Friday, August 26, 2016

Best Bridal Sashes For The Bride-To-Be

A Bride On A Budget was provided one of these sashes for review. All thoughts are my own.

A while ago, someone asked me for budget-friendly home style bachelorette party ideas. I thought of a pot luck (where everyone brings an app, cocktail, etc.), followed by going to a comedy club.

I didn't, however, mention my friend's "bachelorette party," which involved doing errands all over town (getting our nails done, our eyebrows done, passing alpacas on the street), all while she wore a bridal sash.

Oh the awesome, yet sometimes dreaded, bridal sash. Personally, I think they're awesome ... but maybe that's because I've never actually been the one forced to wear it all day long.

If you're getting married, get ready for the sash. And if you're planning a bachelorette party, this is a great list for you.


Best Bridal Sashes For The Bride-To-Be

  1. Lace Bachelorette Sash
  2. Bride-To-Be Sash
  3. Personalized Bridal Sash
  4. Champagne Bride-To Be-Bachelorette Party Sash
  5. Super Glam Rhinestone Sash
Lace Bachelorette Sash
This lace bachelorette sash is my favorite, which is why I'm kicking this post off with it. It's a pretty lace, which means it won't take away from the dress the bride is wearing that night. Plus, with it being lace, it just looks fancier than any other bridal sash. And if your bride is sort of fancy, and planning on wearing a fancy dress, this is perfect.

You can pick it up in white, black, or pink (if you choose the latter two, the letters are silver, not black).

Purchase here.

Bride-To-Be Sash
How cute is this bride-to-be sash? It's pretty sweet and understated, in case your bride doesn't really want to stand out while she's wearing this. But, it's not too plain either. It has an engagement ring embroidered on it, making it a little more special.

Unlike most of the sashes that are one-size fits all, this one actually is fastened with Velcro. That way, you can actually adjust the length and make sure it fits your bride-to-be.

Purchase here.

Personalized Bridal Sash
I didn't actually change my last name. I've had this one for so long, so I just kept it. I actually have a ton of friends who did the same, so maybe our generation is completely balking at this. But, if your bride is changing her name, this personalized bridal sash is for her.

You can personalize this with up to 20 letters, which means you have some room to be creative.

Purchase here.

Champagne Bride-To-Be Bachelorette Party Sash
I really like this champagne bride-to-be bachelorette party sash. It's just so pretty and feminine. And the champagne color is just gorgeous. It's such a break from the normal white, pink, and black that these often come in. And the font on this is just super pretty too. It doesn't look cheap or cheesy, which perfect for any bride.

Purchase here.

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Super Glam Rhinestone Sash
Aside from the color, I like the Super Glam Rhinestone Sash a lot. The rhinestones are affixed very well to the sash, which means your sash should still say "Bride To Be" after a night of bachelorette debauchery.

The sash is made of a slippery material (I want to guess some sort of poly-blend) but it doesn't slide. When you put it on, it stays put. It's not going to twist and turn, hiding the B on your shoulder so this reads "Ride To Be" by the end of the night (since that is absolutely not what you're going for). So it's good to know this will stay put.

Purchase here.

This is something that you can pass along from girlfriend to girlfriend and the sash will definitely hold up. Just don't wash it in a machine. Spot clean only works for them. And don't iron on the side with the rhinestones. Use low heat on the backside to help the sash's longevity.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Did you get a bridal sash to wear for your bachelorette party?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins

When you're a maid of honor, your most important job should be making sure the bride eats on her wedding morning.

Heck, you should be worried about her eating at all during wedding week.

I didn't. I just didn't have time to sit at eat from the Wednesday before our wedding to the Sunday after it. And wedding morning? I had half a cup of orange juice and that was that.

I wouldn't recommend it. Instead, I would recommend making these 'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins. They're super easy to make ahead of time. Then, bring them to where the bride is getting ready, pop them in the microwave, and enjoy.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

'Bout To Get Married Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins


This is actually a spin on a recipe I've made before, but completely forgot about until my cousin blogged about it at Tales Of A Tired Mom.

So of course, I went ahead and made this batch so Pete and I could have breakfast for the week. It's so easy, plus, it sure beats having cereal or a granola bar every morning. And, I've gotta be honest: any morning that starts with bacon leads to a good day.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

What You'll Need:
  • 12 eggs
  • 3 leaves of kale
  • 1/2 an onion
  • 3 large garlic cloves
  • 6 green onions
  • 12 slices of bacon
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • saute pan
  • muffin tin
  • small bowl
  • fork
What You'll Do:

Pre-heat the oven to 350.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
Chop the onions and put them in a saute pan. Cook them over medium heat (with an optional drizzle of olive oil) until they start to become translucent.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
While that's cooking, chop the onion and finely chop the kale (remove it from the "ribs" and then slice the leaves). If you're a slow chopper, the onions should be translucent when you're done chopping.

Saute everything until the kale is very wilted. Toss in a optional two pinches of salt if kale is bitter for you. If you're not into kale like me (I eat it raw, by itself), you can swap this for spinach. If you do, just make sure to check your teeth a zillion times before taking any wedding photos.

When this is done, remove it from the heat.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

Line a muffin tin with a slice of bacon. Do this for every cavity in the tin.
You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.
Crack one egg into a small bowl, add the veggie mixture, and stir. 

Pour that into the bacon-lined muffin tin.

I would recommend doing these one by one. I know, it's a little more time consuming, but you can assure they all have veggies that way. If you crack a dozen eggs into a bowl with the veggies and then scoop it that way, you'll end up with the vegetables sinking to the bottom of the mixture and only making it into the last few cups.

You need to eat wedding morning, but you also need something easy. Check out these 'Bout To Get Married bacon-wrapped egg muffins from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're the perfect make-ahead wedding morning breakfast.

Bake for 25 minutes, until the bacon is cooked.

Store in an air-tight container until wedding morning. Pop them in the microwave and you're ready to go.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

DIY Thanks A Latte Coffee Wedding Favor (And a free printable)

For a long time, I didn't drink coffee. It wasn't until two years ago that I finally acquired a taste for it -- well, for the last sip of it, at least. I give up chocolate for Lent every year and two years ago, I was really hurting without hot chocolate every morning. So I decided to try coffee. I added enough milk and sugar that the last sip tasted like hot chocolate, and that worked for me. When Lent was over, I kept drinking coffee, much to Pete's delight. That meant we could have coffee parties and coffee dates.

If you like coffee, you might want to incorporate it into your wedding. And what better way to do it than with your favors. I put together a really tasty -- and fun -- "Thanks A Latte" wedding favor.

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DIY Thanks A Latte Coffee Wedding Favor


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What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

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Fill the organza bags with coffee beans.

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Cut the circles from the printable. I used scissors, but a 1-inch circle punch would have been much easier since I designed these to be 1-inch in diameter. I don't have a circle punch that large, though, so I cut them by hand. No worries because I was only making a couple of them, but if you're making 100 or so for your wedding, a punch is definitely worth buying.

Place the circle in the bag and close it.

I originally thought about taping each Thanks A Latte printable to the outside of the bag but they were popping up and not laying flat. Doing that meant risking them falling off before making it to your guests so I wouldn't suggest that.

Simple. And saving the printable is simple too. I already designed it so all you need to do is right click the image below and save it to your computer. Then, print it on a sheet of printer paper. It's already formatted to fit an 8.5x11 sheet of paper perfectly, so you don't have to worry about resizing anything.

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We have a few other wedding printables available for free, too. They're all listed below:

BRIDAL BABBLE: How do you drink your coffee?