Monday, April 6, 2020

Wedding Deals And Savings (Updated for April 2020)

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


CafePress
Deal: 15% off everything
Code: SPRINGFWD20
Til: 4/7/2020
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: 75% off + free 2-day shipping
Code: (apply on the homepage)
Til: 4/7/2020
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 4/6/2020
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: 35% off sitewide; 40% off $99+; 50% off $149+
Code: SWTPEA
Til: 4/6/2020
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: Up to 50% off everything
Code: FREEPAGES
Til: 4/7/2020
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: 40% off everything
Code: BESTSALE40
Til: 4/7/2020
Shop at Tiny Prints

Vistaprint
Deal: (nothing right now)
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 6% cash back

Walgreens
Deal: 50% off all everything photo
Code: CONGRATS50
Til: 4/11/2020
Shop at Walgreens' website


Wedding Deals


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: 25% off your total
Code: TOGETHER
Til: 4/12/2020
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: 20% off all regular price items
Code: 20MAKE4120
Til: 4/11/2020
Shop at Michaels' website

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 4/6/2020
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: (no date noted)
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

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: Up to 50% off everything
Code: FREEPAGES
Til: 4/7/2020
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: 40% off everything
Code: BESTSALE40
Til: 4/7/2020
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 everything photo
Code: CONGRATS50
Til: 4/11/2020
Shop at Walgreens' website

Wedding Freebies

Bonus Gifts
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?

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Get Bridal Guide Magazine For Free

As soon as I got engaged, one of my mom's best friends told me she had a few bridal magazines for me. And almost at the very same time, someone purchased me a gift subscription to Bridal Guide.

I didn't think I needed magazines. I had the Internet, and that was good enough. So I thought.

It's not.

Google is a great place to start, but magazines are so amazing and worth the cost. There is so much information, ideas on ways to save money, how to address invitations, check lists, and a ton of ads for wedding products.

Yes, we have these all on A Bride On A Budget. So you should definitely keep us bookmarked all through your wedding. But you should supplement us with a wedding magazine subscription ... especially if it's free.

Bridal Guide is amazing, but it's $5.99 an issue at the newsstand. That's way too much to pick up at the store every month. Right now, though, you can get a free Bridal Guide magazine subscription.

You can get a FREE subscription to Bridal Guide magazine! This is great if you are just starting to plan your wedding.  Don't miss this offer! Get yours from www.abrideonabudget.com here. #wedding #weddingplanning #diybride #diywedding #weddingmagazine #bridalguide

You can easily get a free digital subscription of Bridal Guide magazine. Just click that link, enter your info, and your first issue should arrive soon.

I requested all the free wedding magazines I could find. They were all so helpful for me. I was able to flip through them when I had a few minutes and look at the dresses (bridal magazines are very ad heavy, but I never minded), read an article, and just feel like I was on the right track with my planning. That confirmation is worth it.

And brides, they really need a lot of confirmation.

Until you start planning your wedding, you don't even know what you have to plan. And you always feel like you're on the wrong track, no matter what you're doing. So having a magazine is just a big help as far as reassurance goes.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Are you reading any wedding magazines?

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

How To Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day

Since today is National Love Your Pet Day, it seemed like a good time to remind you of this How To Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day post.

Admit it: If you have a pet, it's basically your child.

I don't think people are ever crazy about pets until they actually get a pet. Oh, sure, your family may have pets when you're growing up, but until you have your own pet, you don't become that person. You know, the one who talks to their pet like a human, spoiling it like a child.

I think that's just what happens when you have a pet and no children. So of course, if you're a pet parent, you may be wondering how to include your dog in your wedding. Or your cat. Or your iguana. Whatever you like. It's your big day.

Do you have a furbaby? If you want to incorporate your pet into your wedding day, you definitely can! But you should read this post from www.abrideonabudget.com.

How To Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day


1. Take photos with your pet.
This one is easy ... unless your pet is scared of people. Imagine your bridesmaids, your parents, and you getting ready on the morning of my wedding. Consider them, plus hair and  makeup technicians, a videographer, and photographers. Could your pet handle all that?

