Friday, July 1, 2016

Wedding Deals And Savings (Current as of June 2016)

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 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. I'll update it every month. In case you're looking for it, I'll put a direct link to it on the right side of this blog too.

Wedding Deals And Savings


Wedding Deals And Savings (Current as of December 2015)

Wedding Stationery Deals


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CafePress
Deal: 20% off your order
Code: POPSICLE20
Til: 7/3/2016
Shop at CafePress

Expressionery
Deal: 25% off stationery
Code: SUMMER25
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Expressionery

Magnet Street
Deal: 40% off wedding stationery
Code: WSPARKLE
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 15% off all wedding orders
Code: JULY4
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: Up to 40% off
Code: JULY4
Til: 7/4/2016
Shop at Mixbook

Night Owl Paper Goods
Deal: Free shipping on all orders
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no expiration)
Shop at Night Owl Paper Goods

Paper Source
Deal: 10% off
Code: Join the mailing list for your code.
Til: (no expiration)
Shop at Paper Source

Pear Tree Greetings
Deal: 20% off your first order
Code: Join the mailing list for your code.
Til: (no expiration noted)
Shop at Pear Tree Greetings

Shutterfly
Deal: 50% off hard cover photo books plus 30% off everything else
Code: HAPPYFOURTH
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Shutterfly
*Read about our photo book guest book idea

Swoozies
Deal: 10% off
Code: Join the mailing list for your code.
Til: (no expiration)
Shop at Swoozies

Tiny Prints
Deal: 30% off foil cards and 25% off everything else
Code: FIREWORKS
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Tiny Prints

Walgreens
Deal: 30% off photo cards
Code: GREATDEAL
Til:  7/2/2016
Shop at Walgreens' website

Wedding Paper Divas
Deal: 25% off everything
Code: FORYOU25
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Wedding Paper Divas


Wedding Deals

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Beau-Coup
Deal: 15% off $29+; 20% off $79+; 25% off $149+
Code: JULY
Til: 7/2/2016
Shop at Beau-Coup

Cufflinks.com
Deal: 15% off select American-themed accessories
Code: PATRIOT15
Til: 7/1/2016
Shop at Cufflinks.com

Expressionery
Deal: 25% off custom stamps
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Expressionery
Read our post about 5 Times You'll Wish You Had A Stamp During Wedding Planning

Julep
Deal: Free shipping on all orders over $10
Code: None needed
Til: ongoing
Shop at Julep
*We've used this nail polish before and loved it. It would be great for at home manicures.

Michaels
Deal: 50% off one item
Code: 50STARS7116
Til: 7/2/2016
Shop at Michaels online

Minted
Deal: Buy 3 or More Party Items, Save 15% on Your Party Order, plus Free 3-Day Shipping on Party Decor Orders over $100
Code: PARTY15
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at Minted

My Wedding Favors
Deal: 20% off $49+; 25% off $149+; 30% off $199+
Code: JULY4DEAL
Til: 7/4/2016
Shop at My Wedding Favors

Shutterfly
Deal: 50% off hard cover photo books plus 30% off everything else
Code: HAPPYFOURTH
Til: 7/5/2016
Shop at Shutterfly

Sole Serum
Deal: 15% off your total
Code: SUMMERKICKOFF
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Sole Serum
*Read our review here.

Wedding Freebies


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

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

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: 10 Free Samples Of Wedding Stationery
Code: R10WEDSAMPLES
Til: Ongoing
Request at Wedding Paper Divas

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

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

BRIDAL BABBLE: What are you looking for savings on?

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Pineapple Gifts For Brides

Pineapples are so popular right now. All of a sudden, people everywhere are posting: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. It's pretty sound advice, especially when you're wedding planning.

So, of course, I had to jump on the trend. I put together a list of my favorite pineapple gifts for brides. A few of these aren't specifically for brides (like the pineapple tank top), so I'm buying that one for myself. And if you grab something for yourself, don't worry: I won't tell your bride.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)

Pineapple Gifts For Brides

  1. Bride Tribe Pineapple Trucker Hat
  2. Bride To Be Pineapple Cake Topper
  3. Pineapple Sleeveless Shirt
  4. Pineapple Bride Heart Bracelet
  5. Pineapple Bride Charm
  6. Pineapple Bride Necklace
  7. Pineapple Tumbler Cup
  8. Personalized Pineapple Tumblers
  9. Stackable Pineapple Mug
  10. Pineapple Thank You Cards
  11. Be A Pineapple. Stand Tall. Wear a Crown & Be Sweet On The Inside T-Shirt
Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Bride Tribe Pineapple Trucker Hat
I love trucker hats. I have a whole box of hats somewhere, including a trucker hat with a truck on it. Yeah, I'm that cool. If you like trucker hats, you'll love this bride tribe pineapple trucker hat. The "i" in bride and tribe is a pineapple, which is cute. The bride and her bridesmaids can wear these during her bachelorette party, rock the pineapple, and keep from getting completely sunburned while being completely trendy. Sounds perfect.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Bride To Be Pineapple Cake Topper
I'm in love with this bride to be pineapple cake topper. It's so bold and eye catching, exactly what you want to a bridal shower cake. You could actually plan an entire pineapple-themed bridal shower. Yes, okay yes. I love that idea. Look for that post in the future! But for now, you're left with just this cake topper.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Sleeveless Shirt
This is top I'm going to pick up for myself because it's so cute and summery. I know your bride would love this pineapple sleeveless shirt. Heck, I know you would too.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Bride Heart Bracelet
This pineapple bride heart bracelet is such a cute piece of jewelry that your bride can wear all through wedding planning. It has a little pop of color so it will go with pretty much every outfit. And, when she's planning and getting frustrated, this will remind her to stand strong.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Bride Charm
Does your bride wear a charm bracelet instead of individual ones? Instead of that bracelet above, go with this pineapple bride charm. It actually comes with three charms, which is great. And, is it just me or do the two side charms look just like wedding bands?

