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2 days ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Budget Wedding Myths T... · 0 replies · +2 points

Girl, you should be sending that wedding to us. Seriously. (Also, Yay BABC!!!)

2 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Boob Love: Orlando, Ph... · 1 reply · +1 points

It's such a good deal! We love BABC!

2 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Real Bride Meg: An Int... · 0 replies · +1 points

Hi Adrianne,

There are varying factors that come into play for anyone deciding their budget, and location -- not your venue, but where you live -- plays a huge part of that. Dollars stretch very differently in different parts of the country. The current national average for a wedding is about $29.9K, which Meg is definitely closer to than any bride we've previously featured on the site (budgets in our book went up to $30K).

However, Meg also lives in a huge metropolitan area, which will immediately have an impact on a number of factors that may have an impact on her budget. Things cost more in big cities. She is also budgeting for 230 people. That's a lot of freaking people.

We hear from many brides in cities looking for advice and tips on how to trim costs, and readers have overwhelmingly voted our Real Bride series as their favorite because they get to see real examples. Money-saving, savvy tips are pretty universal.

We have also featured Real Weddings with budgets as low as $400, which pretty much covers the spectrum. There's no defined level of "brokeness" here at The Broke-Ass Bride, because everyone's in a different situation, but we want to help everyone equally.

2 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Real Bride Meg: An Int... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yay! It's always nice to see BABs across all spectrums! Because it's not about HOW MUCH you spend, it's about HOW you spend it!

3 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Lemme Ask Y'all A Ques... · 0 replies · +1 points

That's certainly a possibility! I obviously want this to be as beneficial for BABs as possible, so however I can make that happen, I will!

4 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Lemme Ask Y'all A Ques... · 0 replies · +1 points

Whoops! Sorry about that, Robbin! All fixed now! Thanks for the heads up!

4 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Doggone It, This is On... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thanks for having the cutest pupperdoos and being awesome!

22 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - DIY or DIE: Custom Env... · 0 replies · +1 points

The paper I got doesn't shed a single dot of glitter, actually! They make much higher quality now than they used to. Note the lack of glitter dandruff in the photos :)

27 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Real Bride Andrea: Ven... · 0 replies · +1 points

Also, just to keep in mind, Pioneertown is literally STEPS away from Pappy & Harriets. No travel involved, other than walking out the back door of P&H and a few steps further into Pioneertown itself :)

28 weeks ago @ The Broke-Ass Bride - Real Bride Peach: Find... · 0 replies · +1 points

Whoa, Angelina. Let's take the unnecessary hostility down a notch, please. How people choose to spend their money for their wedding is a very personal choice. Sure advertising is hard core, but there are tons of super reasonably priced options available to even the most budget brides among us - from David's Bridal, to etsy, to off-the-rack styles at department stores. But feeling gorgeous and confident on your wedding day is a high priority for many brides, and if they have the money to splurge a bit on the dress, who can blame them? :)