Monday, April 15, 2019

DIY Photo Banner

Update: Right now, you can get five free 4x6 prints at Walgreens with the code APPFREE when you order through the app. It's a good time to print out the side photos for this DIY photo banner.

I love pictures. I had so many on my last phone that I had to delete an app or two if I wanted to take any more pictures. Really, my dinosaur of a phone was basically an oversized SD card.

I think a lot of people are like that too.

But, lots of photos on your phone comes in handy when you're planning your wedding and can quickly open a photo app and print pictures to create a DIY photo banner.

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

DIY Photo Banner


I've seen this done two ways. You can either print pictures of you as a couple or you can print photos of each of you growing up until now. The latter is really cute if you met each other later in life. That way, your family and friends can see your fiance as a child and vice versa. If you have grown up together, photos as a couple works better because then you're giving your guests a glimpse into your life.

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

What You'll Need:

What You'll Do:

Print your photos. 

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

Hang the fabric on a wall in your venue. I used a chair sash and hung it with Command hooks (using a quick knot) since you can pull them down without leaving behind holes.You could go with something like jute cording, but I would worry about the clothespins slipping during the reception and you having photos all over the floor by the end of the night.

Quick aside: Be sure to double check that you're able to do this. Venues have their own rules about hanging things. So before you spend money printing photos, ask your venue if it's okay to hang -- and how they advise you do it.

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

Affix clothespins to each of the photos. You want clothespins instead of anything that involves glue, especially if you borrowed these from baby books.

Attach the clothespins to the fabric ribbon. Put the "Every Love Story Is Beautiful But Ours Is My Favorite" free printable in the middle and scatter the other photos around it.

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

Now, about that printable. I actually made it for you already so you don't have to. Just click the image below, save it to your computer, and then print it as an 8x10. I would print it somewhere like Walgreens photo instead of at home, so it's on photo paper, matches the other photos, and doesn't waste all your ink.

Want something fun to hang at your wedding reception? Make this BEAUTIFUL -- and easy -- DIY Photo Banner by www.abrideonabudget.com. Plus, it comes with a FREE Kate Spade-esque "Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite" photo printable.

BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you make this DIY photo banner for your wedding?

Friday, April 5, 2019

Chocolate Mint Truffles Wedding Favors

Pete loves mint and chocolate. Most people do. So that's why these chocolate mint truffles are a perfect wedding favor.

You can make a bunch of them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. I don't want to say they'll save forever, but we have had half a batch of these in the fridge for weeks now and they're still good.

Or so Pete says.

I gave up chocolate for Lent, so I haven't been able to touch them for a month. That's really why they have lasted for so long.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.


Chocolate Mint Truffles Wedding Favors

You'll have to make these in batches, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge. Pick up cute mini cupcake wrappers. When your venue (or coordinator) are setting up your favors, have them place one truffle per wrapper.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

What You'll Need:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1.5 cups mint chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter


What You'll Do:

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Pour the heavy cream in a saucepan and heat it until it just starts to boil.

Remove it from the heat.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Stir in the mint chips and butter until the mixture is combined.

Cool in the fridge for a few hours until the mixture is solid.

If you check after two hours and it hasn't solidified, remove it from the fridge and put it back on the stove. Head it with a few spoonfuls of powdered sugar. Stir and put it back in the fridge for an hour.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Shape the mint mixture into tiny balls. One teaspoon per truffle is a pretty good size. Put them on a silicone baking mat-lined cookie sheet. This just makes them super easy to remove when you're ready.

Put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes so they hold the shape.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Melt the milk chocolate.

Dip the truffles in the chocolate and put them back on the cookie sheet.

Cool them in the fridge.

Chocolate and mint are a great combination. Try these Chocolate Mint Truffles wedding favors for your wedding (or your next party). Get the recipe at www.abrideonabudget.com.

When you're ready, serve them in mini cupcake wrappers.

I used green wrappers because the truffles are mint, but you can have them match your wedding colors.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wedding Deals And Savings (Updated for April 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 your total
Code: S2019PRING
Til: 4/30/2019
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: 4/9/2019
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 4/8/2019
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: Up to 50% off
Code: APRIL
Til: 4/3/2019
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: Save 50% off almost everything
Code: (no code needed)
Til: 4/7/2019
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: Save 40% off everything
Code: BESTSALE40
Til: 4/9/2019
Shop at Tiny Prints

Vistaprint
Deal: Up to 40% on everything
Code: SALE40
Til: 4/5/2019
Shop through Top Cashback for an extra 6% cash back

Walgreens
Deal: 50% off all cards and stationery
Code: SPRINGLOVE
Til: 4/6/2019
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: 25% off sitewide
Code: GROW
Til: 4/3/2019
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: 50% off one regular price item
Code: 50SAVE33119
Til: 4/6/2019
Shop at Michaels' website

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 4/8/2019
Shop at Minted

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

My Wedding Favors
Deal: 20% off your purchase
Code: MWFSALE20
Til: (no date noted)
Shop at My Wedding Favors

Napkins.com
Deal: 20% off sitewide
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.

Turquoise Bar Necklace


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: Save 50% off almost everything
Code: (no code needed)
Til: 4/7/2019
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: Save 40% off everything
Code: BESTSALE40
Til: 4/9/2019
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: 40% off prints, posters, and enlargements
Code: 40SPRINGPIX
Til: 4/6/2019
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?