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Bride Necklace
If you do get your bride that charm set above, you can also get her a matching pineapple bride necklace. Isn't it cute? After the wedding, she can slide off the bride charm (just in case it's years later and she has a new title like mom), but still remember her engaged time with the pineapple.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Tumbler Cup
Brides need to stay hydrated. It's definitely something I kept in mind all through wedding planning. Who wouldn't want to do it in a pineapple tumbler cup? The double wall is a great insulator too, so the bride's drinks will stay cold even after she pours it, answers a few wedding phone calls that are unscheduled, and then gets back to sip it.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Personalized Pineapple Tumblers
A bride can't drink alone. If she has the pineapple tumbler cup above, get the bridesmaids personalized pineapple tumblers. Everyone can have matching ones, but with different names (of course), so no one confuses drinks.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Stackable Pineapple Mug
Last piece of drinkware, I promise, but I couldn't pass up posting this stackable pineapple mug. It's actually the same mug I bought for thank you gifts for our wedding, but with a different design. They're really great mugs. They're sturdy and hold up well.

Purchase here.
Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Pineapple Thank You Cards
I'm a big fan of giving thank you cards to a bride so she has them handy. It was so convenient for me when we received a gift out of the blue (which happened quite a bit, actually). So, for your bride, pick her up these pineapple thank you cards. They're cute and perfectly match that bride to be cake topper from before.

Purchase here.

Pineapples are SO popular right now. If you know a bride to be who likes them, check out these pineapple gifts for brides from www.abrideonabudget.com (some featuring the fun quote: Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.)
Be A Pineapple. Stand Tall. Wear A Crown And Be Sweet On The Inside t-shirt
Of course, I had to include this Be A Pineapple. Stand Tall. Wear A Crown And Be Sweet On The Inside t-shirt because, really, without this quote there would be no post. You can pick it up in a couple colors, but I like gray the best. It makes the pineapple stand out ... and isn't that what being a pineapple is all about?

Purchase here.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Which of these pineapple gifts for brides do you like best?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Banana Bread Mason Jar Wedding Favors

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I love making banana bread. I buy ripened bananas all the time for the sole purpose of making banana bread with them. My recipe is incredible. Yes, I'm tooting my own horn, but is it delicious ... and fool proof. That's the best part. No matter how many times I've made it, I've never messed it up.

And finally, it hit me. Banana bread would make a delicious homemade wedding favor. And since it's nearly impossible to mess up, you wouldn't have to worry about feeding something sub-par to your guests.

Looking for a TASTY and fool proof wedding favor that you can make yourself? Check out these banana bread mason jar wedding favors from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Banana Bread Mason Jar Wedding Favors


Looking for a TASTY and fool proof wedding favor that you can make yourself? Check out these banana bread mason jar wedding favors from www.abrideonabudget.com.

What You'll Need:


What You'll Do:

Preheat your oven to 350-degrees. Wash and dry your mason jars.

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Beat your sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl with a non-slip bottom for ten minutes. If you put a stand mixer on your wedding registry, now would be a good time to use that. Personally, I use a hand mixer ... because a stand mixer is one of the very few things that was never purchased off of our registry.

Also, I really suggest a bowl with a non-slip bottom if you're using a hand mixer. It will stay on your counter and you don't have to worry about it flying onto the floor if your mixing gets a little rough.

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Drop in olive oil, bananas, and vanilla. I break my bananas in half before dropping them in. Then, mash with a potato masher until it's all completely combined and there aren't any banana chunks.

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Dump in the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate chips. Stir until everything is incorporated. I use the potato masher for this step too because it's already dirty and I hate cleaning more things than I have to.

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Spoon the mixture into mason jars until they're about 2/3 of the way filled. If any drips on the sides, wipe it with a paper towel because it will burn.

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Put all your mason jars on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes (give or take, based on your oven). They will be brown on the outside when they're done. Not a light brown, but a good, rich brown. Give credit to the chocolate chips for a bit of a richer color.

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Let them cool, then put the tops on and add a thank you tag. I used stickers because it was easier than dealing with paper tags and twine. This recipe makes about 24 mini mason jars. You can make more batches based on how many wedding favors you need. 

Looking for a TASTY and fool proof wedding favor that you can make yourself? Check out these banana bread mason jar wedding favors from www.abrideonabudget.com.

I wouldn't make these too far before your wedding because you do want them to be fresh when your guests eat them. I usually store banana bread in our fridge and it stays good. I would say we've had it up to ten days before, but it usually gets eaten a lot quicker.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make these banana bread mason jar wedding favors?