Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Wedding Deals And Savings (Updated for July 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: JULY15DEAL
Til: 7/7/2020
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 sitewide
Code: (apply on the homepage)
Til: 7/7/2020
Shop at Magnet Street

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 7/13/2020
Shop at Minted

Mixbook
Deal: Up to 50% off everything
Code: SMRFAV50
Til: 7/8/2020
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 40% off everything
Code: PAGES
Til: 7/8/2020
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: 25% off everything
Code: SAVE25
Til: 7/7/2020
Shop at Tiny Prints

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

Walgreens
Deal: 50% off all cards and premium stationery
Code: FIREWORK50
Til: 7/11/2020
Shop at Walgreens' website


Wedding Deals


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: 20% off your total
Code: UNITY
Til: 7/12/2020
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: 20MADEBYYOU
Til: 8/1/2020
Shop at Michaels' website

Minted
Deal: 25% off save the dates
Code: ENGAGED25
Til: 7/13/2020
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 40% off everything
Code: PAGES
Til: 7/8/2020
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: 25% off everything
Code: SAVE25
Til: 7/7/2020
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 cards and premium stationery
Code: FIREWORK50
Til: 7/11/2020
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?

Friday, June 26, 2020

Homemade Pudding Cups (perfect for bridal showers)

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I like dessert a lot. It's my favorite part of eating, really. Sometimes I'll eat lunch only so I can get to dessert. So if I'm planning a party. you can rest assured that I will have dessert covered. Dinner may be an afterthought, but there will be dessert.

If you're planning a bridal shower, you can have dessert covered too. Just make our homemade pudding cups. This homemade pudding cups recipe is so easy, and you probably have all the ingredients for it in your kitchen right now (I did).

Homemade Pudding Cups (perfect for bridal showers)


Looking for an easy and tasty bridal shower dessert? Try these homemade pudding cups from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're perfect for bridal showers.

What's great about this recipe is you can make it ahead of time, then keep it in the fridge until you're ready to serve it at the bridal shower you're hosing.

Looking for an easy and tasty bridal shower dessert? Try these homemade pudding cups from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're perfect for bridal showers.


What You'll Need:


What You'll Do:

Looking for an easy and tasty bridal shower dessert? Try these homemade pudding cups from www.abrideonabudget.com. They're perfect for bridal showers.
Separate the eggs. Put the whites in a container to save them. You don't need them for this recipe, but you could use them for breakfast tomorrow.

Whisk the egg yolks by hand for about a minute until they start to foam up. Whisk in the cornstarch and 1/4 cup of milk.

Set aside.
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Put sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and the rest of the milk in a sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat until bubbles start to form, stirring constantly. 

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Remove from heat. Slowly pour 1/4 cup into the bowl with the egg yolks. Stir quickly until completely combined. Repeat four times.

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Pour the contents of the bowl back into the sauce pan and cook on high until it reaches a full boil. Turn the heat down and it will basically thicken instantly. Stir it, then remove from heat.

Stir in the vanilla.

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Pour it into a cool plastic bowl and cover it with plastic wrap, making sure to press the plastic wrap on to the surface of the pudding.

Set it in the fridge for about three hours.

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Using an ice cream scoop, place three scoopfuls into a 4oz. mason jar.

Top with a layer of mini chocolate chips.

Add a generous helping of whipped cream and drop on a few extra mini chocolate chips.

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Serve immediately (before the whipped cream starts to melt).

Best toppings for homemade pudding cups:


I topped our homemade pudding cups with chocolate chips and whipped cream. But you could also top them with:

How long does homemade pudding last?


Homemade pudding will last in the refrigerator for up to one week. So if you're planning a bridal shower and you have other things to do, know you can make this homemade pudding ahead of time and keep it in the fridge.

Of course, if you do that, be sure to store it in an air tight container. And don't spoon it into the mason jars until you're ready to serve.

Planning a bridal shower?These links will help:


Looking for a new recipe? Our Mint To Be mint chocolate muffins are PERFECT -- and so easy to make too. There's no butter or eggs ... or, really, anything that makes baking a little bit of a pain!  Get the recipe AND a FREE printable for the flags at www.abrideonabudget.com.

