Splurge Vs. Save: The Ultimate Affordable Art Deco Wedding Jewelry Breakdown

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Art Deco is one of our (and everyone else's) biggest wedding OBSESSIONS this season! But if you've looked into acquiring any antique bling for your wedding, you've probably noticed it isn't cheap. If you don't have a jewelry drawer of treasured, wedding-ready heirlooms, you're in luck! We've done a little legwork, and we found a bevy of beautiful vintage-inspired gems that quickly conjure up images of sultry 1930's and 1940's Deco babes. And the best news? It's all $100. Feast your...

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Splurge Vs. Save: Blingin’ Rhinestone Wedding Pumps

by The Broke-Ass Bride

One of these things is not like the other...one is these things is a designer heel that retails for $1,350, and the other is a more budget-friendly alternative that's only $160. Can you guess which is which? Is the designer option studded with diamond pave? Sadly, no. We checked. Is the designer name worth the extra $1,190? Well...just how much did you love your BeDazzler as a youth? 

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Splurge Or Save Faceoff: Net-a-Porter VS Nordstrom

by Azure

  (L) Matthew Williamson reception dress, (R) Sue Wong reception dress I'm the youngest of three girls so growing up, I was sporting my sisters' hand-me-downs like nobody's business. And when we did go shopping, it was to Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Not Nordstrom or Saks. I grew up thinking that Nordstrom was expensive and only appropriate when looking to splurge. But after doing some side-by-side comparisons of products in Nordstrom's Wedding Suite and designer items in Net-a-Porter's...

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When He Says Save and You Say Splurge

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Couples don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to spending. While he may not understand how you can spend $300 on a new handbag (“Did you really need another black purse?”), you’ll likely be equally baffled when he spends $300 on a new video game system (“Didn’t the old one work just fine?”). So when it comes to deciding whether you should splurge or save on wedding details, things can often get dicey....

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Splurge Vs. Save: Non-Floral Bouquets & Centerpieces  

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Hey, brides! Do you know what’s cheaper than fresh wedding flowers? Paper. I’m a big fan of crafty brides, and I love to see what a gal with a little DIY ingenuity can do. Broke-ass brides can save a ton if they opt to replace wedding staples like bridal bouquets, nosegays, and centerpiece arrangements with pretty paper flowers. Origami, anyone? On the flip side, there are some other handmade options that are totally AMAZING, but not necessarily any cheaper than using a florist....

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If I Could Go Back in Time and Plan My Wedding Again…

by Oh Lovely Day

I’d splurge on wedding cinematography and save on the little details! When I was planning my wedding I had a couple of categories I was willing to splurge on, like photography, great food and booze, and the perfect wedding venue.  But there were other categories that had to get cut.  My biggest regret: cutting a wedding cinematographer.  I dreamed of having a gorgeous super 8 film of our wedding, but we really didn’t have it in the budget.  I remember trying to talk my...

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Splurge or Save: Modern, Sculptural Ceramic Love Bird Wedding Cake Toppers

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Wedding cake toppers aren’t foremost on your mind when you start your wedding planning journey. In fact, choosing your wedding cake topper might be one of the very last wedding-related decisions you make - but even so, it shouldn’t look like an afterthought! These adorable and tres modern “love birds” cake toppers are a simple, yet charming option for the contemporary bride-to-be... but which will you choose? Our “save” cake topper is made of pure porcelain, and...

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Splurge or Save: Luxe Ooh La La Lingerie For Your Honeymoon Night - Yay Or Nay?

by The Broke-Ass Bride

  What’s more tantalizing than a sexy splurge? We’ve tackled gowns, b-maid gifts, invites, and wedding shoes, but this week we’re discussing what you’re willing to spend on something your wedding guests will (hopefully) never see. If you’ve never priced frilly bras and panties at an upscale department store like Saks or Neiman Marcus, you might be SHOCKED (and possibly horrified) to know that a few pieces of silk and some beaded fringe could easily set you back as...

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Splurge or Save: Unique Jewelry Gifts For Your Fabulous B-maids

by The Broke-Ass Bride

  Being a bridesmaid is serious business – it requires a lot of time, love, and patience, not to mention a sizeable chunk of moolah. While bridesmaids' gifts aren’t carefully itemized on everyone’s wedding budget checklist, in this Broke-Ass’ opinion, they most certainly should be! Reward your girls with something other than a tiny bouquet.  Whether you choose to splurge or save is entirely up to you – but just know that dollar amount is not directly...

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