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The Broke-Ass Bride's Wedding Guide: Hundreds Of Tips And Tricks For Hitting Your Budget

For budget brides, including fans of, this is a definitive guide to saving money and making every dollar count during wedding planning, from the engagement party to the big day, without sacrificing style or personality.Brides-to-be, do you dream of rocking a wedding full of personality, pizzazz, and style, without compromising your dreams or kissing your budget goodbye? Well, bust out your happy dance because today is your lucky're holding the key in your newly-betrothed hands!   In the pages of this witty guide, Dana LaRue, creator of, shares hundreds of tips and anecdotes for getting the most bang for your buck, celebrating your personality as a couple, and making wedding planning fun. She includes:   ·         The top 14 money-saving rules for choosing your location, dress, menu, and music—and most important of all, enjoying the day ·         Engagement party and rehearsal dinner ideas that won’t break the bank ·         4 tips for finding your dream theme ·         Sample budget breakdowns ($1,000; $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; and beyond) showing where couples saved and splurged ·         Her very own road-tested advice for becoming a negotiation ninja ·         7 ways to keep your booze budget under control ·         DIY décor projects and recipes you can make without risking a bridezilla meltdown ·         Online planning shortcuts, tools to find savings, and helpful websites for organization and style inspiration

Paperback: 256 pages

Publisher: Potter Style (December 17, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0385345100

ISBN-13: 978-0385345101

Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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My fiance and I were so in love with fantasizing about the wedding but when we started looking at venues (and seeing the prices) that love quickly turned into anxiety haha.So I bought this not only in the hopes to save money but also to see what I was getting myself into, & it did just that. Very easy (& funny) to read. You can skip parts if they don't pertain to you. It even has some real budgets in there to give you a feel for what stuff can cost (because don't you love how not all vendors post their prices?!).We are still very early in the planning stages but I gotta say reading this really took some major stress away. It also gave some great saving tips that I will definitely be using in the near future!

Between the bridal magazines and bridal TV shows, it's easy to fall into a mindset that you MUST do/buy certain things for your wedding. This book was the perfect thing to read early on while planning my wedding because it got me into the right frame of mind.Basically, this book tells you that you don't HAVE to do anything- it relieves you of that pressure and reminds you that your wedding should be whatever you and your fiance want it to be, not what the bridal magazines say it should be.There are some great tips in here for how to plan your wedding for whatever budget you have. And when my fiance and I have a question about something, we consult this book and the Broke-Ass Bride's website (which has a lot of great deals and ideas on there!) I recommend this book to all of my friends getting married who are anxious about the planning process.

While there were some great ideas in this book, I found myself skipping most of the items. The most inexpensive wedding in the book was $10,000, and everything was held at a church with friends and family doing a lot of the leg work. I was very discouraged to see most of the "Broke-ass budgets" were so high. $25,000 for a wedding is no where near "Broke-Ass!!" I must be really broke, because my wedding budget is half of that! And, I am making due just fine, thank you! I will take some of the advice, but if you are interested in buying this book you probably already know most of the suggestions that you can take away from it. My advice, online research, be patient, don't buy anything impulsively, use your friends when you can, and price shop, price shop, price shop!!

I purchased this after flipping through it at my local Barnes and Noble. The writing style is an absolute hoot and kept me turning the pages! I bought this for my youngest daughter, now 26 and newly engaged to a great future son-in-law. But they are trying to make everything happen on such a limited budget and I could see that it was causing friction. This book seemed like a perfect way to get her to have all of the right information in one place, not just for budget and deal tips, but for what really goes into making a wedding successful. I loved that there were so many examples of how different brides dealt with venues, day-of-coordinators, and of course most importantly for my daughter, the music! This book is more than just a guide to getting a deal. It's a real handbook to help prepare young ladies for everything that goes into their big day. My daughter loves it!

Really enjoyed this book! While some of the info is kind of redundant/common sense (to most people anyway); there is A LOT of useful information!I really enjoyed how the book was written (it has a super funny tone), and there is some fun DIY ideas. The back of the book has real weddings by people who had budgets ranging from under $5k to $30k; with a breakdown of what they did/didn't have and where the money was allocated. I found that to be super useful in deciding what was going to be important in our wedding.All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to throw a fun, original wedding that won't leave you massively in debt!

This book is recommended to all brides. Save your time and skip the other books. The author is so down to earth and funny with lots of great ideas. I loved this from beginning to end. Lots of excellent ideas!

So a broke ass bride guide only features weddings 10k and up? It should have been labeled "weddings for the middle class" The few tips they do provide are widely available online for FREE. save yourself the money for this book and put it towards your wedding.

I'm still using this book right now, planning my wedding in September 2016 on a budget and I can't believe how many amazing ideas I have already used. The previous rave reviews that I read were absolutely correct. One example of a great idea that I never even heard of but is gaining popularity is forgoing the expensive photo booth and setting up a selfie station! Have already made my own backdrop and used this past Halloween to buy props on clearance. Love this book!

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