More bridal shower desserts:


Looking for a fun bridal shower game? Get this Bridal Shower Word Search free printable at www.abrideonabudget.com.

Bridal shower games:

Want a tasty (and easy) bridal shower or engagement party favor? Make our DIY "She Got Her Rock" Rock Candy Favor from www.abrideonabudget.com. Even better, there's a free printable for the tags in the post too!

Bridal shower favors:



BRIDAL BABBLE: Would you top this homemade pudding with anything else?

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The 10 Best Father/Daughter Wedding Dance Song Ideas

One of my favorite parts of a wedding is the father/daughter dance. Just watching a dad and his little girl -- who is not so little but will always be a little girl to him -- oh. my. heart. It just gets me every time. But honestly, no one is really listening to the father/daughter wedding dance song.

I know. I know. You spend so much time picking the right song for every moment of your wedding, but no one is really listening. Everyone just gets swept up in the emotion of the moment.

And if you actually pick the right songs, they bring up those emotions. They make your wedding guests feel that moment. And that's why picking the perfect father/daughter dance song is so important. You don't need anyone to listen; you need everyone to feel.

A few months after our wedding, while at another, my dad asked me what song we even danced to. Even he wasn't listening.

But I promise you, he was in that moment.

So to help you out, I put together a list of the 10 best father/daughter wedding dance song ideas.

I added a YouTube video of each song so you could play it and listen to it, a link to where you can purchase the song (so you can practice dancing and so you can assure your band or DJ has the song), and a lyric from each song that showcases why it's the perfect father/daughter wedding dance song choice.

Except for the song I picked for me and my dad. I couldn't just put a lyric. It's, like, a third of the song. But really, that's not bad. I could have pasted the whole entire darn song there because every lyrics is absolutely perfect.

That's why I picked it. Even if no one was really listening.

Need to pick your father/daughter wedding dance song? Get the 10 best song ideas from www.abrideonabudget.com.

The 10 Best Father/Daughter Dance Song Ideas


The top song is the one we danced to, so of course, that's number one. None of the other songs are actually in order.


Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman mp3

Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Well, she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned
She says,
"Dad, the wedding's still six months away
But I need to practice my dancing
Oh, please, Daddy, please?"

So I will dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
'Cause I know something the prince never knew
Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don't wanna miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone


I Loved Her First - Heartland

I Loved Her First - Heartland mp3

Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it's still hard to give her away
I loved her first


Unforgettable - Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole


Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Never before has someone been more
Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay



Landslide -- Fleetwood Mac


Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Well, I've been 'fraid of changin'
'Cause I've built my life around you
But time makes you bolder
Even children get older
And I'm gettin' older, too




Dance With My Father - Celine Dion



So, Dance With My Father is originally done by Luther Vandross, but the Celine Dion version is so perfect for weddings since it is a woman singing about her father.

Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me
And then spin me around 'til I fell asleep



Never Grow Up - Taylor Swift


Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Oh darling don't you ever grow up, don't you ever grow up
Just stay this little



My Wish - Rascal Flatts


Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to,
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small,
You never need to carry more than you can hold,
And while you're out there getting where you're getting to,
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too



My Girl - The Temptations


Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

Well I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)




You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker

You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker mp3

Top lyrics for a father daughter dance:

You are so beautiful
To me
Can't you see
You're everything I hoped for




My Little Girl - Tim McGraw

My Little Girl - Tim McGraw mp3

Top lyric for a father daughter dance:

Go on, take on this old world but to me
You know you'll always be my little girl


Other Father/Daughter Dance Songs To Consider:

There are a bunch of other father daughter dance songs out there that are good too, but not considered to be my top ten.

So, to give you a couple more ideas, here are an additional ten songs that are really popular with brides and fathers ... just not ones that are my top ten.

  • Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks
  • Soulshine by The Allman Brothers
  • Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
  • Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  • Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
  • God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
  • Daughters by John Meyer
  • You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) by James Taylor
  • In My Life by The Beatles

BRIDAL BABBLE: What are you choosing as your father/daughter dance song? Be sure to leave it for us in the comments.

Speaking of your dad ...


Check out our Father Of The Bride & Groom Gift Ideas post.

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