If that's too much, especially if you have a cat, nix the idea. You don't want the cat to get spooked, jump with claws ready, and tear a hole in your wedding dress before you are even out the door. Wedding photos with dogs are a lot easier if your dog understands commands like sit and stay. If your pup is, well, a puppy, you might be in for a little trouble.

If your pet is calm, definitely pick up a pet bow tie and make sure he's ready for his close up.

Do you have a furbaby? If you want to incorporate your pet into your wedding day, you definitely can! But you should read this post from www.abrideonabudget.com.

2. Add your pet to your cake.
I absolutely love when people hide a little something on their cake, like an Easter egg. So you could have a cake topper with you and your groom at the top, then hide your pet somewhere at the bottom.

If you want your pet front and center, you're in luck. There are some really beautiful silhouette cake toppers that are perfect: there's a couple with a cat (who is being a curious cat) and a couple with a dog (who is being a very good dog). Par for the course with those pets.

Do you have a furbaby? If you want to incorporate your pet into your wedding day, you definitely can! But you should read this post from www.abrideonabudget.com.

3. Have you pet as the ring bearer.
The priest told us that our ring bearer (who was a human) wasn't allowed to carry our actual rings down on a pillow. He could bring a pillow down, of course, but we were to tie fake rings to it. He said the chance of a young child dropping the pillow is high, which would mean the entire audience would cause a commotion looking for the rings. He also noted that trying to untie the rings while simultaneously trying to conduct the ceremony was not a task he wanted to undertake. So he said give the real rings to the best man, tie fake rings on the ring bearer's pillow, and that's that.

So since your ring bearer can't carry real rings, you can definitely have your dog as your ring bearer. Tie fake rings around his neck and send your pup down the aisle. Of course, if you do this, you first have to look for dog friendly wedding venues because not all venues will allow this.

4. Have your pet accompany the flower girl.
Maybe you don't trust your dog on its own. Or maybe you have a turtle that you want to be a part of the ceremony, but it will take forever for him to get down the aisle. That would actually make for hysterical photos but a lot of eye rolling and waiting.

So entrust your flower girl to help him out. Put him on a flowered leash and tell her to walk him. It will be an adorable photo opp, plus it helps to guarantee that your pet will have supervision during the walk down the aisle.

Do you have a furbaby? If you want to incorporate your pet into your wedding day, you definitely can! But you should read this post from www.abrideonabudget.com.


5. Add your pet to your save the dates or wedding invitations.
If you want your pets to be a part of your big day, but not actually in your big day, consider using them in your save the dates like my friend Kimie did. Also, these are her pets from photos we used to design her actual save the dates. I designed them for her, so I think she's okay with me using her photos (I didn't ask, oops!).

Kimie hand painted her signs, but you can actually order our humans are getting married signs or she said yes pet bandannas online if you're less crafty.

Things To Keep In Mind When You Incorporate Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day


Don't, for any second, forget about your pet when you're planning. You have to account for everything. So, I put together a little checklist of questions to ask and take care of before your wedding day.
  • Is the venue (ceremony site and reception site) pet friendly?
    • Do they have experience with pets?
    • Do you have to pay extra to clean up after your pet?
    • Is there anything there that the pet can destroy? And what if Fido chews through the couch?
  • What is the pet wearing? Who is dressing the pet?
  • Who is bringing the pet to the reception? The ceremony?
  • Who is packing food and water for the pet?
  • Who is watching the pet during the ceremony?
  • If the pet decides to run, who is chasing after him or her?
  • If the pet goes to the bathroom, who is cleaning it up?
  • How are you assuring no one table feeds the pet at the reception?
    • If someone does and the pet gets sick, who takes care of it?
  • Who is watching the pet during the reception?
  • Who is bringing the pet home?
Logistically, there's a lot to consider if you choose to incorporate your pet into your wedding day, but if you pet is like your child, you can't imagine leaving him or her at home.

BRIDAL BABBLE: How would you incorporate your pet into your wedding day?