Friday, August 17, 2018

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. Pineapple Sleeveless Shirt
  3. Pineapple Bracelet
  4. Pineapple Bride T-Shirt
  5. Pineapple Tumbler Cup
  6. Pineapple Thank You Cards
  7. Be A Pineapple. Stand Tall. Wear a Crown & Be Sweet On The Inside T-Shirt
  8. Party Like A Pineapple Hair Ties
  9. Pineapple Robe
  10. Personalized Pineapple Mug
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.)
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 Bracelet
This pineapple bracelet is such a cute piece of jewelry that your bride can wear all through wedding planning ... and then after. It's Alex and Ani, which is the brand I gave to my bridesmaids. It'll hold up really well, 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 T-Shirt
I'm a big fan of bride shirts, especially for destination weddings. It's a fun way to be a bride all trip long. This pineapple bride t-shirt is perfect for that. Plus, the pineapple is the "i" and that's so cute to me. If you're throwing a bachelorette party for your bride, this shirt is perfect for her to wear then 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 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.)
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.

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.)
Party Like A Pineapple Hair Ties
I love elastic hair ties. They really hold my hair back well and don't snap like regular elastics do. Eventually, the elastic hair ties will stretch, but eventually a traditional hair tie will snap. I really love these Party Like A Pineapple hair ties. They're so glittery and have a pineapple. So cute!

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 Robe
Robes are still really popular for wedding photos. This Pineapple Robe is perfect for just that. You can get it in navy, pink, or white, but white is perfect for a bride-to-be.

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 Mug
I love personalized gifts, so of course, I love this Personalized Pineapple Mug. What's great it's really customizable. You can choose the color of the tumbler, the text, and you can choose the font too. Since it's completely custom, it does take a little longer than usual to make, so be sure to order it early.

Purchase here.

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

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wedding Deals And Savings (Current as of August 2018)

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 your order
Code: GIFT15
Til: 12/31/2018
Shop at CafePress
*Check out our review of wedding items at CafePress.

Expressionery
Deal: 30% off sitewide
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: 30% off sitewide and free shipping and free guest addressing
Code: (no code needed, but use the link on the homepage)
Til: 8/21/2018
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED18
Til: 8/20/2018
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: 50% off premium books; up to 50% off eveything else
Code: FUNDEAL
Til: 8/15/2018
Shop at Mixbook

Paper Source
Deal: Up to 50% off Paper Source favorites
Code: (none needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Paper Source

Shutterfly
Deal: 40% off everything
Code: FORTY
Til: 8/19/2018
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: Save 20% on everything
Code: SAVE20
Til: 8/21/2018
Shop at Tiny Prints

Walgreens
Deal: $10 off cards and gifts orders of $30+; $25 off $50+
Code: SCHOOLGIFTS
Til: 8/18/2018
Shop at Walgreens' website

Wedding Deals

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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 when you sign up for the email list
Code: (will be emailed)
Til: (ongoing)
Shop at Alex And Ani
*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: Free shipping, no minimum order
Code: SHIPFREE
Til: 8/15/2018
Shop at Beau-Coup

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

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

Cufflinks.com
Deal: Enter to win a $500 gift card giveaway on the homepage
Code: N/A
Til: N/A
Shop at Cufflinks.com

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

Expressionery
Deal: 30% off sitewide
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: 25% off sitewide
Code: SHOPEARLY
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Frecklebox
*Perfect gift ideas for ring bearers and flower girls.

Indochino
Deal: Get $25 off your first order
Code: sign up for the mailing list
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Indochino

Julep
Deal: Free shipping on $10+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (ongoing)
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 at Men's Wearhouse
*Find out how you could possibly get a free tux rental from Men's Wearhouse.

Michaels
Deal: 40% off one regular priced item
Code: 40SAVE81218
Til: 7/12/2018
Shop at Michaels' website

Minted
Deal: $10 credit towards wedding stationery samples
Code: 10FREE
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Minted

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

My Wedding Favors
Deal: 25% off your purchase
Code: MWFSALE25
Til: 7/9/2018
Shop at My Wedding Favors

Napkins.com
Deal: 20% off your order
Code: Join the mailing list for your code/coupon
Til: Ongoing
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

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

Pura Vida Bracelets
Deal: Free shipping on $25+
Code: (no code needed)
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at Pura Vida Bracelets
*Bridesmaids gift ideas starting at $5

Shutterfly
Deal: 40% off everything
Code: FORTY
Til: 8/19/2018
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 Sole Serum review.

