
Til: 9/72019
Shop at Walgreens' website


Wedding Deals

Planning your wedding? Get Black Friday wedding deals, freebies, and more at this post from www.abrideonabudget.com. Updated for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017!

AC Moore
Deal: 40% off any regular price item
Code: None, but you need a coupon from their website
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at AC Moore stores

Alex And Ani
Deal: 15% off
Code: (sign up for the mailing list)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 8% cash back
*See our post about using Alex And Ani as bridesmaids gifts.

Bachelorette.com *NSFW LINK!
Deal: Free gift with every order
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at Bachelorette.com *NSFW LINK!



Beau-Coup
Deal: 20% off $50+; 25% off $150+; 30% off $299+
Code: LAUGH
Til: 9/4/2019
Shop at Beau-Coup

Blurb
Deal: 35% off
Code: Join the mailing list for your code.
Til: (no expiration)
Shop at Blurb

Bold Loft
Deal: Clearance sale, plus free shipping on $40+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Bold Loft
*Cute couples gift ideas

Cufflinks.com
Deal: 15% off $150+
Code: DAPPER
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Cufflinks.com

Dollar Tree
Deal: Everything's $1
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no end date)
Shop at Dollar Tree
*See our post on why you should always wedding shop at the dollar store.

Expressionery
Deal: 30% off sitewide; free shipping on $50+
Code: HAPPY30
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Expressionery
*Read our post about 5 Times You'll Wish You Had A Stamp During Wedding Planning

Frecklebox
Deal: Free shipping over $45
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Frecklebox
*Perfect gift ideas for ring bearers and flower girls.

Indochino
Deal: Up to 70% off
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (while supplies last)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 2% cash back

Julep
Deal: Free shipping on $29+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Julep
*We've used this nail polish before and loved it. It would be great for at home manicures.

Men's Wearhouse
Deal: 40% off
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 4% cash back
*Find out how to get a free tuxedo rental from Men's Wearhouse

Michaels
Deal: 40% off one regular price item
Code: 40SAVE9319
Til:9/7/2019
Shop at Michaels' website

Minted
Deal: 15% off wedding orders, 25% off save the dates
Code: LABORDAY19
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Minted

Montage
Deal: Photo books starting at $29
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at Montage

My Wedding Favors
Deal: 30% off your purchase
Code: LABORDAY
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at My Wedding Favors

Napkins.com
Deal: Save up to 50% off sale items
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Napkins.com

Paper Source
Deal: Free shipping on custom print orders of $75+
Code: CUSTOM75
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Paper Source

Personal Creations
Deal: Up to 50% off everything
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 20% cash back

Deal: Free shipping on orders of $35+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at pinkEpromise Boutique

PopSockets
Deal: Free shipping on all domestic orders
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 10% cash back
*These would make fun additions to bridal party gifts.

Pura Vida Bracelets
Deal: Free shipping on $35+ orders
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Pura Vida Bracelets
*Bridesmaids gift ideas starting at $5

Shutterfly
Deal: 50% off everything
Code: (no code needed)
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Shutterfly
*Read about our photo book guest book idea

Sole Serum
Deal: Free shipping on orders of $30+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Sole Serum
*Read our review Sole Serum review.

Tiny Prints
Deal: Up to 40% off plus free custom envelopes
Code: LABORSALE
Til: 9/3/2019
Shop at Tiny Prints

Visible Interest
Deal: Free shipping on all orders
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Visible Interest

Walgreens
Deal: 50% off all cards and premium stationery
Code: CARDSFIFTY
Til: 9/72019
Shop at Walgreens' website

Wedding Freebies


Planning your wedding? Get Black Friday wedding deals, freebies, and more at this post from www.abrideonabudget.com. Updated for Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2017!

Amazon
Deal: Wedding freebies when you create a registry
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Create your registry at Amazon.com

Bridal Guide Magazine
Deal: Free two-year subscription
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Request here

Exclusively Weddings
Deal: Free wedding invitation samples
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Request at Exclusively Weddings

Minted
Deal: Free wedding sample kit
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Request at Minted

Target
Deal: Wedding freebies when you create a registry
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Create your registry at Target.com

The Wedding Shop By Shutterfly
Deal: Free sample kit
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Request at The Wedding Shop By Shutterfly

Things Remembered
Deal: Free personalized silver keepsake heart
Code: Join the mailing list for your code/coupon
Til: Ongoing
Join the mailing list here

Wedding Paper Divas
Deal: 5 free samples of wedding stationery
Code: 5WEDSAMPLES
Til: Ongoing
Request at Wedding Paper Divas

Wedding Paper Divas
Deal: Free wedding website
Code: None needed
Til: Always
Request at Wedding Paper Divas


Looking for a fun bridal shower game? Get this Bridal Shower Word Search free printable at www.abrideonabudget.com.

*Be sure to check out all our free wedding printables too.

Note: Deals are subject to change. A Bride On A Budget is not responsible if they do.

BRIDAL BABBLE: What are you looking for savings on?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Free Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka Sign

UPDATE: Head to the end of this Free Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka Sign post to get the printable and a code to get a free 8x10 at Walgreens, valid today, August 21, 2019.

I dance. A lot. All the time. By myself, around Pete, at our wedding.

I wouldn't ever say I can dance. I remember being at a sweet sixteen in high school and having a few of my friends try really hard to teach me how to swing my hips to the beat. But my beat and the song's beat aren't always the same.

And that's me sober.

I laugh at myself though and have  a good time because life is too fun to take seriously all the time. Especially at weddings. If your guests have trouble loosening up, you're not alone. A lot of guests start stiff. Open bars help ... and that's probably where the "You can dance - Vodka" quote came from.

How fun is this Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka sign for your wedding? You can get it for FREE from www.abrideonabudget.com.

If you've been on Pinterest, you've definitely seen that quote. It can be expensive to order it, though, s so I actually made a free printable sign for you with that exact quote. You can print it, put it in an 8x10 picture frame, and stand it at the bar at your wedding. It'll make your guests laugh, order vodka, and dance.

It's formatted to be 8x10 so you're gonna want to print it somewhere like Walgreens. Actually, right now, you can get a free 8x10 at Walgreens with the code BIGFREE.

How fun is this Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka sign for your wedding? You can get it for FREE from www.abrideonabudget.com.

If you want to use this for your wedding, you can crop it after you upload it and cut off my watermark. That's fine with me. You just can't reproduce my design without the watermark for anything but your wedding.

Our watermark doesn't appear on the items we have in our shop on CafePress. You can get the item on shot glasses, flasks, mugs and more. Sounds like the perfect gift for your vodka loving friends. Plus, you can save 15% right now with the code EXTRA15.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you hang this Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka sign at your wedding?

Love this design?

Purchase our design on shot glasses, flasks, and more here.
How fun is this Trust Me You Can Dance - Vodka sign for your wedding? You can get it for FREE from www.abrideonabudget.com.