Tiny Prints
Deal: Save 20% on everything
Code: SAVE20
Til: 8/21/2018
Shop at Tiny Prints

Visible Interest
Deal: 10% off your total
Code: Join the mailing list for your code/coupon
Til: Ongoing
Shop at Visible Interest

Walgreens
Deal: $10 off cards and gifts orders of $30+; $25 off $50+
Code: SCHOOLGIFTS
Til: 8/18/2018
Shop at Walgreens' website

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
*Learn more about the Minted's free wedding sample kit.

Target
Deal: Wedding freebies when you create a registry
Code: None needed
Til: Ongoing
Create your registry at Target.com
*Find out more about Target registry rewards.

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
*See what Wedding Paper Divas' free wedding invitations look like.

Wedding Paper Divas
Deal: Free wedding website
Code: None needed
Til: Always
Request at Wedding Paper Divas
*Get more details about Wedding Paper Divas' free wedding websites.

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!

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

BRIDAL BABBLE: What are you looking for savings on?

Monday, August 13, 2018

DIY Travel Humidor

Pete's dad came to visit us this weekend, just as he has every summer since we moved to North Carolina. One of the highlights of the trip, for them anyway, is when they sit on our porch and smoke cigars together. We have cigar shops in town, but Pete's dad brings down his own cigars -- in his own DIY travel humidor.

I thought it was such a good idea, especially for a destination wedding. What if you are traveling and you want to bring your own cigars with you (or bring them back from the wedding location)? This is a lot easier and cheaper than trying to fit an actual humidor in your suitcase.

So, I give you: a DIY travel humidor post.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

DIY Travel Humidor


You don't need more than a few items, and you definitely don't need an expensive DIY humidor kit. Instead, you can make this with items you have in your house right now. So this DIY travel humidor can actually cost you absolutely nothing.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Start with a plastic container. Pete's dad uses a rectangular 24oz. container. You can use whatever you have in your home, but you'll probably end up picking this size.

Why? It is the perfect shape for cigars. You don't want a round container because you will have so much wasted space. The cigars will fit in the middle, leaving each side open for no good reason. You can't go with one that is a square because it could end up being too small for your longer cigars -- and where would you pack your sandwiches?

Rectangle for the win.

Just make sure you pick one that has a matching lid, so you can create an airtight seal.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

The most important part of the DIY humidor is the sponge. See, cigars act like sponges and will absorb its surroundings. So, if it is humid, your cigars will absorb the humidity, become moist, and it's game over. But, if you don't have any moisture in your humidor, your cigars will dry out completely and you won't be able to smoke them.

You need something that will act like a sponge -- and what better thing to do that than an actual sponge.

Now, like I said above, chances are you have all these items in your home but I get it. You're thinking, "Lisa, I don't just keep sponges lying around" to which I reply, "Check your kitchen. Pretty sure you use sponges daily to hand wash your dishes."

Take the sponge, wet it, and ring out any excess water. Put it in a small plastic bag and seal it. Then punch holes in the bag so the sponge is exposed to the elements. The amount of holes is relatively non-important, but what is key is to punch holes on both sides of the bag.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Add your cigars and bagged sponge into the container.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Now, what you absolutely don't want to forget is the cigar cutter. Forget that and you have no way to open the cigars to smoke them.

You also need to remember a lighter so you can smoke your cigars too, but I wouldn't keep that in with the cigars themselves. You don't want to accidentally spark them.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Place the cigar cutter in a plastic bag and place it on top of the cigars.

You don't need a fancy humidor for your cigars. Just make this DIY Travel Humidor from www.abrideonabudget.com.

Close the top, add a rubber band for extra protection, and your homemade humidor is ready for traveling.

By comparison, a travel humidor on Amazon will run you over $20 for a case that holds 10 cigars. This is definitely a lot cheaper and makes a lot more sense.

BRIDAL BABBLE: This DIY humidor definitely works if you're trying to transport cigars to a wedding. What do you think about dressing it up, filling it with cigars, and giving it as a groomsman gift?

Like cigar gift ideas?